21st Century. Canticles was commissioned by the Dutch Composers Fund "Fonds voor de Scheppende Toonkunst" at the request of the New Trombone Collective. It is dedicated to Ben Van Dijk in memory of his father Piet van Dijk. The world premiere took place on May 6, 2007, in the Laurens Church in Rotterdam during Slide Factory 2007, performed by Ben van Dijk and the Marine Band of the Royal Netherlands Navy conducted by Ivan Meylemans. This is the Solo with piano reduction (04000237) of the original setting for bass trombone and wind band. For a set including full score and performance parts, see item 69966.