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G. Schirmer Rubies (After Thelonious Monk's Ruby, My Dear) Concert Band Level 5 Composed by John Harbison   

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Composer John Harbison writes: Rubies is a version of Thelonious Monk's Ruby, My Dear, which he composed while still in his teens. When I was invited by the Seattle Symphony to make a short piece reflecting my first musical passions, my thoughts were of Bach and Monk. Since I had recently made some Bach-like chorale preludes, I chose to make a version of Monk's tune, first in a chamber-musical, contrapuntal manner, then in the grand orchestral style I had always heard lurking there. Dur: 5:30 (Recorded live by the Rutgers Symphony Band - Peter Stanley Martin, guest conductor)

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