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Manhattan (Sparke)

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Philip Sparke

Philip Sparke

Subtitle: Trumpet Solo for Concert Band

General Info

Year: 2004
Duration: c. 9:30
Difficulty: V (solo); IV (ensemble) (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Anglo Music, through De Haske
Cost: Score and Parts (print) - €163.54   |   Score Only (print) - €23.83


1. Saturday Serenade
2. Sunday Scherzo


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

  • Bass Drum
  • Egg Shaker (or Maraca)
  • Glockenspiel
  • Suspended Cymbal
  • Vibraphone
  • Xylophone


None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

Manhattan was commissioned by the United States Army Band for their solo trumpet player Woodrow English, and first performed by them in Carnegie Hall, New York, in November 2003. The two-movement work demonstrates both the lyrical and technical abilities of this outstanding player. The ‘theme’ is a weekend in New York and the opening bluesy movement, Saturday Serenade, describes the city on a Saturday night, perhaps in a smoke-filled jazz bar. While writing Sunday Scherzo, the composer pictured an early morning jog in Central Park. This vivaciously rhythmic second movement ends with an even quicker coda bringing the work to a brilliant close.

- Program Note from publisher


State Ratings

None discovered thus far.


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