I wrote this little 4-section piece for my daughter to play on the cello; it was not long before I tried it out on the clarinet and found it to be a very good fit in terms of range and style. It seems to work equally well on clarinet or bass clarinet – and there is always room for more repertoire for the bass. I have added chord symbols in case you fancy repeating a section to include an improvisation. The recording has a fake piano and a real clarinet, and I have skipped the repeat of the first section.
One continuous movement with four sections: • Jazz waltz • Swing • Andante • Tempo primo (Jazz waltz )
Swing Low, Sweet Chariot
A traditional tune, where I have played around with the harmony a little – a bit of a jazz flavour.
This is an easy little alto sax concert piece that would fit in the middle of a programme to give the audience a concentration break in the middle of (perhaps) more serious music. I can't quite...