Various - Solo Trumpet, Trumpet and Piano, Trumpet quartet. Features exciting and challenging, but not unduly difficult, works by talented English composers of current or recent vintage for recital, study or recreation.
Forsyths Modern Wind Music is a series of volumes containing exciting and challenging, but not unduly difficult, works by talented English composers of current or recent vintage for recital, study or recreation. Each volume includes three works with piano, one unaccompanied piece, and one piece for two or more players of the instrument. In this volume for trumpet Arthur Butterworths Hejnal is a rousing fanfare taking as its cue the trumpet-call of the Cracow Watchman. John Paynter has contributed two pieces - Epitaffio (based on a plainsong fragment) and Laudet (a brilliant toccata). Julia Ushers Ode to The West Wind is a colourful evocationwith much howling and gusting, while the solo work is Geoffrey Pooles cultivated Avenue, which is partnered by his quartet for trumpets Street Music, which is somewhat less suburban with ad lib rhythm section or synthesizer.