SPREE

for trumpet ensemble
Written for the Shenandoah Trumpet Ensemble.
Premiered at the 2017 ITG Conference in Hershey, Pennsylvania.
As a trumpet player, I feel in some ways the most familiar with this instrument.  However, an ensemble of trumpets poses many challenges for a composer.  This piece was very much written specifically for this ensemble, which included both skilled jazz and classical players.  I wanted to show off both styles, and provide a real showpiece for their talents.