Concertpiece (Curnow)

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James Curnow

James Curnow

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General Info

Year: 1999
Duration: c. 6:45
Difficulty: IV (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Curnow Music Press, through Music Shop Europe
Cost: Score and Parts (print) - €154.20   |   Score Only (print) - €28.03


Full Score
Solo Trumpet
C Piccolo
Flute I-II
Oboe I-II
Bassoon I-II
E-flat Soprano Clarinet
B-flat Soprano Clarinet I-II-III
B-flat Bass Clarinet
E-flat Contra Alto Clarinet
B-flat Contrabass Clarinet
B-flat Soprano Saxophone
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
Percussion I-II-III

(percussion detail desired)


  • Percussion III: Remove “Triangle” from the instrument list at the top of the part; add “Suspended Cymbal.”

Program Notes

From the dynamic, driving introduction to the expressively lyric Andante cantabile, Concertpiece for Trumpet was created to showcase both the technical and lyrical qualities of the trumpet. Whether cascading down difficult runs, negotiating its way through exciting double-tonguing passages, or soaring above the ensemble during the most expressive moments, the trumpet soloist is challenged to perform at an extremely high standard of excellence.

After an expressive middle section, the brilliance and energy of the opening allegro returns, then the coda focuses on the interplay between the soloist and the ensemble. A dramatic flourish of ascending runs brings this work to a fitting conclusion.

- Program Note from publisher


State Ratings

None discovered thus far.


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  • National Concert Band of America (Alexandria, Va.) (Adrian Holton, conductor; Jennifer Riddle, trumpet) - 30 April 2023
  • University of Texas at Tyler Wind Ensemble (Jeffrey Emge, conductor) - 27 February 2020
  • University of Kansas (Lawrence) Symphonic Band (Sharon Toulouse, conductor; Ginger Turner, trumpet) – 2 May 2019
  • United States Military Academy Band (West Point, N.Y.) (Tod Addison, conductor; Matt Anderson, trumpet) – 1 September 2018
  • Maryland Winds (Columbia) (Timothy Holtan, conductor; Rene Hernandez, trumpet) - 8 April 2018
  • U.S. Military Academy (West Point, N.Y.) Band (Tod Addison, conductor; Bryan Uhl, trumpet) – 21 May 2017
  • The Ohio State University (Columbus) Wind Symphony (Russell C. Mikkelson, conductor; Nicholas Althouse, trumpet) – 21 April 2017
  • Keene (N.H.) State College Concert Band (James Chesebrough, conductor; Joe Conti, trumpet) - 9 March 2017
  • Indiana University (Bloomington) Wind Ensemble (Stephen W. Pratt, conductor) – 14 February 2017
  • University of Kansas (Lawrence) Wind Ensemble (Paul W. Popiel, conductor; Jon Lewis, trumpet) – 6 February 2016
  • Orquestra de Sopros e Percussão do Cerrado (Petrópolis, Brazil) – 12 November 2013
  • Scott County High School (Georgetown, Ky.) Symphonic Winds (Tom Brawner, conductor; Vince DiMartino, trumpet) – 10 December 2010 (2010 Midwest Clinic)

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