This is a piece for 2 Trumpets and Piano. All parts are GPO4
Ceremonial Piece #2
I hope you enjoy it.
Another reason to be grateful on this day of thanks - this Really nice piece from you, Jack.
Really, this is probably my favorite piece of yours. Love that main theme. The developments and variations are so smartly done, the whole thing works for me so well. Somehow in its elegant, intelligent simplicity, this brief piece manages to be unique and something that easily maintains my interest.
This is good stuff and it's lightyears beyond anything I ever had to listen to in Music Appreciation. I dig the main theme as well. The harmonies are unique on and the modulation is very tasteful.
Hi Randy and Dane,
Thanks very much for listening, and for your kind comments.
I very much like the piece.
There's a tiny touch of John Rutter in a few passages (reminds me of his Gloria).
My only issue is with the recording, which seems far too dry to me.
It almost makes the trumpets sound like one of those Hohner Melodicas.
Definetly enjoyed that. Very well structured and the instruments are well behaved around each other :-)
My only wish was for the trumpets to sound fuller, don't mean more of them, just the sound from them is a bit tinny.
Hi Michel, Michael, and Graham,
Thanks very much for listening, and for your comments.
I'll try to improve on the sound of the trumpets. I originally rendered this using only ARIA and the MIDI file, but for some reason it was dropping the odd note here and there. Then I ran it through Sonar, but I'm not that conversant with Sonar yet, so I'll have to work on it some more.
The piece was originally written for 2 Trumpets and Piano, to be played by some of my students at the Nova Scotia Teachers College. Several people have suggested that I orchestrate the Piano part. I did that at one point, but the concensus was that it sounded better with just the piano. That might have been because of the rendering of the orchestral part.
Anyhow, thanks again for listening.