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Battle concerto

Sheet Music: Score

Battle concerto : Bb piccolo trumpet, Bb jazz trumpet, strings and timpani / David Stanhope.

by David Stanhope (2005)


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The first movement, Capriccio, begins as a imitation baroque concerto for high trumpet and strings, which the jazz trumpet interrupts with an offstage cadenza, and then attempts to join in. The movement contains another cadenza duel where the two soloists try to outdo each other in virtuosity. However, the movement ends with the jazz player showing he can play "straight" and the classical player shows he can "swing". The second movement, Blues, blends the two soloists styles in a mostly gentle manner somewhat reminiscent of Gershwin and Rachmaninoff. The final movement is a fast Tarantella, with the soloists playing together or in quick alternation. A quiet closing section leads to a brief coda.

Published by: Australian Music Centre — 1 facsimile score (57p. -- A4 (portrait))

Difficulty: Advanced — Very difficult solo parts and timpani part. String parts medium difficulty for professional players.

Duration: 18 mins

Contents note:

Capriccio (7 mins) -- Blues (5 mins) -- Tarantella (6 mins).

Commissioned by Jeffrey Crellin for performance by Geoffrey Payne, James Morrison, Monash Academy Orchestra.

First performance by David Stanhope, Monash Academy Orchestra, James Morrison, Geoffrey Payne — 10 Oct 09. Blackwood Hall, Monash University VIC

Includes performance notes.

The tarantella movement also forms the basis of the final bagatelle Whirlwind in a subsequent composition, Bagatelles.

Typeset edition.

This edition produced 2016.

ISMN: 979-0-900975-18-8

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