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Rick Hirsch is a nationally-known composer, arranger and jazz educator living in State College, PA. Check out his music, book a live jazz band in Central Pennsylvania.

Recent: UMD Commission

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Recent: UMD Commission

Rick Hirsch

I just completed Metroliner, an original work for Chris Vadala and his University of Maryland Jazz Ensemble. They'll rehearse and premier it in the upcoming Fall semester.

It's a tenor feature built on a hemiola-like melody-rhythm. The influence Bob Mintzer's writing comes through a bit in this piece.

By the way, Metroliner will be published in early 2016. As for right now, UMD Jazz gets dibs on it.

Notes

This was what I refer to as a blank score commission in which my assignment was write whatever you please. I was told that there'd be a strong rhythm section and tenor soloist, so that certainly gave me some guidance. And I've heard the band before—they're excellent—so I knew the ensemble would be able to handle whatever I throw their way.

Anyhow, here are the score and Finale playback file if you'd like to check them out.

 

DOWNLOAD SCORE

DOWNLOAD SCORE

DOWNLOAD MP3

DOWNLOAD MP3

 

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