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Simon Bainbridge

Publisher: Novello & Co

Towards the Bridge (1999)
commissioned by London Sinfonietta for their tribute to Duke Ellington
Publisher
Novello & Co Ltd
Category
Orchestra
Sub Category
Chamber Orchestra
Year Composed
1999
Duration
6 Minutes
Programme Note
Simon Bainbridge Towards the Bridge (1999)
I have used Billy Strayhorn's beautiful tune Chelsea Bridge as the backbone for my new Ellington piece. The Duke and Strayhorn worked together closely and in fact the band's signature tune "Take the A-Train" was a Strayhorn composition. This piece is an affectionate tribute to these two great artists.

SB

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