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Erik Satie

Voates (pronounced voh- ah-tes)

jazz guitar and two trombones, mellow and introspective

This short piece is a tribute to Erik Satie, an eccentric Impressionist French composer. He was a colorful figure in the early 20th-century Parisian avant-garde. and this hauntingly beautiful piece is based on his most famous suite “Trois Gymnopédies.” Blood, Sweat, & Tears did a flute trio version of it but my arrangement only really snatches the first few bars of Satie and veers off from there.

The title stands for Variations On A Theme (by) Erik Satie.