Trumpet: F6, Trombone: G4
Speak was commissioned by San Joaquin Delta College for the opening of their new performing arts center in 2013 – artist Mario Moreno painted a large-scale triptych (each panel was 12 feet high) while listening to recordings of my music over the course of the 2011-2012 academic year. I was then given a tour of the new hall and shown the nearly completed artwork, upon which this original composition was based. The resulting piece is a mixed-meter, mixed groove ten minute tone poem for jazz ensemble with extended solo space for trumpet and tenor saxophone.
Standard Big Band (5/4/4/4)