Concerto for trumpet and orchestra

Enginuity

 

I. Rails of the Golden Spike   6:45

 

II. Wings of Kittyhawk   6:20

 

III. Tin-Lizzy   4:00

 

IV. One Giant Leap   5:23

 

Enginuity, commissioned by The Harrisburg Symphony Orchestra and composed for principal trumpet Phil Snedecor, is a culmination of 4 of America’s greatest innovations and inventions of the last one hundred years. The initial idea was to write a work that incorporated feats of American achievement through narrative. The music’s overall feel is purely American with slight nods to a select few iconic American composers. The concerto loosely covers The Transcontinental Railroad, The Wright Brothers glider, The Model –T and the Moon landing