for five trumpets (2013)
As trumpet is my primary instrument, I have always had a certain affinity for the instrument (despite many frustrating practice sessions in my undergraduate days). Shatter is my first work for an ensemble of trumpets; I have attempted to compose something idiomatic for the instrument, yet also bring something new to the repertoire. The title refers to the way the five voices interact, with individual voices briefly emerging from the ensemble, creating an angular sort of texture. Shatter was composed in 2013 in Louisville, Kentucky.
Performance: Clinton Linkmeyer, Chris Pate, Trevor Webb, Sam Loomis, and Kelsey Voit