Four short movements for three trumpets (difficulty: advanced)
- 6 minutes
This four-movement suite was completed in 2016.
Flourish, the first movement, just 53 seconds in length, is a fanfare opening with a mixture of noble triadic writing and imitation.
Cortege is a slow and restrained processional movement in a minor mode, again mixing homophonic chording with some imitative passages.
Solitude, as the title suggests, is a gentle and reflective movement where the dynamics do not rise above mp.
The final movement, Skipping the Beat, is an upbeat, positive conclusion in a lilting 6/8 time.