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Moon and Sand

Composer Alec Wilder    (click to list other tunes)
Copyright Copyright ©2001,
Submitted by sid thomas
Posted 7/25/01; 1:18:19 AM
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Dave - after the self-indulgence of a couple of my own compositions, I owe the trellis the changes of a standard.  Here's a beautiful number by Alec Wilder, Moon and Sand .  The modulation from the first to the second chord is just spiffy. A .mid file with the noises is herewith also.

[ Dmi9 [ Dmi9 [ Bb9sus [ Bb9sus [
[ Ebmaj9 [ Abmaj9 [ Ami11 [ D7 9b [
[ Gmi9 [ C9sus : C7 9b[ F6 [ Bbmaj9 [
[ Bmi7 5b [ E7 9b [ Emi7 5b [ A7 9b [
[ Dmi9 [ G13 9b [ Cmi9 [ F13 9b [
[  Bbmaj9 [ Ebmaj9 [ Emi7 5b [ A7 9b [
[ Dmi9 [ Dmi9 [ Bb9sus [ Bb9sus [
[ Ebmaj9 [ Abmaj9 [ Ami11 [ D7 9b [
[ Gmi9 [ C9sus : C7/Bb [ Ami7 [ Db9 [
[ Gmi9 [ Emi7 5b: A7 9b[ Dmi7 [ Dmi7 [

I imagine the chord in the 5th bar from the end was probably a D7 9b (or just maybe an Abdim) originally, but it's difficult to resist the temptation to pull the Bill Evans-type trick with the Db9 (you can use any of the more extreme Dbalt variations here for maximum crunchiness).

Sid Thomas

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