Sean William Calhoun | Composer and pianist

Suite for Trumpet and Harp (2013) – 11'

I. Prelude
II. Foxtrot
III. Waltz
IV. Tango
V. "Aforementioned Twirling"
The Suite for Trumpet and Harp, composed for trumpeter Olivia Gilmore, is a modern dance suite, so rather than a courante, sarabande, gigue, etc., it has a foxtrot, waltz, and tango. A graceful prelude sets the suite off, followed by a lightly jazzy Foxtrot, a bleak Waltz, and an energetic Tango. The last movement, “Aforementioned Twirling,” takes its title from a phrase spoken by Elend Venture in the first book of the Mistborn Trilogy by Brandon Sanderson, and ties all the previous movements together.

Recording and score

Recording by Olivia Gilmore, trumpet; Amy Thompson, harp