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Wim Bex

Wim Bex

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General Info

Year: 2008 / 2014
Duration: c. 23:00
Difficulty: (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Golden River Music
Cost: Score and Parts (print) - €225.00


1. School Life - 5:25
2. Love Life - 7:50
3. Café Life - 9:20


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Program Notes

Vademecum was written between October 2007 and May 2008. It was commissioned by the Metropole Brass Band and dedicated to Geert De Vos.

The concerto is an ode to three distinct facets of the bass trombone: it’s dark, harsh, and aggressive character -- its lyrical, melodious, and romantic nature -- and its playful, virtuoso abilities. It can be considered a translation into music of the shared time the composer and the soloist spent during their studies together. Love Life is an ode to the relationship between Geert and his wife Katrien. It also describes the energy between a man and a woman when love is dawning, and how the outside world reacts to it: some people with joy, others with questions, but in the end love prevails.

- Program Note by composer

A "vademecum" (Latin: go with me) is a handbook or guide that is kept constantly at hand for consultation.


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State Ratings

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  • United States Army Band (Ft. Myer, Va.) (Aaron Morris, conductor; Kyle Gordon, trombone) - 11 March 2023
  • Michigan State University (East Lansing) Wind Symphony (Kevin Sedatole, conductor; Evan Clifton, bass trombone) – 3 December 2017
  • Kennesaw (Ga. ) State University Wind Ensemble (David T. Kehler, conductor; Brian Hecht, trombone) – 23 October 2017
  • L'Orchestre d'Harmonie Brassage (Mathias Charton, conductor; Denson Paul Pollard, trombone) – 2012

Works for Winds by This Composer


  • Bex, W. [2014?]. Vademecum: For Bass Trombone (and Concert Band) [score]. Golden River Music: Dendermonde, Belgium.