Bill's Shadow
for Jazz Meets Classical
James Scott Balentine
Commissioned by Musical Offerings for the Billy Strayhorn Centennial Celebration, for performance at the Annual Jazz Meets Classical series.
Recorded by Jazz Meets Classical Ensemble for KRTU radio, 2015, with Curtis Calderon, solo flugelhorn.


Bill's Shadow
Instrumentation
  • Flugelhorn
  • Bb Clarinet
  • String quartet - 2 violins, viola, cello
  • Jazz Rhythm section - piano, bass, drums
Duration: 7 minutes - 9'30" (depending on improvised solo section repeats)
Published by Guildhian Music. To order parts or score, please see contact page
Composer's Notes:
Jazz Meets Classical is an annual series under the auspices of Musical Offerings, a chamber music organization founded in the late 1980's in San Antonio, Joan Christenson, Artistic Director. Now in it's 25th year, JMC has brought together the best of San Antonio's classical and jazz musicians to offer music that ranges from jazz influenced compositions and arrangements of music from Bach to Bernstein and beyond, as well as pieces commissioned for the series and its guest artists. The series has won awards and grants from the Russell Hill Rogers Foundation, the Artist Foundation of San Antonio, the San Antonio Museum of Art, the Kronkosky Foundation and others.


- James Scott Balentine