Concerto pour Trompette et Orchestre d'Harmonie, Opus 43A

From Wind Repertory Project
Jacques Hétu

Jacques Hétu

This work is known in English as Concerto for Trumpet and Symphonic Band, Opus 43A.

General Info

Year: 1987 / 1992
Duration: c. 14:30
Difficulty: (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Les Éditions Doberman-Yppan
Cost: Score and Parts (print) - Rental   |   Score Only (print) - CAD$54.00


1. Allegro – 4:50
2. Lento – 6:25
3. Allegro Vivace – 3:10


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

  • Suspended Cymbal
  • Triangle
  • Vibraphone
  • Xylophone


None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

The Concerto pour Trompette et Petit Orchestre was commissioned by the CBC and premiered in 1988 by the Manitoba Chamber Orchestra with Guy Few as soloist. It is essentially a work for chamber orchestra, adding only oboe, clarinet and bassoon to the string ensemble.

Hétu describes the concerto as “a simple work. Nothing dramatic happens; the brilliant sonority of the trumpet stands out from the string orchestra, but I don’t use fanfares and the like; the solo instrument is treated lyrically and expressively.” James Oestreich wrote of this performance in the New York Times that “the happiest combination of performance and work came in the American premiere of the Concerto…By the composer’s own description, the work is happy and uncomplicated; it is written in a dry, snappy, neoclassical style.”

- Program Note from liner notes to CD Ovation: Music Of John Weinzweig • Musique De John Weinzweig


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State Ratings

None discovered thus far.


To submit a performance please join The Wind Repertory Project

  • Northwestern University (Evanston, Ill.) Symphonic Wind Ensemble (Mallory Thompson, conductor; Alexander Schwarz, trumpet) – 14 October 2016
  • McGill University (Montreal, Que.) Wind Orchestra (Alain Cazes, conductor; Philip Smith, trumpet) – 1992 *Wind rrangement Premiere Performance*

Works for Winds by This Composer


  • Alain Cazes, personal correspondence, 2 October 2016
  • Heritage Encyclopedia of Band Music. "Jacques Hétu." Accessed 14 September 2016
  • Hétu, J. (1994). Concerto pour trompette et orchestre d'harmonie, opus 43A = Concerto for trumpet and symphonic band, opus 43A : [1987] [score]. Doberman-Yppan: Saint-Nicolas, Québec.