Harmony #5 – Boplicity Shout Chorus

This post is a continuation of some earlier posts about the ensemble harmonies in Boplicity. Check out them out here and here. An interesting feature of this section (like the part before it) is that it is entirely new to the piece. The shout chorus does resemble some parts from the original harmony in the … Continue reading Harmony #5 – Boplicity Shout Chorus


Orchestration #7 – Tuba B

This post continues on from the last post about Gil's use of the Tuba. Tuba Doublings Gil often doubles the tuba with other bass instruments. Typically this is to add weight and strength to the bass line and to underpin the ensemble. Doubling with Contrabass Bess, You Is My Woman Now - Bars 14 & … Continue reading Orchestration #7 – Tuba B