I recently finished a book of short trumpet duets, each between one to two minutes in length. When my primary focus was trumpet I remember having a difficult time finding duets that were serious in nature that I could play on a recital or just with a friend during a practice session. At the most recent ITG conference I experienced the odd feeling of being surrounded by so many trumpet players, yet not being a performer. It was during a moment of listening to others warm up around me as I stood without a horn in hand that I thought about my role change in the trumpet community. I now consider myself a servant to them in many ways and one of my goals as a composer is to provide music that is serious and also enjoyable for brass players to play. I hope that these duets will be of good use to many.
And now, it is on to the next project! I was asked to write a choral work that is a part of a community composing project and I am excited to get started on it.