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Blackbinder implementation begins! Blackbinder versions of Concerto, Concerto for Two Trumpets and Passion Dance are now included with your hard-copy purchases of those pieces. Blackbinder is the most advanced automatic-scrolling sheet music app on the planet. Download it for free at the Apple App Store today and try it out.

• Congratulations to the Greater Dallas Youth Trumpet Ensemble for winning the inaugural 2019 NTC Pre-College Trumpet Ensemble Division with a great performance of “Cityscapes”. Check it out on YouTube: https://youtu.be/oJCnZB0crpo

• Just wanted to let you all know that I’m currently working on a bunch of new pieces! I just completed a new trumpet quintet for “Takumi” trumpet ensemble from Japan entitled “Celestial Dance”. That piece will be premiered and released in May 2019. I’ve also composed a 14 minute work for Stuttgart City Brass entitled “Ancient City” which will be released in January 2020. And, as usual, FJH Publishing will be releasing a new concert band work as well. Stay tuned for more updates coming…

• The trumpet ensemble from the University of Music Würzburg (Germany) has recorded “Infinite Ascent”. Check it out on YouTube: https://youtu.be/S22ipwqYr8M

Passion Dance - String Orch. Version


Passion Dance - String Orch. Version 00092

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This version for strings, harp and percussion comes as a 9"x12" staple-bound score. Also supplied are a complete set of 9"x12" parts - 1 Trumpet Solo, 8 Violin 1, 8 Violin 2, 5 Viola, 5 Cello, 5 Bass, 1 Harp and 2 Percussion.

Passion Dance was originally scored for B-Trumpet, Violin and Piano. This current version eliminates the Violin and Piano parts in favor of a fuller instrumentation, namely the string orchestra with harp and percussion. The piece is based around the style of a modern tango. I drew much inspiration from listening to the excellent compositions of Astor Piazzolla, perhaps one of the greatest tango composers and performers of our time. The form has an interesting 8-bar/12-bar form in the beginning with trumpet. Afterwards, the violin and cello solos present a slight variation on the theme. Common to many modern tangos is a contrasting middle section. Here the harp plays a rubato solo in the very high register which further gives the piece a warm, introspective quality. Then all the instruments join in on a variation of the melody, this time with a classic tango rhythmic ostinato. The piece continues to build with intensity and speed to the end.

ISMN # 979-0-800118-20-3

level: Med. Difficult

duration: 4 min. 35 secs.

$49.95 In stock
Option: Complete Set (0) Score Only (-29.95) Solo Bb Trumpet Part Only (-42.95) Violin I Part Only (-42.95) Violin II Part Only (-42.95) Viola Part Only (-42.95) Cello Part Only (-42.95) Double Bass Part Only (-42.95) Harp Part Only (-42.95) Percussion Part Only (-42.95) Library Bound Version (6)

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