Hymn for JP

Andrew Robson (Composer)

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Hymn for JP is an original composition for large jazz ensemble. The piece was composed as a tribute to the Australian Jazz musician John Pochée who passed away in 2022 and it is intended in part as a hymn played by Ten Part Invention in memory of John, a band that he led for 37 years. The piece features several soloists and was composed and arranged using voicings and changes in timbre inspired by the harmonium (pedal organ).

Instrumentation: Alto saxophone, 2 tenor saxophones, baritone saxophone, trombone, 2 trumpets, piano, double bass, drums.
Duration: 6 min.
Difficulty: Advanced — Small big band with strong improvisation ability for tenor 1, alto and trombone parts.
Dedication note: Dedicated to John Pochée. Dedicated to the memory of John Pochée OAM
Written for: Ten Part Invention
First performance: by Ten Part Invention — 12 Mar 23. The Great Club, Marrickville NSW
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationSydney, Australia
PublisherThe Australian Music Centre
Publication statusPublished - 24 Jul 2023


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