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Bounce (2015)

Medium: Trumpet w/ Percussion Ensemble (12)
Publisher: C. Alan Publications
Composed: 2015
Duration: 7:00
Difficulty: Grade 5

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B-flat Trumpet (C Trumpet part included)
Bells & Optional Crotales (2 octaves)
Xylophone & Bell Tree
Vibraphone 1
Vibraphone 2
Marimba 1 (4-octave or 5-octave shared with Marimba 3)
Marimba 2 (4-octave)
Marimba 3 (5-octave)
Double Bass
Drum Set & Bongos
Timpani & Slapstick
Percussion 1 (Chimes, Vibrslap, Temple Blocks)
Percussion 2 (Tambourine, Triangle, Suspended Cymbal, China Cymbal)
Percussion 3 (Concert Bass Drum, Tam-Tam)

Also available for Trumpet & Wind Ensemble | Trumpet & Piano | Euphonium & Piano

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. The original version for trumpet and wind ensemble 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.