Study Score, Downloadable

Duration 9:30 $30.00


This is a solo feature for alto 1.


Reed 1 (alto), Reed 2 (flute), Reed 3 (tenor), Reed 4 (tenor, flute), Reed 5 (clarinet, bass clarinet), Trumpet 1, Trumpet 2, Trumpet 3, Trumpet 4, Trombone 1, Trombone 2, Trombone 3, Trombone 4, Guitar, Accordion, Piano, Bass, Drums

The offer contains

  • Downloadable PDF study score (transposed) for "Nimbus"
  • Streamed video of Maria discussing the writing of this piece
  • Streamed video of the premiere of "Nimbus"
  • Downloadable MP3 version of track mixed with no drums
  • Downloadable MP3 version of track mixed with rhythm section only


Recorded on The Thompson Fields, "Nimbus" prominently features alto sax and was specifically written to feature Steve Wilson. It's a stormy piece that requires a lot of expression from the rhythm section and soloist.

For this offer, I've created a video where I speak about the writing of "Nimbus." I've included a couple of alternate mixes to this piece to help you separate details a little better for your own study. One takes out the drums to better hear all the harmonic details, and then I included a rhythm section mix. You can also see the premiere via streamed video, where I felt we all captured a particular magic. We all accidentally came to a standstill in that performance. That wasn't intended, but we liked it so much, it stuck.

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