One Mob

Andrew Robson (Composer)

Research output: Non-traditional research outputComposition


One Mob is the creative investigation of two compositional ideas, one melodic and two, harmonic. In the opening section, the piece overlays repetition (tenor melody) with variation (alto melody) providing the composition with two interdependent themes. In the second section, the opening diatonic harmonic progression is develop through the use of a non-diatonic progression built from the b6 major. This composition answers the following research question: In what ways can contrasting musical devices be harnessed in an original composition for small jazz ensemble?

Instrumentation: Alto saxophone, tenor saxophone, double bass, drums.
Duration: 6 min.
Difficulty: Advanced — Ability to improvise on chord changes is required
Written for: Evans/Robson Quartet
First performance: by Sandy Evans, Andrew Robson, Brett Hirst, Hamish Stuart — 10 May 23. Foundry 616, Ultimo NSW
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationSydney, Australia
PublisherThe Australian Music Centre
Publication statusPublished - 24 Jul 2023


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