Grade 3

Andy Says: "Dark Matter" is a musically sophisticated but technically accessible chart which features either alto or baritone sax in an extended feature. The main theme is in a straight eighth ballad feel with the solo section and shout chorus in double-time swing. The objective with this piece was to explore a more contemporary "dark" minor harmonic palette while keeping all the parts playable for young musicians.

Other Features:

  • Mutes for trumpets
  • Alternate Solo parts for Alto 1 or Bari Sax
  • All exposed trombone parts cued in saxophones
  • Guitar pedal effects
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