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Perceptions No. 1

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J.J. Johnson

J.J. Johnson (arr. Alfred H. Bartles)

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General Info

Year: 1961 / 1968
Duration: c. 8:30
Difficulty: V (see Ratings for explanation)
Original Medium: Jazz orchestra and solo trumpet
Publisher: Sam Fox
Cost: Score and Parts (print) - $40.00

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Full Score
Flute I-II-III
Oboe I-II
Bassoon I-II
E-flat Soprano Clarinet
B-flat Soprano Clarinet I-II-III
E-flat Alto Clarinet
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-IV
Horn in F I-II-III-IV
Trombone I-II-III
String Bass

(percussion detail desired)


None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

Perceptions is a composition for trumpet soloist and large jazz orchestra composed and arranged by J. J. Johnson. The piece was commissioned by Dizzy Gillespie and recorded in 1961 for the Verve label. The instrumentation of the orchestra is unusual in that no saxophones or woodwinds are used.

- Program Note from Wikipedia


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State Ratings

  • Virginia: V


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  • Michigan Technological University (Houghton) Superior Wind Symphony (Michael Christianson, conductor) - 2020

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