Infused with the sounds of Bernstein, Gershwin, and a brief nod to Dizzy Gillespie, Bounce features the trumpet as both a classical and a jazz instrument, offering moments of blazing virtuosity and flexible improvisation. Written-out solos are also provided if the soloist is uncomfortable improvising.
Genre: Solo Trumpet with Band | # of Players: Standard + 1
Level: 5 | Duration: 7:00
B-flat Clarinet 1
B-flat Clarinet 2
B-flat Clarinet 3
B-flat Bass Clarinet
Alto Saxophone 1
Alto Saxophone 2
B-flat Trumpet 1
B-flat Trumpet 2
B-flat Trumpet 3
F Horn 1
F Horn 2
F Horn 3
F Horn 4
Solo B-flat Trumpet (C Trumpet part included)
Timpani (& Slapstick)
Percussion 1 (Xylophone, Bells, Tambourine)
Percussion 2 (Vibraphone, Chimes, Vibraslap, Temple Blocks)
Percussion 3 (Suspended Cymbal, Bongos, Triangle)
Percussion 4 (Concert Bass Drum, Tam-Tam)
Commissioned by the West Forsyth High School Band (Jim Kirkpatrick & Phil Spencer, directors) and a consortium of North Carolina high school band programs, Bounce was written to feature the talents of NYC jazz trumpeter (and NC native) Mike Sailors. It received its world premiere at the NC Music Educator's In-Service Conference in Winston-Salem in November 2014.
Infused with the sounds of Bernstein, Gershwin, and a brief nod to Dizzy Gillespie, Bounce features the trumpet as both a classical and a jazz instrument, offering moments of blazing virtuosity and flexible improvisation. In addition to the wind ensemble, only a rhythm section (piano, bass, drums) is necessary. However, jazz combo lead sheets are provided to give more players the opportunity to expand the improvisation sections.