David John Lang, Song Without Words

This year, I acted as contest coordinator for the Reveille Trumpet Collective‘s first ever Composition Prize. All of us were immediately drawn to the eventual winner, Song Without Words by David John Lang, 21, of Adelaide, Australia. This piece was chosen from over twenty entries to receive the grand prize.

William Rowson, Sonata for Trumpet and Piano

Adam Zinatelli (principal trumpet, Calgary Philharmonic) commissioned this Sonata last summer for the Sound Symposium festival in St. John’s.  This performance was recorded live at Yale University on Sept. 22, 2011 with Daniel Schlosberg, piano. Be sure to watch in HD on YouTube! If you’re interested in performing this wonderful piece, you can get the …

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Welcome to my website.  I might write about: Anything trumpet: audio, video, style, pedagogy, repertoire, business Contemporary music Education: science, politics and philosophy To get the ball rolling, here’s a video I recently made, from a performance in January 2011 with Jane Leibel and Maureen Volk. Howard Cable, Point Pelee: