Opus 758

Autumn Songs (2008)

for Trumpet and Piano

  • Daybreak Colors
  • Prairie Journey
  • Corn Dance
  • Vision at Twilight

Duration: 10 min.

Dedication: for Michael Ewald

Publisher: Musik Fabrik

Performance materials available from the publisher.

Autumn Songs (2008) for trumpet and piano is dedicated to Michael Ewald. The work—part of an ongoing project which, to date, also includes Spring Songs (2006)—consists of four lyrical songs without words.

Although conceived as an entire set, the movements may also be played individually or in any combinations.

This music was composed in the spring of 2008 for Michael Ewald. Ewald passed away on September 12, 2008 after a sudden and brief battle with aggressive cancer. Colby Cooman presented the world premiere in his memory in autumn 2008 at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, where Ewald had been a faculty member for many years.