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Minuano (Six Eight)

Composer: Pat Metheny
Arranger: Ray Farr
Durata: 5 min
Recorded by Baadsvik on CD: Chameleon
Arrangements available in the following instrumentations:
Tuba and brass band, Tuba and fanfare orchestra

Pat Metheny wrote Minuano together with Lyle Mays (b. 1953), the key- board player of the group, naming it after a cold wind that blows in the South of Brazil and in Uruguay. The piece is in 6/8 and begins with long, cool melodic lines floating above a propulsive accompaniment. The English brass band con- ductor and arranger Ray Farr has made a tremendously effective adaptation of it for tuba and fanfare band.

Sound and video with Baadsvik playing Metheny – Minuano (Six Eight):

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