This concerto for trumpet and orchestra was written for Anthony
Heinrichs (of the Sydney Symphony Orchestra) and the Woollahra Philharmonic Orchestra (a community orchestra). The recordings linked here were made at the first performance in Eastern Sydney on 21 September, 2003, conducted by Romano Crivici. The next performance is on 24 May, 2011 (details here).
. . . Sample: a section of the cadenza from the first movement (2Meg)
Trumpet concerto. The sound files download in .mp3. The sheet music downloads in .pdf files*. If you don't have a suitable reader for pdf files, download Acrobat
This is share-ware music. Download it for free but, if you like it, please make a small donation to one or other of these important charities: The Fred Hollows Foundation, which does remarkable work towards eliminating blindness, or UNICEF, which does great work for children.
. . . Download the first movement in .mp3 (warning: 11 Meg)
. . . Download the second and third movements in .mp3 (warning: 8 Meg)
About the composer. Joe Wolfe started writing music in the seventies and has since written sporadically for jazz and fusion groups, including incidental music for plays and films. He has written five other orchestral works: "The Stairway Suite" is a set of orchestral variations on the pop song "Stairway to Heaven" in the styles of Schubert, Holst, Glen Miller, Mahler, Bizet and Beethoven; "Sydney Sketches" is a set of tone poems, each of which is based in different Sydney location at a different time of day.;
"Conjunction" which is an 'interactive
introduction to the orchestra', written for orchestra and primary school choir; and an "Overture". His most recent work is "Circle of Fourths", a 5 minute work for orchestra. Scores, orchestral parts and mp3 files are available of most of these.