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    Immediate download of Sonata K. 219 in your choice of 320k mp3, FLAC, or just about any other format you could possibly desire.

    Proceeds generated from this sale will go towards promoting arts and education in the greater Chicago area as well as our global project to build a school in the Philippines.

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Domenico Scarlatti was a very understated man in the 18th Century. He was a composer of many musical lives, traveling and living in Italy, Spain, Portugal, and England. Although little is known of the harpsichordist, he left behind 550 massive and impressive works of art for the solo keyboardist. While he was not the greatest composer of the classical era, he was certainly one of the most innovative. His works capture the essence of folk song, dance as well as technical mastery unmatched until the 20th century. His 550 works are layered with odd rhythms, harmony, and melody.
Our concert will feature discussions about this impressive collection as well as events in his life. We will explore art and innovation from the classical period to today. We have selected various sonatas from this collection and transcribed them for Jazz quintet (sax, violin, guitar, bass, and drums).

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from Discovering Domenico Scarlatti, released March 1, 2010
Wes Alexander - composer
Jason Mortensen - composer & sax
Paula Palmer - violin
Garrett Schmid - guitar
Tony Morrison - bass
Steve Bass - drums

Andrew Twiss - sound engineer & producer
Keri Harvey - art

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