Sean William Calhoun | Composer and pianist

A Herald on the Wind, for trumpet and wind ensemble, or trumpet and piano (2012-2014) – 9'

A Herald on the Wind was composed for trumpeter Justin Kenney. A trumpet solo introduces the main motives of the work. Two themes emerge, one vigorous, one calmer, both derived from the opening solo. These frequently appear in imitative textures — canons strict and approximate, and fugato. A third figure, ascending broken fifths, is interspersed, overtaking all near the end before being absorbed into final expanse of piano arpeggiations.

Recording and score

Recording by Justin Kenney, trumpet; Sean William Calhoun, piano