Final Beguine, The

From Wind Repertory Project
Jack Stamp

Jack Stamp

General Info

Year: 2018
Duration: c. 7:45
Difficulty: V (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: La Jolla Music
Cost: Score and Parts (print) - $90.00   |   Score Only (print) - $9.00


Full Score
C Piccolo
Bassoon I-II
E-flat Soprano Clarinet
B-flat Soprano Clarinet I-II-III
B-flat Bass 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
Trombone I-II
Bass Trombone
String Bass
Percussion I-VI, including:

  • Bass Drum
  • Chimes
  • Claves
  • Crash Cymbals
  • Crotales
  • Guiro
  • Marimba
  • Mark Tree
  • Orchestra Bells
  • Snare Drum
  • Tam-Tam
  • Timbales
  • Tom-Toms (3)
  • Triangle
  • Vibraphone
  • Xylophone

Music Box (downloadable)


None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

In memory of Doris D. Stamp, 1922-2014

- Program Note from score

This creative work was written in memory of the composer's mother. As a child, he was fascinated by the music box that sat on her dresser. When the lid was removed, it would play Cole Porter's Begin the Beguine.

This composition, in the words of the composer, "is a variation and theme based upon the Porter classic with a surprise twist at the end." A soft introduction includes mechanical lines for piano and percussion and solos for oboe and flute. The tempo then increases as the piece explores a variety of textures, timbres, meters, and tempos, with interesting melodies and harmonies throughout. Two freely scored, unmetered passages highlight the final section before the piece cleverly ends with an actual recording of a music box.

- Program Note from The Instrumentalist


State Ratings

None discovered thus far.


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  • Jack Stamp website Accessed 7 April 2020
  • "New Music Reviews." The Instrumentalist 74.8 (April 2020): 28. Print.
  • Perusal score
  • Stamp. J. [2018]. The Final Beguine [score]. Neil A. Kjos Music: San Diego, Calif.