Soliloquy and Dialogue
for trumpet and piano
1970, rev. 2015
Available for purchase at Subito Music Distribution.
Premiere: Greg Arnold, trumpet; Janet Arnold, piano
Colorado Springs, 1971
Sample of trumpet part
Audio demo of 2015 version:
Composer Notes: I met Greg when we served together in the Air Force Academy Band during the Vietnam War. I wanted to compose a quiet, mysterious piece for Greg and his wife Janet to perform in recital.
I composed only a few atonal and seemingly non-metric works before I began focusing on more tonal and audibly metered materials. I’ve withdrawn most of my early atonal works, yet I remain fascinated by this work’s quiet, melancholy lyricism.