The Final Stroke of Nine
for Trumpet in C & Piano
Commissioned by Alan Wenger.
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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