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Subtitle: For Solo Trumpet & Wind Band

General Info

Year: 2016
Duration: c. 15:00
Difficulty: (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Andy Scott
Cost: Score and Parts (print) - £70.00   |   Score Only (print) - £20.00


Full Score

(Wind instrumentation needed)

Percussion, including:

  • Bass Drum
  • Claves
  • Conga
  • Crash Cymbals
  • Drum Set
  • Egg Shaker
  • Glockenspiel
  • Tambourine
  • Tom-Tom
  • Tubular Bells
  • Vibraphone
  • Xylophone


None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

Freedom of Movement was composed in the summer of 2016, commissioned by Virginia Commonwealth University in the United Sates and composed for American trumpet soloist and jazz artist Rex Richardson.

The premiere of the wind band original was given on 25th February 2017 by Rex Richardson and the Maidstone Wind Symphony, conducted by Jonathan Crowhurst, at the Festival of Wind & Brass, The Space Performing Arts Centre, Sevenoaks, UK.

- Program Note from publisher

The title Freedom of Movement refers to a freedom of musical expression and versatility that the soloist is given within this continuous 15-minute work. From reading and interpreting virtuosic notated music, to improvising over complex harmonic structures, the sound worlds created and understanding of the different musical feels that are required, demand an experienced and musically open-minded soloist.

A brief reflective introduction leads into straight-ahead swing, followed by a half-time funk-swing 7/4 groove. Melodic hooks develop that are rhythmically intertwined with groove, before the soloist links to the slower reflective second main section with an improvisation which maintains time and feel with harmonic freedom.

The fully-notated angular and more contemporary sounding solo trumpet and percussion trio, including specific multiphonics, leads into a final section that sees the soloist reading virtuosic phrases as the band builds from warm brass chordal writing over double time drums, towards an ecstatic finale.

- Program Note by composer

Commercial Discography

State Ratings

None discovered thus far.


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  • Henderson State University (Arkadelphia, Ark.) Wind Ensemble (Shaun R. Popp, conductor; Rex Richardson, trumpet) – 19 April 2017
  • Maidstone (Kent, UK) Wind Symphony (Jonathan Crowhurst, conductor) – 25 February 2017 *Premiere Performance*

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