Grant, James Opener/Closer

Brass Duos

  • Grant, James

    Opener/Closer [100.01]

    21st Century (2016). For trumpet in C & tuba.

    Matt Otte (trumpet) and Mark Jeffrey (tuba) contacted me in the fall of 2015 to inquire about commissioning a short work for trumpet and tuba that they could take on tour. Several animated skype conversations later, we decided to position this new work as one of my consortium-commissioned Songs Without Words projects, administered through Potenza Music. Matt and Mark served as the Lead Commissioners and, voluntarily and generously, donated a significant amount of funding to the project themselves. Additional support came from the 20 other participating Commissioners of the new piece.

    Opener/Closer is not for the faint of heart, as per the request of the two Lead Commissioners. Matt and Mark, requested music of a professional level that would challenge them artistically and technically. We decided that the ideal format would be something along the lines of a "fanfare duet"_a bold and "brassy" piece anchored in bravado and chutzpah, yet including several contrasting sections that were nimble and lighthearted. Opener/Closer intends to be an energetic, fun way to open or to close a recital. -the publisher

    • Category: Brass Duos
    • Item: 112143
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    • Price: $18.95

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