THE GLITTERING PLAIN
The Glittering Plain is a three movement sonata for alto sax, jazz piano trio (piano, bass, drum kit) and string quartet.
It was commissioned by Lara James for her Signum Classics CD also called The Glittering Plain.
The jazz instruments (piano, bass and drums) have written out parts but would benefit from being played by musicians with jazz improvising skills - particularly the bass (some passages have additional chord symbols) and drums (the basic part needs to be built upon in the usual jazz manner). It should be noted, however, that no improvised solos are required.
Score and parts in preparation - please ask for further information if you are interested in obtaining a set of performing materials.