9. Trumpet Sonata, 3 mov’ts, 16.13

Trumpet Sonata (3 movements) (composed December 2013) is a particularly inspired piece of writing: lyrical and with a dramatic sense, it is a captivating and entertaining piece with themes and moods that are varied, contrasted and percussive in its characterizations. There is a pervasive orchestral color to the piano part making use of the full range of the instrument.

Infused with modest mordant colors and consistently boasting grateful, idiomatic trumpet writing, the score is a strong, flexible piece of sustained writing that skillfully juxtaposes the instruments with an airy innocence that combines bold and exciting technical passage work with imaginative and sharply entrancing harmonic control, full of rich, sometimes haunting energy and pleasurably savory melodic development.