Concerto for Trombone and Band (Kazik)

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James Kazik

James Kazik

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General Info

Year: 2002 / 2008
Duration: c 12:00
Difficulty: V+ (see Ratings for explanation)
Original Medium: Brass ensemble
Publisher: JK Music Publications
Cost: Score and Parts - $400.00


1. Maestoso/Allegro con bravura
2. Andante con moto
3. Allegro con brio


Full Score
Solo Trombon
C Piccolo
Flute I-II
Oboe I-II
Bassoon I-II
B-flat Soprano Clarinet I-II-III
B-flat Bass Clarinet
E-flat Alto Saxophone I-II
B-flat Tenor Saxophone
E-flat Baritone Saxophone
B-flat Trumpet I-II-III
Horn in F I-II-III-IV
Trombone I-II-III
String Bass

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Program Notes

James Kazik's Concerto for Trombone and Band was commissioned in 2002 by Paul Compton for the Myriad Brass Ensemble in Oklahoma. Kazik drew upon trombone concerti he had admired over the course of my trombone studies, namely pieces by Gunnar DeFrumerie, Derek Bourgeois and Paul Hindemith. The work was re-orchestrated it in about 2008 for a feature spot on the American Trombone Workshop and then re-orchestrated again for the United States Army Band.

The concerto has been performed here and there over the years by John Whitaker, Barry Hearn, Jeremy Wilson and Joseph Alessi.

- Program Note by composer

In the concerto, I sought to showcase the elements of Mr. [Paul] Compton's technique that I greatly admired, such as a powerful high register and natural lyricism, using elements from pieces that I had studied and admired, such as pieces by Bourgeois, DeFrumerie, Hindemith and Creston. To compliment the lyric nature of Mr. Compton's playing, I chose to rely on a primarily tonal idiom, with brief forays into modality.

- Program Note by composer


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State Ratings

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Works for Winds by This Composer


  • Battisti, Frank. The NEW Winds of Change. Meredith Music Publications, 2018, 306. Print.
  • James Kazik, personal correspondence, November 2021
  • James Kazik website Accessed 15 November 2021