Grade 5

For solo trumpet and concert band   3′
For solo trumpet and piano (reduction)




for solo trumpet and concert band

by James M. Stephenson

Commissioned by “The President’s Own” United States Marine Band; Colonel Jason K. Fettig, Director 

 for Amy McCabe

duration: 3′


piccolo, 2 flutes, 2 oboes, 2 bassoons, Eb clarinet, 2 Bb clarinets, bass clarinet, saxophones: soprano, alto, tenor, baritone (1 each)
2 Bb cornets, 2 Bb trumpets, 3 french horns, 2 trombones, bass trombone, euphonium, tuba
piano, timpani, double bass
percussion (4 players)

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!”

Jim Stephenson; July 15, 2018

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