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Walk Slowly

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James Stephenson

James Stephenson (arr. Maddie Stephenson)

General Info

Year: 1997 / 2009 / 2020
Duration:c. 3:15
Difficulty: V (see Ratings for explanation)
Original Medium: Soprano and piano
Publisher: Stephenson Music
Cost: Score and Parts - Unknown


Full Score
B-flat Soprano Clarinet
C Trumpet
Horn in F

Solo Soprano Voice


None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

Walk Slowly was written originally as soprano/piano art song in 1995, a very early work by James M. Stephenson. Later, a solo trumpet part was added, to form a trio.

At the request of Mike Fansler, band director at Western Illinois University, a chamber winds adaptation was created to be featured for recording on an all-Stephenson collection in the spring of 2021. This adaptation was done by the composer's daughter, Maddie Stephenson, who is also a composer.

- Program Note by composer

For Sally.

A poem by Adelaide Love with homage to G. Mahler & R. Strauss

- Program Note from score


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State Ratings

None discovered thus far.


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  • Western Illinois University (Macomb) Wind Ensemble (Mike Fansler, conductor; Penelope Shumate, soprano) - 1 May 2021 *Arrangement Premiere Performance*

Works for Winds by This Composer

Adaptable Music

All Wind Works


  • James Stephenson website Accessed 1 May 2021
  • Stephenson, J. (2009). Walk Slowly : For Soprano, Opt. Trumpet and Piano [score]. Stephenson Music: {Illinois].