Counterpoint Music Library Services publishes Johnny Cowell’s concert and chamber music. He has also composed many popular tunes that have been recorded by top performers around the world and his Pop music is published and available elsewhere. It can be found through searching the internet.
Counterpoint rents the orchestral scores and performance material to all orchestral works. Full scores and solo parts are available for sale separately through our online store. Please contact us for more information.
The sound links are of Johnny Cowell playing, unless otherwise noted. You can find many recordings on YouTube. Search “Johnny Cowell” to find them.
Trumpet Concerto in E Minor for Trumpet and Orchestra 18′
Solo Trumpet + 2.Picc.2.2.2./22.214.171.124/Timp.Perc*./Sts
* Glock, Crash Cym, Sus. Cym, 2 Snare drums, Slapstick, Bass Drum, Triangle.
Rollercoaster (aka Girl on a Rollercoaster) 3′
3 solo trumpets + 126.96.36.199./188.8.131.52./tp.2 perc./sts
Listen to Rollercoaster
Sangre de Toro Bravo (Blood of the Brave Bull) 4′
Eb solo trumpet + 2.picc(opt).2.2.2./184.108.40.206./timp.2 perc (tamb.bells.snare d.).hp or pno./sts
Listen to Sangre de Toro Bravo – Daniel Warren Solo with the Wellington Winds in the concert band version
Carnival of Venice – Theme and Variations– J.B. Arban (arr. Cowell) 7′
Listen to Carnival of Venice
There is also a shorter version called Carnival of Venice (A Tribute to Harry James) 4′
Kornig – Post Horn Gallop for solo trumpet and orchestra 1′ (there is also an encore for Garden Hose Gallop, same scoring
solo post horn + 220.127.116.11./18.104.22.168./timp./sts
Post Horn Gallop
Garden Hose Gallop
Canadian Odyssey for orchestra 8′
2.picc.2.ca(opt).2.bcl(opt).2.cbsn(opt)./22.214.171.124./tp.2 perc.hp(or pno, opt)/sts
H. Bellstedt (arr. Cowell) Napoli (Theme and Variations on Funiculi, Funicula) 5′
La Virgen de la Macarena – Tribute to Raphael Mendez 4′
Handel (arr. Cowell) – Rejoice (from Messiah) 4′
for trumpet in D and strings (vln 1/2.cello.db)
Massenet (arr. Cowell) – Mediation (from Thaïs) 4′
for solo trumpet and string orchestra
Short code instrument key: flutes.oboes.clarinets.bassoons,/horns.trumpets.trombones.tuba./timpani. percussion. harp. piano/strings violin 1. violin 2. viola. cello. doublebass
Johnny’s best known and loved pop hits:
Our Winter Love, for trumpet, guitar, piano, originally composed for trumpeter Al Hirt
Walk Hand in Hand was his first big hit when Tony Martin recorded. After him, may artists recorded this piece.
Listen to more of Johnny’s music
Farewell to the Grand Old Lady of Shuter Street 3′ Listen
for trumpet solo and orchestra
Written for the final concert and farewell to Massey Hall, before the Toronto Symphony left for its new hall Roy Thomson Hall.
Johnny’s version of Hoagy Carmichael’s Stardust is glorious “singing” with his trumpet
Johnny’s arrangement of Ennio Morricone’s Gabriel’s Oboe is another beautifully done arrangement for trumpet and strings. Listen
Johnny Cowell – These are the Young Years Listen