This somber, pensive composition for solo trumpet and piano flowered in the spring of 2004. “Away” expresses deep yearning to be with the composer's wife and, then, four healthy little boys. During the 2003-04 school year, Dr. Thrower commuted for two days out of the week as an adjunct professor at an out-of-state university. The time away from his wife and four boys was full of longing and loneliness, and the work exquisitely communicates those sentimental and romantic feelings. The work was premiered that spring in a faculty recital.
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Dr. Daniel N. Thrower
"Gilded Music Press" was created specifically to make Dr. Daniel Thrower's high-quality music available. Dr. Thrower has been composing music and writing educational supplements for decades. He describes his music as a "personal musical journal". From his work with military ensembles to faculty and students of all ages, his music and teaching materials are created to edify audiences, professional colleagues, students, and himself. Through "Gilded Music Press" the global music community benefits from his excellent research, experience, and creative output. Many have enjoyed and benefited from his work throughout the world, and you will too once you discover his phenomenal products!