Szentpali Roland Fasten Your Seat Belt Tu197
Roland Szentpali
Fasten Your Seatbelt
A Jazz Suite
for euphonium solo and jazz band
advanced Duration: 20'

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Roland Szentpali

Roland Szentpali (*1977)

Roland Szentpali was born in 1977 in Nyíregyháza, Hungary. He began his musical studies in his hometown; in 1991 he was admitted to the Béla Bartók Conservatory in Budapest, as the tuba student of József Bazsinka and later of Gábor Adamik. At the age of 16 he won the national “Brasses and Percussion” competition, then wrote and performed his first concerto for tuba and symphony orchestra,...
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About Fasten Your Seatbelt

Fasten Your Seatbelt  is a septet in two movements for solo euphonium (with alternative parts for trombone or tenor saxophone), alto saxophone and trumpet, bass guitar, electric piano, drum set and marimba / congas.

It is a typical example of the versatile composing talent of Roland Szentpali. His approach to jazz is well structured, with virtuoso written sequences over a dynamic rhythm section sustaining the three melodic wind instruments (with optional improvisation spaces for them).

I. Hunting Instinct is a 7/4 speedy groove music running over long basso continuo ostinati of the rhythm section including collectiv virtuoso intrusions of the wind instruments and improvised sequences.

II. Transfer Passenger is pushing another kind of speedy groove, here on a more traditional 4/4, inspired by the human traffic jam in crowded international airports...

Indeed, fasten your seatbelt...

World premiere: 30th of June 2017, Theater 'de Schalm' in Veldhoven, the Netherlands with the Jazz Combo of “The Band of the Royal Netherlands Army Mounted Regiment” and soloist Rodin Rosendahl on the euphonium.

Product details

euphonium solo (tenor saxophone or trombone) and alto saxophone, trumpet, bass guitar, electric piano, drum set, marimba.
Editions Bim
I. Hunting Instinct (10')
II. Transfer Passenger (10')


  • World Premiere

    June 30, 2017 | Veldhoven, The Netherlands. Rodin Rosendahl (euphonium), The Band of the Royal Netherlands Army Mounted Regiment.