Practus Interruptus


Practus Interruptus


Long, David J.

Item Code:
C. Alan Publications

Practus Interruptus is a unique theatrical showpiece for alto saxophone and one percussionist. The scenario is a run-through rehearsal in which the saxophonist keeps messing up. When the percussionist finally gets fed up, he starts playing a swing pattern on hand drums and chords in the vibraphone. The saxophone joins in with a bluesy solo over top. The middle section features improvisation in a 12-bar blues. After they finish “playing around,” the two players finish the composition they started rehearsing in the first place. A lot of fun to play and watch!

Grade Level: 3
Copyright: 2002
Number of Players: 2
Duration: 13:00

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    Alto Saxophone
    Marimba (4.5-octave)
    Vibraphone (3-octave)
    Bongos or Congas