Score & Parts, Downloadable

Duration 7:00 $115.00

Reed Doubles

  1. Fl., Sop.
  2. Sop., Cl.
  3. Sop.
  4. Cl., Bs. Cl.


This is a valve trombone feature, but I have thought this could possibly feature guitar.


5 reeds, 3 French horns, 3 trombones, 1 bass trombone, tuba, bass, drums and featured solo valve trombone

The offer contains

  • Downloadable PDF Score & Parts for "Anthem"
  • Streamed video of Maria discussing the rehearsal of this piece


  1. Recorded by Bob Brookmeyer with the Ed Partyka Jazz Orchestra (Madly Loving You – Challenge Records), this piece was written as a birthday gift for Bob Brookmeyer. Bob was my mentor, teacher and friend for many years. Writing for him was daunting, but to this day, I marvel at his playing on this piece. I do not own rights to the recording, but surely you can find it. "Anthem" obviously features valve trombone which makes it limiting to most groups. It also requires five reeds, 3 french horns, 4 trumpets, 3 trombones, bass trombone, tuba, bass and drums. This instrumentation is obviously a limiting factor for most groups, but it creates wonderful colors – a whole new palette.

    In the case that you don't have a wonderful soloist on valve trombone (it's pretty tough to find), I've include a solo part for guitar, which I think could be a nice option, but I will admit, I've not had the chance to try it myself.


  1. flute, soprano
  2. clarinet, soprano
  3. tenor
  4. tenor, soprano
  5. bass clarinet, clarinet

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