for C Trumpet and Piano (2011)
for C Trumpet, Strings, Harp and Percussion (2016)
for C Trumpet and Concert Band (2017)
Centennial Horizon was commissioned by Albany trumpeter Catherine Sheridan. With two contrasting movements (Aspen Grove and Roaring Gunnison) connected by an interlude (Alpenglow), I have attempted to capture some of the beauty and adventure of what truly is an amazing place: Colorado (the "Centennial State"). Inspired by my late grandmothers love of that state, the first movement is an homage to her. The Trumpet, Strings, Harp and Percussion adaptation was commissioned by Richard Stoelzel. The Trumpet and Concert Band adaptation was commissioned by a consortium of 14 groups/individuals.
Duration: 11' 30"
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I will no longer be including a Bb
trumpet part to Centenial Horizon,
unless specifically requested. Playing the second movement on a Bb trumpet (in f# minor) is, in my opinion, too awkward to perform.
Instead, for those of you who don't own a C trumpet, I am making available a PDF of the piano part transposed down a step which will allow you (the trumpeter) to play the C trumpet part on a Bb trumpet. This will make the second movement a much more enjoyable experience! This will be included with all "PDF Download" orders. For anyone purchasing the Print Edition that would like this option, just shoot me a quick request (using the link) below and I'll get a PDF of the transposed piano part emailed to you pronto. Thank you!
"I knew that Centennial Horizon was going to be a hit after the response I received from the audience when I first performed it. I predict that this piece will be a staple in the trumpet literature and I look forward to performing it many more times in the future!!"
— Christopher Wilson, Arkansas State