Taking Candy from a Baby
By far, the most swinging and eclectic piece of the concert is Taking Candy from a Baby. While the title itself may give some pause, the story behind this piece is just as crazy!
I had been given an assignment to come up with a trio for Cello, Horn, and Oboe in the Lydian mode. In true college student fashion, I waited until the last the night before it was due to begin working on it. By 2:00am I was stumped, but kept having this melody running through my head. In my mind, I pictured a funny cartoon of a thief stealing candy from a baby only to be nabbed by the police after a crazy chase —and thus the song was born.
The song waited until this past semester before I had a chance to work on it. I had just been introduced to the world of Jazz music (which I fell in love with) and decided to incorporate many styles including Rag Time, Brazilian Samba, Boogie Woogie, Cool Jazz, Nursery Rhyme, and Fugue.
I hope you will enjoy this fun piece written in true Looney Tunes style!
Posted on February 18, 2015, in Artwork, Composition, Music, Orchestrations and tagged Baby, Big Band, Boogie Woogie, Brazilian Samba, Candy, Cool Jazz, Fugue, Looney Tunes, Nursery Rhyme, Taking, Taking Candy from a Baby. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.