Walking By Flashlight

Score & Parts, Downloadable

Duration 5:00 $115.00

Reed Doubles

  1. Picc, Alto Fl.
  2. Cl.
  3. Al.Cl.


Solo feature for alto clarinet in the reed 5 part. But they can play bass clarinet, bari or instrument of choice. But this can also be an alto sax or soprano sax feature, and you then shift the clarinet backgrounds to reed 5. All solo parts are included, Eb and Bb. We have also done this as a fluegel 4 feature, moving his part to clarinet in reed 5.


5 reeds, 4 trumpets, 3 trombones, 1 bass trombone, accordion (preferable, but optional), guitar, piano, bass, and drums.

The offer contains

  • Downloadable PDF Score & Parts for "Walking By Flashlight"
  • Streamed video of Scott Robinson talking about the performance of this piece
  • Streamed video of Maria discussing the rehearsal of this piece
  • Downloadable MP3 of original "vocal" version for soloist's reference
  • Alternate Bb part to alternatively feature soprano sax
  • MP3 version mixed with rhythm section only for reference
  • MP3 version mixed with no feature solo part for your soloist's practice
  • MP3 version mixed with no bass for your bassist's practice


The opening track on our recording The Thompson Fields, "Walking By Flashlight" was originally recorded on Winter Morning Walks, featuring the great soprano, Dawn Upshaw, and the Australian Chamber Orchestra, along with Scott Robinson, Jay Anderson and Frank Kimbrough from my band. Creating this "instrumental" version featuring Scott Robinson on alto clarinet was an idea that came much later. Scott sits in the baritone chair, so that's the part with the solo. You can also feature your alto player on alto sax or soprano, and pass the reed 1 (clarinet) part to your reed 5 player. I've heard this solo played on baritone, on soprano, on alto, on alto clarinet, and even flügel (in which case the baritone covers the flügel part on clarinet). Feel free to be creative.

The piece is lyrical, simple, and lovely for an expressive and tender soloist. We've included an MP3 from the original vocal recording, as it is important that the soloist hears that phrasing, and learns the words that inspired the music – the poetry of the great Midwest Pulitzer Prize-winning, U.S. poet laureate, Ted Kooser.


  1. alto flute, piccolo  
  2. clarinet (optional soprano or alto feature, passing clarinet part to reed 5)
  3. tenor
  4. tenor
  5. alto clarinet (featured solo)

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