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Jeffrey Kaufman

Jeffrey Kaufman

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General Info

Year: 2016
Duration: c. 14:50
Difficulty: (see Ratings for explanation)
Original Medium: Orchestra
Publisher: KEM Enterprises
Cost: Score and Parts - Unknown


Full Score
Solo Piano
C Piccolo
English Horn
B-flat Soprano Clarinet
B-flat Bass Clarinet
B-flat Trumpet I-II
Horn in F I-II
Bass Trombone
Percussion, including:

  • Bass Drum
  • Crash Cymbals
  • Snare Drum
  • Xylophone


None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

Court and Jester was the original title to the rather austere Statements for Piano and 23 Winds. It was only many weeks after finishing the work that I recognized its programmatic aspects. How could I’ve not heard the obvious: the opening noble magisterial entrance followed by the piano’s jesting theme, and where did that strange circus band come from? The trickster takes a bravura solo before the court only to reveal his romantic heart. The court and jester bantering back and forth with the work then coming to its big dramatic happy ending. Statements for Piano and 23 Winds or Court and Jester: what’s in a name? As Igor Stravinsky had so famously stated, “Music can express nothing but itself.” So, is there a court and a jester here? I surely can’t say; YOU’LL HAVE TO BE THE JUDGE.

- Program Note by composer

Commercial Discography

None discovered thus far.


State Ratings

None discovered thus far.


To submit a performance please join The Wind Repertory Project

  • University of Georgia (Athens) Hodgson Wind Symphony (Jaclyn Hartenberger, conductor; Anatoly Sheludyakov, piano) – 18 February 2019
  • New Jersey (Ridgewood) Wind Symphony (Christian Wilhjelm, conductor) – 9 February 2018 *Premiere Performance*

Works for Winds by this Composer