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NEW BMI WORK: Defranzo Loop (The Return)

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CHRISTOPHER BURNETT ENSEMBLE: One of the wonderful aspects of writing for CbE is the various sound textures and colours available as a composer and arranger. I’m always writing for all of my projects, but the muse seems to be leaning more toward the larger group as of late. I most always have ideas and concepts to explore compositionally and now I am actually able to make time to write something new each week. Sweet …

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June 1980 enroute from Germany to the Army band at Fort George G. Meade, Maryland (Military District of Washington).

The new work is based upon something personal. When our family left the military band assignment in Ansbach, Germany many years ago, it was Terri, me and our four month old son. We went to the First US Army Headquarters Band when that was based in the Military District of Washington at Fort Meade, Maryland. It was a great band assignment and our daughter was born at Walter Reed Army Medical Center a couple of years later. Our first apartment was in the city of Columbia, Maryland and my commute was easily one hour, despite the fact that we only lived a few miles away – Baltimore / DC traffic. We eventually moved to live in an apartment on Fort Meade, which was more convenient in many ways. The title of this composition is the name of the street on that base where we lived …

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UPDATE: Orchestrating progress for today on the new BMI Work titled “Defranzo Loop (The Return)” – cleaned up parts in score and a skeleton drum set part. Have added the melody and will work on the improvisation solo sections tomorrow. // Thanks for listening 🎷 Have a great day! Cb … www.BurnettMusic.com

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