File MS-5-16, Box 9, Folder 30 - Transfigured night : [parts]

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Transfigured night : [parts]

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Paul Cram

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MS-5-16, Box 9, Folder 30

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  • 2000 (Creation)
    Cram, Paul

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4 parts (15 p.)

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Paul Cram was born on August 11, 1952 in Victoria, British Columbia. He completed his Bachelor of Music at the University of British Columbia in 1978. He formed the Paul Cram Trio in 1982 and several other groups including The Solar System Saxophone Quartet; The Kings of Sming; The Paul Cram Quintet; and the Paul Cram Orchestra. In 1987, he co-founded Hemispheres, a new jazz/ new music ensemble in Toronto, Ontario. He moved to Halifax in 1989, where he was a founding member and artistic director of the Upstream Music Ensemble (1990-2015). Cram is known for his new music compositions and his collaborative approach to music performance. He died on March 20, 2018.

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File contains the instrumental parts for Paul Cram's compilation of arrangements entitled "Transfigured Night." The piece includes four arrangements: "Wie Lange Noch?" by Kurt Weill for soprano, accordion, and contrabass; String Quartet Op. 28, 2nd movement by Anton Webern for string quartet; "All the Things you Are" by Jerome Kern and Oscar Hammerstein II for trumpet, alto saxophone, bass clarinet, and baritone saxophone; and a fugue by Johann Sebastian Bach for flute, oboe, clarinet, and bassoon. The piece also includes two newly-composed sections for guitar, bass, and drums, and piano and cello duet.

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  • Box: MS-5-16, Box 9