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Chorale in Blue

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James Stephenson

James Stephenson

General Info

Year: 2018
Duration: c. 7:05
Difficulty: IV (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Stephenson Music
Cost: Score and Parts (print) - $100.00; (digital) $100.00   |   Score Only (print) - $25.00


Full Score
C Piccolo
Flute I-II
Oboe I-II
Bassoon I-II
B-flat Soprano Clarinet I-II-III
B-flat Bass Clarinet
B-flat Contrabass Clarinet
E-flat Alto Saxophone I-II
B-flat Tenor Saxophone
E-flat Baritone Saxophone
B-flat Trumpet I-II-III
Horn in F I-II-III-IV
Trombone I-II
Bass Trombone
String Bass
Percussion I-VI, including:

  • Bass Drum
  • Chimes
  • Crash Cymbals (2)
  • Glockenspiel
  • Hi-Hat
  • Marimba
  • Snare Drum
  • Suspended Cymbal
  • Tambourine
  • Tam-tam
  • Tom-toms (4)
  • Triangle
  • Vibraphone
  • Wind Chimes
  • Xylophone


None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

Chorale in Blue was inspired by nothing other than the thought of a dark street at night, perhaps lit up by a solitary street lamp, and the thoughts that might occur in one’s mind in such a spot.

It is also an exercise in the blues scale, in several keys, so that the players might have an opportunity to familiarize themselves with the constructs of such an important musical root of our American history.

The music is sometimes thoughtful, or sometimes animated, and sometimes gritty, but should always hopefully be fun to play.

- Program Note by composer

Commissioned by the South East Iowa Bandmasters Association for the High School Honor Band 2019

- Program Note from publisher


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State Ratings

None discovered thus far.


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