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Allen Vizzutti

Allen Vizzutti

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Subtitle: For Trumpet and Wind Ensemble

This work may appear under the title 3 World Winds.

General Info

Year: 2016
Duration:c. 21:00
Difficulty: VI (solo) / IV (ensemble) (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Alfred Music Publishing
Cost: Score and Parts (print) - $200.00; (digital) - $200.00   |   Score Only (print) - $20.00


1. Scirocco
2. Chinook
3. Cyclone - 7:00


Full Score
Solo Trumpet
C Piccolo/Flute I
Flute II
Oboe I-II
Bassoon I-II
E-flat Soprano Clarinet
B-flat Soprano Clarinet I-II-III
B-flat Bass Clarinet
E-flat Alto Saxophone
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

(percussion detail desired)


None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

Allen Vizzutti wrote Three World Winds for Trumpet and Wind Ensemble, scored for B-flat trumpet, flugelhorn, and piccolo trumpet. Vizzutti utilized the traditional concerto format—three movements in fast, slow, fast arrangement—and in his words he “endeavored to create substantial musical content for the accompaniment while avoiding unnecessary technical difficulty. This compositional technique enhances the programming possibilities with myriad ensembles, from schools to professionals.”

Vizzutti further writes that,

"in the first movement, Scirocco: 'A blistering wind from the Sahara Desert', the music builds gradually from quiet stirrings to larger gusts of musical motifs. Much of the melodic and harmonic content in the first movement is derived from the finger patterns possible on the four-valve piccolo trumpet rather than traditional chords and scales. It's fun to play the resulting sheets of sound!

The second movement, Chinook: 'A moist, warm wind from the Pacific Ocean', presents a setting in which the soloist carefully caresses melodic phrases on flugelhorn as well as soars mightily over the ensemble playing trumpet.

Movement three is titled Cyclone! The Coiled Snake! Swirling, spinning trumpet lines put the trumpet soloist to the test. Extreme chromaticism, technical prowess, sailing high phrases and a tornado-like cadenza characterize the final movement."

- Program Note from International Trumpet Guild

Written for Rex Richardson. Commissioned by Virginia Commonwealth University.

- Program Note from score


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State Ratings

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