Softly as in a Morning Sunrise-arrangement, string quartet and alto sax
This is an arrangement of the jazz standard Soflty as in a morning sunrise. The basic idea is about creating a groove with a string quartet, using the saxophone as the soloist. The original melody is clearly present but I avoided to use anything from the original harmony and song form. The basic technique is the development of the motivic material and its use to create structures based on rhythm, counterpoint, or chords not related to the functional harmony of the original piece.
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