Orchestration

muted brass | doubling | woodwinds | flugelhorns


WOODWINDS

Woodwinds can be used in clever ways in big band charts. In most cases woodwind parts are not essential to the success of the arrangement, but instead, can add a change of texture that one could not get in any other manner.


In the example below, the addition of the soprano sax and flutes provides a lighter feel and an interesting texture.

Meaning of the Blues (concert pitch)

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