Scram! for Orchestra RENTAL: First Performance



For solo trumpet and chamber orchestra *2222 – 2222 – t+2 – strings

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Originally commissioned by The United States “President’s Own” Marine Band; Colonel Jason K. Fettig, Director, for Amy McCabe

Chamber orchestra version commissioned by Mary Elizabeth Bowden

duration: 3′ instrumentation:

piccolo, flute, 2 oboes, 2 Bb clarinets, 2 bassoons
2 french horns, 2 Bb trumpets, 2 french horns, 2 trombones timpani, 2 percussion

Original program notes (from the composer):

A fun encore for my friends at the US “President’s Own” Marine Band.
I have nothing but the highest regard for Amy McCabe, the dedicatee of the solo part, and Colonel Jason K. Fettig, who
asked me to compose the piece.
The piece was composed for the band’s October, 2018 tour of the Midwest (including a stop in my home city of Chicago),
and is meant to “chase” Amy off the stage after having performed another work of mine: The Storyteller.
Because the latter piece ends quietly, I imagined an encore to quickly show Amy’s virtuosic skills before she was to hasten back to the principal trumpet chair; hence the name “Scram!”

I created the orchestral transcription at the request, and commissioned by, Mary Elizabeth Bowden. I have known Mary for many years, and have watched her career deservedly grow into the busy schedule she now commands as soloist, chamber musician, and teacher. In both cases – the original and transcribed versions – I am ever so thankful for the opportunity to create a vehicle for these two amazing trumpeters to show off their talents.

Jim Stephenson; July 15, 2018 / August 28, 2022

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