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
Duration - ~5.5 min.