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NEW RELEASE! January 17, 2020, “THROUGH SPACE AND TIME” for 4 B-flat Trumpets and 4 Flugelhorns (~5 minutes) commissioned by the students of trumpet master Hiroaki Hayasaka from Kyoto, Japan. CLICK HERE FOR PRODUCT PAGE!

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



Rhapsody 00053
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This work was composed at the request of pianist Rebecca Wilt for her husband, trumpeter Mark Clodfelter, in celebration of their fifth anniversary. She asked me to create a piece that would incorporate beautiful melodies, much like the second movement of my first trumpet concerto. I decided that the melodic themes should be rhythmically simple yet be rich and deep in its' orchestration. The resulting work which I entitled “Rhapsody” provides both players with sweeping, dramatic musical passages. This piece may also be performed on B-flat Cornet, Flugelhorn, B-flat Clarinet or Euphonium with great success. A bass clef part is provided for Euphonium on the reverse of the B-flat solo part.

ISMN # 979-0-800118-22-7

Grade Level - Moderate to Difficult

Duration - ~5.5 min.

$9.95 In stock
Options: Complete Set (0) Piano part only (-3) Trumpet/Euphonium part only (-7) Library Bound Version (6)

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