First Ascent for trumpet quintet
This piece is about experiencing a new adventure. The opening fanfare is meant to be joyous, but pushing the limits of the familiar. Uncertainties are gradually overcome in the boldness of the main theme. Ultimately, the music expresses a soaring sensation as new experiences become comfortable through perseverance. Finally, the original fanfare returns, this time more comfortable and ready for the next adventure.
Performed by the University of North Texas Trumpet Ensemble