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3 Excursions, by Joseph Turrin treads gratifying terrain. Neither diatonic nor abstract, in an idiom familiar to performers and listeners, 3 Excursions is a handsomely crafted showcase for both the trumpet and the piano. The virile energy of the former and the percussive incisiveness of the latter are displayed to full advantage in a dialogue that the duo engages in as if it were second nature to them both, and never forced.
A heraldic opening movement, a poised central movement, and an airborne, hemiola-inflected final movement join to form a compact, satisfying whole.
- trumpet part in Bb
- 1. (2'20)
2. Andante with expression (3'20)
3. Allegro (2'30)
- Editions Bim