Opus 299

Music from Mayflower Hill (2001)

for Trumpet

Michael Stewart, trumpet

Duration: 3 min.

Dedication: for Colby

Publisher: Musik Fabrik

Performance materials available from the publisher.

Music from Mayflower Hill (2001) for solo trumpet was composed for and is dedicated to trumpeter Colby Cooman.

The title refers to Mayflower Hill in Waterville, Maine, on which the campus of Colby College sits. The principal material is derived from “COLBY” in note-codes.

The work is based on a series of alternating sudden gestures of dynamic contrast with lyrical lines. The harmonic material consists of a shifting pattern of the modes.