Trumpet and piano - Grade 3-4
Composed by Joseph Turrin. Contemporary. Composed 2001. Duration 6'. Editions BIM #TP255. Published by Editions BIM (ET.TP255).
I wrote “Three Episodes for a recording project with Phil Smith and I were doing for the International Trumpet Guild in 2001. Although I never gave the individual movements any titles - the first movement is basically a fanfare build on a series of pyramids in the piano along with declamatory trumpet writing. The second movement is very much like a lullaby, played on either the flugelhorn or trumpet. This is a song like piece with a middle section juxtaposing trumpet cadenzas with soft clusters in the piano. The third movement is basically a march with several contrasting sections.
The intent of this CD project was to give a good example of pieces that a fairly competent trumpet student could find playable and interesting.
Joseph Turrin, Nov. 2010, Clifton, USA.