Concerto for Jazz Violin and Orchestra (2007)
I. Blue Reel
for symphony orchestra and violin solo
Christian Howes, violin solo with the Muncie Symphony Orchestra
Commissioned by Chien Tan
Winner of the University of Miami Concerto Competition
Duration: 15-16 minutes
"The Jazz Violin Concerto has all the seriousness of a classical work—three movements, sophisticated orchestration, great development—but it also has the appeal of idiomatic fiddle writing, evoking wide open skies, sort of along the lines of Aaron Copland. Finally, it's got the 'it factor' of a jazz piece, and it allows the solo voice to really shine through, taking risks."
-Christian Howes, jazz violinist
"The Concerto for Jazz Violin is groundbreaking with the use of improvised violin solos."
-Andrew Paul, US Embassy Cultural Attaché in Kiev, Ukraine
"Routenberg's Concerto for Jazz Violin and Orchestra was wonderful, its syncopated embellishments reminiscent of Aaron Copland, an American hoedown and a whole lot more. This compostion is a true keeper, every bit as fine as much of Copland and Leonard Bernstein."
-Peg Goldberg Longstreth, THE NEAPOLITAN, Naples, Florida
Concerto for Horn and Orchestra (2009)
III. Larghetto misterioso
for symphony orchestra and French horn solo
Commissioned by Guglielmo Manfredi
Duration: 13 minutes
Sunset at Sea (2007) from Americana Suite
Commissioned by Thomas Sleeper/The Florida Youth Orchestra
Premiered at Carnegie Hall
(After the painting by Childe Hassam)
Duration: 5 minutes
Purchase PDF Score/Parts $75
Stag at Sharkey's (2007)
for studio orchestra
Recorded at the Fox Newman Scoring Stage in Los Angeles
for the ASCAP Television and Film Scoring Workshop.
Endre Granat, concertmaster; Armin Steiner, scoring mixer,
Scott Routenberg, conductor
Duration: 3 minutes
for chamber orchestra and jazz piano trio
Premiered by the Henry Mancini Institute
Chamber Orchestra, Vince Mendoza, conductor
for symphony orchestra
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