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Slow Blues, Jazz Waltz

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Alfred Reed

Alfred Reed

This work encompasses the second and third movements of the composer's Concerto for Trumpet and Winds.

General Info

Year: 1995 / 1997
Duration: c. 8:25
Difficulty: V (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Molenaar Edition
Cost: Score and Parts (print) - €90.99   |   Score Only (print) - €17.07


1. Slow Blues – 4:40
2. Jazz Waltz – 2:45


Full Score
Solo B-flat Flugelhorn/Cornet
Flute I-II-III
Oboe I-II
English Horn
Bassoon I-II
Contrabassoon (optional)
E-flat Soprano Clarinet
B-flat Soprano Clarinet I-II-III
E-flat Alto Clarinet
B-flat Bass Clarinet
B-flat Contrabass Clarinet
E-flat Alto Saxophone I-II (I doubling B-flat Soprano Saxophone)
B-flat Tenor Saxophone
E-flat Baritone Saxophone
Horn in F I-II-III-IV
B-flat Cornet I-II
B-flat Trumpet I-II-III
Trombone I-II-III
Euphonium (div. a2)
String Bass
Percussion (1 player), including:

  • Drumset
  • Vibraphone


None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

Contemporary trumpet playing today throughout the world embraces a wide variety of styles and techniques consistent with the music it must perform. This situation has brought forth a new generation of trumpet artists whose training and experience with these different approaches to musical performance has resulted in a virtual revolution in performance, stretching across a wide range of musical styles undreamed of only a relatively short time ago.

This music was commissioned for one of these new generation trumpeters, the brilliant young Taiwanese musician, Yeh Shu-Han, first chair of the National Symphony Orchestra of Taiwan, recording artist with his own small brass group, and soloist of commanding stature in international brass performance.

These two movements are a slow blues and jazz waltz that call for flugelhorn and cornet, respectively.

The Concerto for Trumpet and Winds was first performed in a triple premiere in Taichung, Taipei, and Hong Kong on April 5th, 6th and 12th, 1996, with Yeh Shu-Han as soloist and the composer conducting the China Youth Corps Band in the first two, and the Wind Orchestra of the Hong Kong Academy of Performing Arts in the third.

- Program Note from publisher

Commissioned by the Council for Cultural Planning and Development, Executive Yuan, Taiwan, R.O.C., and dedicated to Yeh Shu-Han in warm friendship and admiration

- Program Note from score


State Ratings

None discovered thus far.


To submit a performance please join The Wind Repertory Project

  • Schwäbische Bläserphilharmonie Neckar-Teck (Paul Jacot, conductor; Thomas Ratzek, trumpet) – 2018
  • China Youth Corps Band (Taichung, Taipei) (Alfred Reed, conductor; Yeh Shu-Han, trumpet) – 4 April 1996 *Premiere Performance*

Works for Winds by This Composer

Adaptable Music

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  • Perusal score
  • Reed, A. (1997). Concerto for Trumpet and Winds: For Trumpet and Band [score]. Molenaar Edition: Wormerveer, Netherlands.