Emerald Fanfare for trumpet quintet
Emerald Fanfare was written to be the conclusion of my senior recital; a reflection of my journey as a trumpet performance major at the University of North Texas. Contrasting themes range from positive to frustrating, encompassing experiences that changed my perceptions and promoted my growth. I learned that humbling moments make us question ourselves, even though they often seem to make it difficult to move forward.
The beginning is characterized by fast but separated energy that depict both excitement and nervousness. The next section features call and response between the fifth trumpet and the rest of the ensemble, representing interaction between student musicians and mentors. Following is a section of harmony where everything works together. There is another call and response section because learning weaves between instruction and understanding. The piece culminates with a deeper reflection by a single trumpet that sounds like lonely questioning, followed by a sweet harmonious ensemble conclusion.
Performed by the University of North Texas Trumpet Ensemble