The Final Stroke of Nine

for Trumpet in C & Piano

Composed: 2010
Duration: 10'30"

Commissioned by Alan Wenger.

Program Notes

The Final Stroke of Nine for trumpet and piano was inspired by the final stanza of the first section ("The Burial of the Dead") of T.S.Eliot's poem "The Wasteland." In this stanza, Eliot references the living death of the down-trodden, modern man, looping through day after day of routine and drudgery. In the unreal city, the "final stroke of nine" is marked with a dead sound, appropriate for the beginning of a new work-day.

Score and Recording

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