13 May 2012

Well, what do you know

A chap in Switzerland sent a message, out of the blue, inquiring after Timbrel and Dance, the choir-&-percussion setting of Psalm 150 which I wrote for the November 2003 Evensong at the Cathedral Church of St Paul in Boston, an event generously organized by then-m.d. Mark Engelhardt.

More news: But first, the backstory to the news: Although it has been performed relatively frequently as a piece for flute, and even for alto flute, I originally wrote The Angel Who Bears a Flaming Sword for trumpet solo.  It’s one tough piece for trumpet.  A long blow, as my old R High mate Steve Falker trenchantly observed.  An Atlanta trumpeter has agreed to have a gander at it.