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Reskin Charles Passages Tp338

Charles Reskin


for trumpet and chamber orchestra

Level: intermediate / advanced
Duration: 15'


TP338a Piano reduction (solo part included)
TP338b Orchestra score
TP338c Orchestra parts
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A musical voyage

I wrote Passages with several goals in mind. First, I wanted to write a concertino for solo trumpet that would display many different musical and emotional aspects of the instrument in a fairly accessible and listener-friendly style. The piece would be a series of "passages" linked together by a single motivic idea, which would undergo many transformations within the single-movement work.

I also was fascinated with the idea of pitting the solo trumpet against an unusual orchestration of four French horns, tympani, and a full body of strings.

The word "passages" has another meaning beyond the musical definition: a journey or transition from one place or one state of mind to another. It was my hope to write a work which progresses through many such states; a musical voyage in which one encounters a series of related yet widely varied adventures. 

Charles Reskin, 2014, USA

solo trumpet, 4 horns, timpani, strings
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Charles Reskin

Charles Reskin (*1946)

Charles Reskin was born in New York City in 1946. Though he started out as a percussionist, he soon became attracted to the trumpet. During his high school years he played both instruments with local professional orchestras and took private classes in ear training and conducting at the University of Miami.He honed his playing and wrote his first... Read more