Allan Chase

Jazz Saxophonist, Composer, Educator

Compositions & ArraNGEMENTS

Compositions by Allan S. Chase are published by Schnebly Hill Music (BMI).  Please contact me for scores and leadsheets.

Compositions by Allan S. Chase are published by Schnebly Hill Music (BMI).

Please contact me for scores and leadsheets.

Recorded Compositions (issued on CD)

Wupatki for saxophone quartet (1981)

Theme from "The Clamdiggers" for jazz quartet (1982)

Indelible for saxophone quartet (1982)

Scotch Tape for saxophone quartet (1982)

Song for What's Gone for saxophone quartet (1982)

Corn Census for saxophone quartet (1983)

The Seychelles for saxophone quartet (1984)

Powers of 2 for saxophone quartet (1985)

See-Through for saxophone quartet (1986)

Wolf Tone for saxophone quartet (1989)

Discovery for saxophone quartet (1991)

Southern Flowers for saxophone quartet (1992)

Simple Song in Six or Seven Flats for saxophone quartet (1993)

Saturn's Rings for saxophone quartet (1993)

Fortuity for jazz quartet (2000)

 

Commissioned Compositions

Opening for alto saxophone and piano. Premiered at Southwestern Regional Conference, World Saxophone Congress (1979).

Orb for alto saxophone and percussion. Full Tilt Modern Dance Company, Tempe, Arizona (1979).

Pranams for marimba, violin, and 12-piece jazz band. Marimolin and Orange Then Blue, Boston (1987).

 

Other Compositions

Tone Arm for jazz quintet (1981)

We're Only Human for jazz quartet (1982)

Aneth Utah for jazz quartet (1982)

Cruel Jazz for jazz quartet (1982)

Plastic Necklace for jazz quartet (1982)

One Breath for four voices and saxophone quartet (1982)

Magnet for jazz quartet (1984)

Drowning . . . for saxophone quartet (1984)

La Frontera for saxophone quartet (1986)

Theme from "The Clamdiggers" for jazz big band (1987)

Saturn's Rings and Egypt for large ensemble (1993)

High Trail for jazz quartet (2003)

Through Clouds for jazz quartet (2003)

Port of Call for jazz quartet (2003)

Space Presence for jazz quartet (2006)

After the Concert for jazz quartet (2007)

Kernel for jazz quartet (2007)

Lithofrayne Pridgeon for jazz quartet (2008)

After the Concert for jazz quartet (2008)

Trips and Traps for jazz quartet (2009)

Freedom of Assembly for jazz orchestra (2015)

Incidents Along the Highway for jazz orchestra (2015)

Blues Prism for jazz septet (2016)

Red in Pink / Underground for jazz septet (2016)

Prospector for jazz quartet (2016)

Dodge for jazz quartet (2018)

Student Compositions

Beta Lyrae for five winds (1973)

Three Fanfares for marching band (1973) 

The Bell Jar for wind ensemble (1974)

Revolutionary Letter #41 (setting of a poem by Diane DiPrima) four SATB vocal quartet (1975)

Three Songs for mezzo-soprano, cello, and piano (settings of poems by Kenneth Rexroth) (1976) also arranged for mezzo-soprano, cello soloist, and string orchestra (1978)

Movement for two Bb trumpets and two tenor trombones (1977)

Glyphs for solo Bb clarinet (1978)

 

Jazz Arrangements

Dewey Square (Charlie Parker) for big band (1981)

Blue in Green (Bill Evans/Miles Davis) for big band (1981)

My Little Suede Shoes (Charlie Parker) for saxophone quartet (1981)

Fate in a Pleasant Mood (Sun Ra) for saxophone quartet (1989)*

A Bird's Eye View of Man's World (Sun Ra) for saxophone quartet (1991)*

Tiny Pyramids (Sun Ra) for saxophone quartet (1991)*

They'll Come Back (Sun Ra) for saxophone quartet (1991)*

Media Dreams (Sun Ra) for saxophone quartet (1991)*

I Got it Bad (Duke Ellington, based on an arrangement by Prince Shell) for saxophone quartet (1991)*

Crianças (Cuida De La) (Hermeto Pascoal) for saxophone quartet (1992)*

The Bad and the Beautiful (David Raksin) for big band (1993)

Hora Decubitus (Charles Mingus) for big band (1995)

In Between the Heartaches (Burt Bacharach) for saxophone trio (2001)

Til I Die (Brian Wilson) for saxophone quartet and voice (2002)

What’ll I Do (Irving Berlin) for jazz orchestra (2015)

                                        *recorded arrangements (issued on CD)