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Earl MacDonald
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Here is some behind-the-scenes insight into the writing of a big band chart.

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The merging of MacDonald's and Burger King!

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Fresh Start
Hi folks.  I've decided to wrap up this blog and start a new one, connected to my professional web site.  Here's the link: http://www.earlmacdonaldmusic.com/blog/ I'll see you there. ~ Earl

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Cow Tippin' - a reading by the 2016 MA All-State Jazz Band
Here's the 2016 Massachusetts All-State Jazz Ensemble reading Cow Tippin' in rehearsal. Because of time constraints, we didn't include this piece in our set at Symphony Hall.  However, we performed it at the Newport Jazz Festival in July, to an enthusiastic...

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An Honest Day's Work
My weekly schedule is structured so that Fridays are dedicated solely to "creative activity." I have no Friday classes, and do my best not to accept other appointments. I lock myself up in my office or home studio, roll up my sleeves, and work without distr...

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Harmonized Sax Soli
I spent a good chunk of yesterday harmonizing the sax soli for Cow Tippin' , the piece I was commissioned to write for Marshall University's Jazz One ensemble. Here's an audio clip, as rendered by Finale's playback function: You can follow along by reading ...

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Saxophone Soli Line
Life gets messy sometimes. Extenuating circumstances kept me from writing much lately, but I'm now back in the swing of things , with a deadline looming over my head.  I WILL complete this big band chart by January 31st! I wrote out the following saxophone ...
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