Towards the Bridge

Simon Bainbridge (1952)

Towards the Bridge 199

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Duration 
6
Commissioner 
Publisher 

I have used Billy Strayhorn's beautiful tune Chelsea Bridge as the backbone for my new Ellington piece. The Duke and Strayhorn worked together closely and in fact the band's signature tune "Take the A-Train" was a Strayhorn composition. This piece is an affectionate tribute to these two great artists.

SB

Performances 
1.5.99 Queen Elizabeth Hall, London: London Sinfonietta
22.5.03 Old Royal Naval College, Greenwich: Trinity Laban New Music Ensemble / Diego Masson
5.3.09 RSAMD, Glasgow: RSAMD student group
18.10.12 RNCM, Manchester: RNCM Big Band
1
Oboe
cor anglais
5
Saxophone
2 alto sax (doubling alto flute), 2 tenor sax (doubling alto flute), baritone sax
4
Horn
4
Trumpet
4
Trombone
4th bass trombone
1
Percussion
1
Double bass
1
Other
drum kit
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