Listen along with the score here:
(29) Courage, trumpet and piano - YouTube
Charlie Morgan studied with Dr. Thrower in 2020-21 before the Morgans moved from the area. For a very promising beginner on the trumpet, this parting gift was intended as tangible encouragement for Charlie to pursue the challenging and rewarding path that learning the trumpet offers. Composed beyond his level at the time, the hope was to hear a recording some years down the road.
The piece is in ternary (ABA) form, with a short introduction and a short coda. With tricky rhythms and uncommon accidentals for beginners; with a “roadmap” that requires knowledge to navigate, and somewhat long passages that demand some endurance, this gift was the perfect challenge for Charlie to have as a goal.
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