Double Concerto for Trumpet, Bass Trombone and Band

From Wind Repertory Project
Derek Bourgeois

Derek Bourgeois

This work bears the designation Opus 192.

General Info

Year: 2003
Duration: c. 23:05
Difficulty: V (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: HAFABRA Music
Cost: Score and Parts (print) - €230.00   |   Score Only (print) - €46.00


1. Allegro energico – 11:00
2. Lento con moto – 6:00
3. Variations: vivace – 6:05


Full Score
Solo B-flat Trumpet
Solo Bass Trombone
C Piccolo
Flute I-II
Oboe I-II
E-flat Soprano Clarinet
B-flat Soprano Clarinet I-II-III
B-flat Bass Clarinet
Bassoon I-II
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-II-III-IV, including:

  • Bass Drum
  • Castanet
  • Claves
  • Crash Cymbal
  • Crotale
  • Glockenspiel
  • Maracas
  • Roto-toms
  • Snare Drum
  • Suspended Cymbal
  • Tambourine
  • Tam-tam
  • Temple Blocks
  • Triangle
  • Vibraphone
  • Vibraslap
  • Xylophone


None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

The double concerto was written early in 2003 as a result of a commission from CDMC in Haut Alsace (France).

The first movement of the concerto has at least five main themes, but they are organised (sic) to give a rough arch shape. The faster of these themes reflect (sic) the Spanish landscape which surrounds me in my home in Mallorca, with castanets, tambourine claves and maracas helping to set the scene. The other themes are slower and elegiac in character. About two thirds of the way through there is a cadenza for the two soloists based largely on the opening material.

The slow second movement is in triple time and is almost entirely melodic in character,largely with a simple descending bass line accompanying the melody.

The finale is a straightforward set of variations on the theme announced at the outset by the two soloists. The following variations can be described roughly as follows:

1. Waltz
2. Allegro with a slight Caribbean flavour
3. Slow waltz with a surprise interruption
4. Comic march
5. A sort of perverted rumba
6. Presto finale

- Program Note by composer


State Ratings

None discovered thus far.


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