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Herbert L. Clarke

Herbert L Clarke (arr. Ray Cramer)

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Subtitle: Duet for Cornet and Trombone with Band Accompaniment

General Info

Year: 1904 /
Duration: c. 4:10
Difficulty: V (solo) / III (ensemble) (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: TRN Music
Cost: Score and Parts (print) - $65.00   |   Score Only (print) - $8.00


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Program Notes

Cousins was composed as a cornet and trombone duet in 1904 by Herbert L. Clarke, cornet soloist with the Sousa band. The piece was originally performed with Clarke as the cornet soloist and Leo Zimmerman as the trombone soloist. Cousins combines technical displays with melodic flow, even in extremely difficult passages.

- Program Note from New Diana High School Band concert program, 12 February 2016

Commercial Discography


State Ratings

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  • Washington State University (Pullman) Symphonic Wind Ensemble (Ray Cramer, conductor; David Turnbull, trumpet; Sarah Miller, trombone) – 21 November 2019
  • United States Army Band (Arlington, Va.) (Andrew J. Esch, conductor; Sam Woodhead, trombone; Kelley Corbett, trumpet) - 3 May 2018
  • Virginia Grand Military Band (Alexandria) (Loras John Schissel, conductor; Andrew Schuller, cornet; Bryan Bourne, trombone) – 3 March 2018
  • Cameron (Mo.) Municipal Band (Ann Goodwin Clark, conductor; Chuck Harvey, trumpet, Phil Fink, trombone) – 19 June 2016 (Missouri Bandmasters Association Convention)
  • New Diana (Texas) High School Band (George Little, conductor; Deb Scott, trombone; Gary Wurtz, trumpet) - 12 February 2016 (2016 TMEA Conference, San Antonio)
  • Milton (Georgia) High School Wind Ensemble (Christopher Shumick, conductor) – 14 May 2015

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