Red Light Horizon took on a second life in the spring of 2017, when Julie Bounds, director of bands at Santa Teresa High School, commissioned a big band arrangement for her top jazz band. Expanding the piece became an entertaining exercise in orchestration as I weighed the needs of the at-the-time-nonexistent trumpet and trombone sections with the orchestrating I’d done in the original ten-piece version. The result, premiered by Santa Teresa’s Jazz Band I in May 2017, is a ride as raucous as any others. Hang on tight!
Run time: 5’+, depending on number of soloists.
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Check out this performance by Santa Teresa High School Jazz I and their take on the ending: