Solo Works: Sonata for Trumpet Unaccompanied (1979) [8:30]

First performance: 15 May 1981, Harry Herforth, former member of the Cleveland and Boston Symphony Orchestras, Willoughby School of the Arts, Willoughby, OH.
Published by The Brass Press (a division of Editions Bim).
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Frederic Presle, trumpet
Promuse PMCD 5702, 2005

Robert Nagel at 1982 Conference of the International Trumpet Guild; Robert Sullivan, Associate Principal Trumpet, New York Philharmonic; Daniel Kuehn, Colorado Philharmonic; Faculty and student recitalists at Cornell University, Eastman, Old Dominion, Baldwin-Wallace, etc.; at Fourth Annual Festival of Contemporary Music, Kent State University; Midwest Regional Conference, Society of Composers, Inc., Capital University, 1989 (III).

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"An outstanding addition to the list of solos for unaccompanied trumpet appearing in recent years. A finely-crafted work full of challenge and reward. The second movement is a two-and-one-half minute creation of resonant beauty. The three-minute finale is almost demonic in its relentless drive. "This is a work created with knowledge and authority. A significant and potentially enduring addition to the modern literature for solo trumpet."
—International Trumpet Guild Journal

"Would make an excellent addition to an advanced trumpet player's recital. Contains enough interesting qualities in its flowing melodies and dance-like rhythms to be successfully performed by itself."
—P. Bradley Ulrich, An Annotated Bibliography of Unaccompanied Trumpet Solos Published in America