Busy Lizzy  (Rob Catlender)

I based this composition on the chord structure of Gershwin’s ‘I got rhythm’.  Lots of jazz compositions are based on the so-called  ‘rhythm changes’.

I used large leaps in as well melody and dynamics. Octaves and sevenths and jumps from ff to mp.

I wrote it for my daughter Annelies when she was 8 years old.

Level: intermediate/advanced

A digital big band with computer-sampled sounds gives an impression of the piece.

Busy Lizzy