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Winnipeg Jazz Orchestra | Suite 150

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Suite 150

by Winnipeg Jazz Orchestra

In commemoration of Canada's 150th anniversary, the Winnipeg Jazz Orchestra commissioned eleven Canadian big band jazz composers to write music reflecting some aspect of Canada or being Canadian.
Genre: Jazz: Big Band
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1. A Common Place Fanfare (Live)
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2. From Far & Wide (Live)
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3. Wenen (Live)
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4. Waves (Live)
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5. Ontario's Memories (Live)
4:52 album only
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6. Here: 49° 52” 34”n 97° 8’ 42”w (Live)
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7. The More You Know (Live)
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8. In Paradisum (Live)
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9. Cirrus (Live)
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10. Maple (Live)
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11. La Nouvelle Nation (Live)
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Album Notes
Suite 150 – A Big Band Portrait is the largest project that the Winnipeg Jazz Orchestra has ever undertaken.
This project involved commissioning eleven Canadian big band jazz composers from across Canada for music to comprise a larger work for big band to celebrate Canada’s 150 anniversary. This unique collaboration resulted in movements that reflect some aspect of Canada or being Canadian.
The completed work was premiered at the Winnipeg Art Gallery on November 19, 2017.
Suite 150 – A Big Band Portrait: Movement summaries

1. A Common Place Fanfare: Dean McNeill
Summary: A wish and audacious hope that our country will continue to work towards finding a common place of mutual respect and understanding.
2. From Far & Wide: Richard Gillis
Summary: Dedicated to the transformative vitality of Canada’s various communities.
3. Wenen: Andrew Balfour
Summary: Wenen (One) is a musical fire drive, trying to find its way through different sound smoke.
4. Waves: Fred Stride
Summary: Vancouver = Water = Waves = Jazz
5. Ontario’s Memories: Hilario Duran
Summary: An expression of Canada’s great multicultural heritage and the Afro-Cuban and Latin Jazz art forms.
6. Here: 49 ̇ 52’ 34"N 97 ̇8’ 42”W: Jeff Presslaff
Summary: A musical calendar based on the cycles of the sunlight that comes through my windows over the course of the year.
7. The More You Know: Ron Paley
Summary: It’s all about the prairies.
8. In Paradisium: David Braid
Summary: This movement honours those who have given their lives serving Canada and helping people throughout the world.
9. Cirrus: Earl MacDonald
Summary: Our prairie skyline.
10. Maple: Christine Jensen
Summary: Maple with colours moving forward through the seasons is a symbol of our mosaic of cultural diversity. 
11. La nouvelle nation (The New Nation): Michelle Gregoire
Summary: Dedicated to Louis Riel and the Métis people who were committed to preserving their unique way of life.

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