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NEW RELEASE! June 10, 2019. “CELESTIAL DANCE” for 5 B-flat Trumpets is a short fanfare (2’40”) commissioned by Bach Artists Japan, Takumi Trumpet Ensemble. CLICK HERE FOR PRODUCT PAGE!

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

Divertimento in Blue


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This new addition to my works for five trumpets, “Divertimento in Blue” was composed in 2017 at the request of Dr. Kyle Millsap for the Texas A&M University, Kingsville trumpet studio. The premiere performance of the piece took place at the 2018 National Trumpet Competition which was held on the campus of the University of North Texas, Denton, Texas.
Dr. Millsap requested I compose a jazzy work that would be suitable for competition. Jazz pieces (that employ swing rhythms) are not usually heard in the realm of competitive trumpet repertoire. Therefore my challenge was to create a work that can maintain a satisfactory number of technical elements to keep it competitive. “Divertimento in Blue” meets those requirements, and more, but still speaks the unmistakable language of Jazz. An optional E-flat Trumpet part is included as an alternate to the B-flat Trumpet 1 part.

ISMN # 979-0-800118-34-0

Duration - ~6 min.
$19.95 In stock
Options: Complete Set (0) Score Only (-11) 1st Trumpet Part Only (-15.95) 2nd Trumpet Part Only (-15.95) 3rd Trumpet Part Only (-15.95) 4th Trumpet Part Only (-15.95) 5th Trumpet Part Only (-15.95) Library Bound Version (6)

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