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ARCHER (THE), tenor trombone duet (3:21)

IMPORTANT NOTICE!
Date: November 6, 2015


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"Written in June 2002, THE ARCHER was inspired by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's book, 'The White Company.' ...Samkin Aylward, the head archer of the White Company, along with his fellow archers served as the primary inspiration for this duet.

In an earlier work by the composer, THE WHITE COMPANY QUARTET, for trombone quartet, Samkin is portrayed from the standpoint of his outward personality - robust, humorous and bold. In THE ARCHER, his function as warrior is more specifically highlighted, through the expression of his high energy, intense focus and always present alertness. Yet Samkin's life was a balanced life and so this portrayal is not without moments of ease and inner contemplation.

...The opening measures of The Archer portray the dynamic intensity of 'firing' the arrows and their 'whizzing' towards their targets....."

- from the "Introduction"
LISTEN to an MP3 sample of the premiere recording on "Occurrences" (CD-72890),
available in the Recordings section of our Catalogue.
Single MP3 available from iTunes.

Print music:
sku: 2004   price: $0.00

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