Five Bagatelles

for solo trumpet

1975, rev. 2013

7 minutes

Premiere: Bryan Goff
Florida State University, Dec 4, 1975

Available for purchase at Subito Music Distribution.

Composer Notes: I become friends with Bryan Goff in graduate school at the University of Colorado. During the Vietnam War we were both members of the Air Force Academy Band and the Colorado Springs Symphony.

These pieces are quite difficult, demanding exceptional flexibility throughout all registers. One piece calls for quarter tones, unison trills, and other effects. These bagatelles should be performed with some panache.