Composer: Stuart Greenbaum

Vodka Meets a Martini

Composer: Stuart Greenbaum
Composed: 1999 Duration: 4 mins.
Instrumentation: Big Band
ISMN: 979-0-720114-94-1 Catalogue: RM897
Level: 3.5 Country: Australia

Performance note: Vodka Meets a Martini is written with a laid-back, lounge feel over a slightly more complex ‘classical’ structure which repeats a 26-bar cycle five times.

This piece is written for standard big band with the addition of flute. It is possible for the baritone saxophone to double flute and a composite part is available. In any event, it is important to have a professional flautist so in most cases a separate player is preferable.

The 1st trumpet line also includes a flugel horn part, to be played by a separate player. The part for the drum kit is mostly notated. Some embellishments are to be encouraged but it is important that the drummer learns the written part first, as the feel is very specific.

The additional percussion part is also essential and not to be thought of as optional.

Performed by the University of Melbourne Big Band from 'The Studio Album' - Ian Godfrey Director.

Night Drive

RM818 Night Drive Greenbaum SAX
RM818 Night Drive Greenbaum SAX

Printed Book

RM818e Night Drive Greenbaum SAX
RM818e Night Drive Greenbaum SAX

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Composer: Stuart Greenbaum
Composed: 2011 Duration: 4 mins.
Instrumentation: Sax Solo Level D
ISMN: 979-0-720114-16-3 Catalogue: RM818
Level: D Country: Australia

Night Drive is almost entirely constructed out of a 24–quaver pattern that results from the interlocking of a 4–note motive against a 3–note motive.

This technique builds upon a very similar idea found in the music of Steve Reich and in particular his 1967 work Piano Phase, which interlocks a 3–note motive against a 2–note motive.

In Night Drive, the majority of new rhythmic and melodic shapes are created by substituting rests for beats, resulting in new patterns and shifting rhythmic emphasis. The original pattern was formulated at the piano and the subsequent variations were all shaped with the sound and technique of a solo alto saxophone in mind.

To me, this is travelling music – fast in tempo, steadily driving through the night.

The work was written for my long–time friend and musical collaborator, Barry Cockcroft.

300 Kilometres Above

RM555e 300 Kilometres Above Greenbaum CB
RM555e 300 Kilometres Above Greenbaum CB

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Composer: Stuart Greenbaum
Composed: 2008 Duration: 3 mins.
Instrumentation: Concert Band Repertoire
ISMN: 979-0-720083-56-8 Catalogue: RM555
Level: 2.5 Country: Australia

Performed live by Grainger Wind Symphony

The title of this piece refers to the height at which spacecraft orbit the Earth, and by extension what the planet looks like from up there. Pictures of Earth taken from space certainly conjure feelings of majestic elation to my mind and I have attempted to capture that feeling in this piece of music. 300 Kilometres Above was written as a companion piece to 90 Minutes Circling the Earth, which I wrote around 10 years earlier. I think the two pieces have something on common despite being written a decade apart. This newer meditation was commissioned by Reed Music with assistance from the Music Board of the Australia Council for the Arts.

Etudes for Daydreamers

RM348 Etudes for Daydreamers Greenbaum CLA/PNO
RM348 Etudes for Daydreamers Greenbaum CLA/PNO

Printed Book

Composer: Stuart Greenbaum
Composed: 2006 Duration: 5 mins.
Instrumentation: Clarinet & Piano Level A, Clarinet & Piano Level B
ISMN: M-720071-25-1 Catalogue: RM348
Level: A - Easy, B Country: Australia

Contents: 1 or 2 old mints in my pocket, 3 or 4 laps around the back oval , 5 or 6 overdue library books , 7 or 8 to be in before 9

Three Places for a New Millennium

RM336 Three Places for a New Millennium Greenbaum CLA/PNO
RM336 Three Places for a New Millennium Greenbaum CLA/PNO

Printed Book

RM336e Three Places for a New Millennium Greenbaum CLA/PNO
RM336e Three Places for a New Millennium Greenbaum CLA/PNO

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Composer: Stuart Greenbaum
Composed: 2006 Duration: 5 mins.
Instrumentation: Clarinet & Piano Level B, Clarinet & Piano Level C
Exam Grade: HSC Clarinet
ISMN: M-720071-02-2 Catalogue: RM336
Level: B, C Country: Australia

Contents: I. In Orbit, II. Departure Lounge, III. In Traffic

Program Note

I. In Orbit
This was written wondering what it would be like to see the Earth from space. It also serves as a hymn to the technology of satellites that increasingly connect our humble human communications.

II. Departure Lounge
Most commonly, this is at an airport. When travelling alone, this can be a place to contemplate the state of one’s existence while trying to find the right angle to perch one’s hand luggage as a foot stool. But this can also be at a train station – and Sydney Central boasts a (very) modest lounge for travellers waiting for the night train to Melbourne.

III. In Traffic
Statistics bear out that lane swapping in heavy traffic to maximise time and position is mostly a waste of time and dangerous into the bargain. What’s worse is nipping into the fast lane on a slight opening, only for it to become the slow lane. My advice? Take the bike or public transport.

These pieces have been published with key signatures for ease of reading, though were not conceived as conventionally ‘tonal’ pieces.

Hinterland (VCE/HSC saxophone CD)

RM332 Hinterland (VCE/HSC saxophone CD) Romp Duo SAX CD
RM332 Hinterland (VCE/HSC saxophone CD) Romp Duo SAX CD

Compact Disc

Composer: Greg Clarkson, John Peterson, Katy Abbott, Lachlan Davidson, Stuart Greenbaum, Tomasz Spiewak
Composed: 2006 Duration: 60 mins.
Instrumentation: CD Albums
Exam Grade: HSC Saxophone Alto
ISMN: M-720071-03-9 Catalogue: RM332
Level: B, C Country: Australia

Etudes for Daydreamers

RM324 Etudes for Daydreamers Greenbaum TENOR SAX/PNO
RM324 Etudes for Daydreamers Greenbaum TENOR SAX/PNO

Printed Book

RM324e Etudes for Daydreamers Greenbaum TENOR SAX/PNO
RM324e Etudes for Daydreamers Greenbaum TENOR SAX/PNO

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Composer: Stuart Greenbaum
Composed: 2006 Duration: 5 mins.
Instrumentation: Sax Tenor & Piano Level A, Sax Tenor & Piano Level B
Exam Grade: AMEB Saxophone Tenor Grade 1,
AMEB Saxophone Tenor Grade 2,
AMEB Saxophone Tenor Grade 3,
HSC Saxophone Tenor
ISMN: M-720067-82-7 Catalogue: RM324
Level: A - Easy, B Country: Australia

Contents: 1 or 2 old mints in my pocket , 3 or 4 laps around the back oval, 5 or 6 overdue library books, 7 or 8 to be in before 9

Three Places for a New Millennium

RM279 Three Places for a New Millennium Greenbaum ALTO SAX/PNO
RM279 Three Places for a New Millennium Greenbaum ALTO SAX/PNO

Printed Book

RM279e Three Places for a New Millennium Greenbaum ALTO SAX/PNO
RM279e Three Places for a New Millennium Greenbaum ALTO SAX/PNO

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Composer: Stuart Greenbaum
Composed: 2006 Duration: 5 mins.
Instrumentation: Sax Alto & Piano Level B, Sax Alto & Piano Level C
Exam Grade: AMEB Saxophone Alto Grade 4,
AMEB Saxophone Alto Grade 5,
HSC Saxophone Alto
ISMN: M-720067-35-3 Catalogue: RM279
Level: B, C Country: Australia

Performed by Rompduo

Contents: I. In Orbit , II. Departure Lounge , III. In Traffic

Program Note

I. In Orbit
This was written wondering what it would be like to see the Earth from space. It also serves as a hymn to the technology of satellites that increasingly connect our humble human communications.

II. Departure Lounge
Most commonly, this is at an airport. When travelling alone, this can be a place to contemplate the state of one’s existence while trying to find the right angle to perch one’s hand luggage as a foot stool. But this can also be at a train station – and Sydney Central boasts a (very) modest lounge for travellers waiting for the night train to Melbourne.

III. In Traffic
Statistics bear out that lane swapping in heavy traffic to maximise time and position is mostly a waste of time and dangerous into the bargain. What’s worse is nipping into the fast lane on a slight opening, only for it to become the slow lane. My advice? Take the bike or public transport.

These pieces have been published with key signatures for ease of reading, though were not conceived as conventionally ‘tonal’ pieces.

Cloud Eight

RM221 Cloud Eight Greenbaum ALTO SAX/GTR
RM221 Cloud Eight Greenbaum ALTO SAX/GTR

Printed Book

RM221e Cloud Eight Greenbaum ALTO SAX/GTR
RM221e Cloud Eight Greenbaum ALTO SAX/GTR

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Composer: Stuart Greenbaum
Composed: 1995 Duration: 6 mins.
Instrumentation: Sax Alto & Guitar
ISMN: M-720059-90-7 Catalogue: RM221
Level: E Country: Australia

Performed by Gerard McChrystal

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