for Bb trumpet and Wind Ensemble (grade 4.5-5)
Duration: approx. 10 minutes
Premiere on May 13, 2019 by the Cooper High School Wind Ensemble. David Amlung, trumpet soloist
About the Piece:
This piece was written for trumpet soloist, David Amlung, who wanted a concerto for a mature soloist with ensemble parts that could be performed by college as well as high-level high school players. The concerto consists of three connected movements, totaling approximately 10 minutes. The first movement has a dance-like character at times, but also has an intense and aggressive quality to it. This movement gives way to a more solemn and prayerful second movement. The third movement begins in this solemn state, yet quickly returns to an energetic character similar to the first movement.