For the second year in a row new pieces for solo trumpet composed by both students and established composers were premiered, this time at CODA festival. This year, we did also hear new duos especially to be performed by their composer and the trumpeter.
Daniel Blanco Albert - Caligari's Moment
with Daniel Lipton and Paul Zaba
Paul Zaba - Piece for Trumpet and Accordion
Seán Clancy - Blanco Slows Down and Eventually Stops
Harm Roché van Tiddens - Rhino Midden
Andrés Valero Castells - Impromptu
Sam Leith Taylor - Sweet
Felix Cheung - Three Scenes from Windermere
Photos by Greg Milner
The project aimed, through a series of workshops to create new music for solo trumpet to educate audience, composers and performers about all the possibilities of the trumpet nowadays. These pieces may include elements such as music theatre, electronics or any other external elements, but being the concept "solo trumpet" the main key.
This project was borne at Birmingham Conservatoire and involved the composition of pieces by both members of the staff and students, so there is a feedback between established composers and young fellows.
Michael Wolters - Fünf Fanfaren
Andrew Toovey - The Trumpet in my Life
Thomas Earl - Solo for Trumpet
Sabino de Bari - Ricercare
Richard Leigh Harris - Buddy's Soliloquy
Errollyn Wallen - Fanfare for Gavin
Richard Leigh Harris - Leonardo's Cathedral
Emily Abdy - Experiments
Same Leith Taylor - And, and, and
Rob Roberts - Break the Groove
Max Gibson - For Dani