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Medium Funk Prelude

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Paul Richards

Paul Richards

General Info

Year: 2000 / 2009
Duration: c. 3:30
Difficulty: VI (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Carl Fischer
Cost: Score and Parts (print) - $145.00   |   Score Only (print) - $25.00


Full Score
Flute I-II
Oboe I-II
Bassoon I-II
Bb Soprano Clarinet I-II-III
Bb Bass Clarinet
Bb Contrabass Clarinet
Alto Saxophone I-II
Tenor Saxophone
Baritone Saxophone
Bb Trumpet I-II-III-IV
Horn in F I-II-III-IV
Trombone I-II
Bass Trombone
Percussion I-II-III-IV, including:

  • Bass Drum
  • Hi-Hat
  • Snare Drum
  • Tom-Toms (2)
  • Tambourine (mounted)
  • Triangle
  • Vibraphone
  • Xylophone


None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

Medium Funk Prelude is a brief dance in which a small group of figures are transformed and tossed about the ensemble. The title comes from thumbing through a jazz fake book, where tunes are given tempo markings such as slow swing, fast samba, or medium funk.

- Program Note by Paul Richards

Commercial Discography

Audio Link

State Ratings

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To submit a performance please join The Wind Repertory Project

  • State University of New York, Fredonia, All-College Band (Carrie Pawelski, conductor) – 1 March 2018
  • University of Georgia Wind Symphony (Gregg Gausline, conductor) - 20 April 2010

Works for Winds by this Composer


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