The 201
  • The 201
  • The 201
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n original piece for brass trio transcribed here for wind trio (Clarinet in Bb, Horn in F and Bassoon). The original was written in response to a call for scores for 2 trumpets, 0 horns and 1 trombone. Using the numbers helped me to shape the musical material. All the instruments get a fair share of prominence so no one is left just doing the “um-chucks”! The music takes the form of a rondo, with a repeating motif that forms the opening 8 bars. The speed is Presto, but the 152 is only a suggestion – the players need, for best effect, to be able to play a full phrase (the ritornello) in one breath. It will take practice, but it is great fun.

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