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Cyclical Connotations Tenor Sax 3

Cyclical Connotations Tenor Sax 3

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Published by Chris Burnett
"Cyclical Connotations" was written during the week of November 9, 2009 and then orchestrated/arranged for the instrumentation inherent to the musicians participating in the 2nd Residency of the Black House Improvisers' Collective (BHIC) in Kansas City.
This work is comprised of an original chord progression and melody that are supported by three diminished cycles in 8 measure phrases as the root movement. Written in the time signature of 3/4, the duple meter feeling of the eighth notes is of primary consideration to the rhythmic intent of the single melodic, harmonic and counter melodic lines within the individual instrumental parts. Since each measure contains 6 eighth notes, the time signature of 6/8 could have been used as well. However, the tendencies of performances of compound time signatures such as 6/8, 9/8 and 12/8 typically morphing into sounding like triplets being played on each strong beat of the measure was motivation to use the simple meter time signature of 3/4 instead. The goal is for the eighth notes to be "flowing" rather than "galloping".

In the context and purpose to serve as a platform for improvisation, the rich harmonic progression provides great resources for the soloist to create interesting original melodies. The inherent polyrhythmic nature of the work gives enough freedom to the rhythm players to compliment the music beyond the typical static drone often associated with keeping time in an ensemble setting such as this. The unique instrumentation also adds to the presentation.

The BHIC musicians enjoyed performing "Cyclical Connotations". A complete copy of this work (score, parts and mock-up demo .mp3), a recording of the initial reading of the piece and a recording of the final concert performance of the work by the original BHIC artists performing the music live in Kansas City can be downloaded for FREE by visiting BurnettMusic.com.

Peace, Cb

Chris Burnett
BurnettMusic.com | BurnettPublishing.com
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"Cyclical Connotations" was written during the week of November 9, 2009 and then orchestrated/arranged for the instrumentation inherent to the musicians participating in the 2nd Residency of the Black House Improvisers' Collective (BHIC) in Kansas City.
This work is comprised of an original chord progression and melody that are supported by three diminished cycles in 8 measure phrases as the root movement. Written in the time signature of 3/4, the duple meter feeling of the eighth notes is of primary consideration to the rhythmic intent of the single melodic, harmonic and counter melodic lines within the individual instrumental parts. Since each measure contains 6 eighth notes, the time signature of 6/8 could have been used as well. However, the tendencies of performances of compound time signatures such as 6/8, 9/8 and 12/8 typically morphing into sounding like triplets being played on each strong beat of the measure was motivation to use the simple meter time signature of 3/4 instead. The goal is for the eighth notes to be "flowing" rather than "galloping".

In the context and purpose to serve as a platform for improvisation, the rich harmonic progression provides great resources for the soloist to create interesting original melodies. The inherent polyrhythmic nature of the work gives enough freedom to the rhythm players to compliment the music beyond the typical static drone often associated with keeping time in an ensemble setting such as this. The unique instrumentation also adds to the presentation.

The BHIC musicians enjoyed performing "Cyclical Connotations". A complete copy of this work (score, parts and mock-up demo .mp3), a recording of the initial reading of the piece and a recording of the final concert performance of the work by the original BHIC artists performing the music live in Kansas City can be downloaded for FREE by visiting BurnettMusic.com.

Peace, Cb

Chris Burnett
BurnettMusic.com | BurnettPublishing.com
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