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Reflections (Stephenson)

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James Stephenson

James Stephenson

Subtitle: For adaptable (flex) band, or flextet chamber ensemble

General Info

Year: 2010 / 2020
Duration: c. 4:10
Difficulty: III (see Ratings for explanation)
Original Medium: Solo trumpet and piano
Publisher: Stephenson Music
Cost: Score and Parts (print) - $45.00

Instrumentation (Adaptable Band)

Full Score
Part 1

  • Flute I
  • Oboe I
  • Bassoon I
  • B-flat Soprano Clarinet I
  • E-flat Alto Saxophone I
  • B-flat Tenor Saxophone
  • B-flat Trumpet I
  • Horn in F I
  • Trombone I
  • Euphonium I

Part 2

  • Flute II
  • Oboe II
  • Bassoon II
  • B-flat Soprano Clarinet II
  • E-flat Alto Saxophone II
  • B-flat Trumpet II
  • Horn in F II
  • Trombone II
  • Euphonium II

Part 3

  • B-flat Bass Clarinet
  • E-flat Baritone Saxophone
  • Tuba

Percussion I-II-III (optional)

  • Bass Drum
  • Crash Cymbals
  • Glockenspiel


None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

Reflections was originally written as a trumpet etude, in 2010. I was on vacation in N.Y., sitting in an apartment, and began improvising on the piano. I started reflecting on how my father would often play the piano when I was growing up, and therefore I endeavored to create a melody in the style in which he might have played. He especially loved show tunes and jazz ballads.

I also subsequently rewrote Reflections as a solo piece for every wind instrument, to be accompanied by piano.

- Program Note by composer

Performance Notes

This version of Reflections is for three-part band, with optional percussion. It could be played by as few as three instruments, or up to as many as desired. It is meant to focus on melodic interpretation and phrasing, and of course, unison playing with other section and band-mates.


State Ratings

None discovered thus far.


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