Friday, June 18 3:30 pm2004
ITG Composition Competition World Premieres
Arizona State University Trumpet Ensemble
Jens Lindemann and Edward Sandor, Soloists
Tom Erdmann, Reporter
The instrumentation for the 2004 ITG Composition Contest was Solo Trumpet with Trumpet Ensemble. The Arizona State University Trumpet Ensemble, directed by David Hickman, had the honor of performing the top two pieces from this years composition contest. The second place winner, Cleveland Sketches, by Clint Needham featured Edward Sandor on solo trumpet and flugelhorn. This three-movement work was a virtual cornucopia of brilliant fanfare figures, shifting muted harmonies serving as the underpinning of delicate melodic lines, and heroic statements of strength from the entire ensemble. The movements were titled as follows: I. Crossing the Cuyahoga, II. Skyline at Night, III. The Emerald Necklace.
The winning composition for the 2004 ITG Composition Contest was a work by Michael Galib titled The Moffett-Klein Phenomenon. This work featured Jens Lindemann on the solo part. This furious work, in fast-slow-fast construction, utilized a mid-20th century harmonic palette mixed with contemporary trumpet technical fortitude. The result excitement left the hall in cheers for the artistry, musicianship, and technical brilliance displayed by all the performing members.