Concerto for Trumpet and Orchestra

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  • Duration 15 min
  • Year 1988
  • Instrumentation picc, 2 fl, 2 ob, 2 cl, bass cl, 2 bsn, contra bsn, 4 hrn, 3 trp, 3 trb, tuba, timp, Perc:(xylo, bells, chimes, sd, bd, sus cym, gong, tri), celesta, harp, piano, and strings
  • Commissioned by the New York Philharmonic for Philip Smith
  • Publisher Theodore Presser Co.
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    Solo part with piano reduction for sale

Concerto for Trumpet and Orchestra Commissioned by the NY Philharmonic. Erich Leinsdorf, conductor; Phil Smith, soloist. Gewandhaus Orchestra of Leipzig, conducted by Kurt Masur


Program Notes

Commissioned by the New York Philharmonic in 1988-89 Premiered at Avery Fisher Hall in New York on May 27, 28, 29, and May 2, 1989. Erich Leinsdorf conducting the New York Philharmonic with Trumpet Soloist Philip Smith. The work was released on CD as part of the "Soloist's from the Orchestra Series" produced by the New York Philharmonic. The European premiere was on October 20, 21, 1994 in Leipzig, Germany. Kurt Masur conducting the Gewandhausorchester with soloist Philip Smith. The first Piano/Trumpet performance of this work was given on May 25, 1982 at the ITG Conference at the University of Kentucky. Soloist Philip Smith with the composer at the Piano.

"Turrin has composed a refreshing work that creates in the listener the desire to hear it a second time. The concerto is a worthwhile addition to the limited trumpet/orchestra repertoire."


"A sizzling soloist's vehicle. Mr. Turrin has given his soloist - Philip Smith, the orchestra's principal trumpeter - a great deal to do, usually at speeds and in detail that must require a lip of steel."


"There just may be hope for modern music after all. There's a lot of bold color in this concerto. It's a fine piece, though any trumpeter tackling it had better have inexhaustible breath."