Infinity by Daniel McCarthy. Arranged by Michael Brand. Chamber Ensemble. For Trumpet & Marimba/Vibraphone (B-flat trumpet, marimba (4.3-octave), vibraphone (3-octave)). Medium difficult. Duration 11:45. Published by C. Alan Publications (CN.02850).
Infinity is a mesmerizing mixture of styles demonstrating a perfect union between the two players. Masterfully embracing the most intriguing technical challenges of the trumpet and marimba, resulting in a new plateau in duet literature. Set in five contrasting movements. 4-mallet technique required.
Infinity was written for and dedicated to the composer's trumpet teacher from his student days at the Interlochen Arts Academy, John R. Lindenau. McCarthy was always inspired by Lindenau's rugged individualism and self determination. The movements depict many of Lindenau's venues in Michigan for hunting and fishing. This piece pays homage to those that work with their hands, their hearts, and live on the resources of God's good earth. You can hear a recording of Infinity on Daniel McCarthy's CD, 'Song of Middle Earth' (available from C. Alan).