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A bluesy kind of thing : trumpet with piano

by Fred Hill (2007)

bluesy kind of thing


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A bluesy kind of thing / Freddie Hill.

Library shelf no. 788.92/HIL 1 [Not for loan]

Work Overview

"A Bluesy Kind of Thing" reflects my lifelong passion and involvement with Jazz and the Blues in all its forms. The opening theme is brooding but should not be doleful or mournful while the accompaniment

is a slow steady walk, but not a funeral march. The middle section is more intense reminiscent of a '60s detective movie score before the return of the main theme and a slow fade.

Work Details

Year: 2007

Instrumentation: Trumpet in B flat, piano.

Duration: 4 min.

Difficulty: Medium — Equivalent to Grade V - VI AMEB

Dedication note: dedicated to the Oke family

Commission note: composed for one of my trumpet students, Max Oke, of Balmain NSW

May also be performed on Cornet or Flugelhorn. In the latter version it may be transposed down a whole-tone or a minor third. This transposition may also be useful for a younger trumpet student who is not yet confident playing above the stave. It may also be played wholly or in part using a mute (type at discretion of the performer).

This is influenced by some the extended works of Duke Ellington (e.g. Black Brown & Beige) also the work of Kurt Weill in his years of collaboration with Bertolt Brecht.


  • In the form/style of: Blues

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