21st Century (2011). Composed in the traditional three-movement format, Eric Ewazen's third trombone concerto was composed in memory of one of Brazil's greatest trombonists, Radagundis Feitosa, a former theory student of the composer. Songs of the Sun was commissioned by Dr. James Lebens and premiered by him with the Orquesta de Bahia in Salvador, Brazil, Per Brevig conducting. The work was inspired by the natural splendor and sizzling musical traditions of Brazil, with movement titles like Showers and Rainbows, and a Latin-dance feel underlying the exciting lyricism that has made Ewazen a favorite with trombonists. For advanced performers. Dur.: 18'
Here are piano performances given by Dr. Lebens and Eric Ewazen at Lincoln Center in October 2011 (YouTube. Opens a new window):