Crescent City Collection


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Crescent City Collection
Marimba Tunes from the Big Easy for Grades 4 - 8
By Steven Kennedy
Spiral-bound Book and CD-ROM
37 pages
Grades 4 - 8

The Crescent City Collection is 11 arrangements that reflect authentic New Orleans styles of early jazz music. The tunes carry the grooves of New Orleans and reflect musicians ranging from James Booker to the Original Dixieland Jazz Band. Each arrangement has a score, suggestions for performance, and history about the style of music, song or musician. Arrangements are for marimbas and percussion, and can also be played on traditional Orff instruments. Black and white photos of musicians and scenes of New Orleans are included.

The enclosed CD contains audio tracks in MP3 and M4a formats and graphics files in several formats of full scores and instrument parts of the songs used in the book.

Bamboula - Louis Moreau Gotschalk
When the Saints Go Marching In - Traditional
Joe Avery's Piece (Second Line) - Traditional
Grand Texas - Traditional Cajun tune
'Fess Up - Steven Kennedy in the style of Professor Longhair
Great Big House - Traditional
Struttin' It - Steven Kennedy
Marigny Stomp - Steven Kennedy, using Jelly Roll Morton's stride style
New Orleans Lingo
Booker Blues - Steven Kennedy
Treme Song - John Boutte
Tiger Rag - popular jazz tune  


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