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COLORADO QUANDARY (2020) - for trumpet, horn, and piano

Premiere: Maria Long recital, Livestream 4/26/20 at the Arizona State University Katzin Concert Hall


Duration:  ca. 6'00"


Program Note:


Colorado Quandary is based on a painting by Maria Long; the painting depicts the dilemma of choosing between practicing music indoors and enjoying nature outdoors. Frantic, fast-paced practice music contrasts with lyrical “outdoors” music. The two kinds of music, and two passions, battle it out with neither emerging victorious in the end. The title is also a play on words, referencing the famous Quandary Peak in Colorado.

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