Concert Band


Freeway for Band and Solo Trumpet

Grade: 4

“A Freeway Suite” was commissioned in 2011 by the collective energy of LA Trumpet Artist Dusty McKinney, Azusa Pacific University, and Pepperdine University.  It is a three movement work that explores the high paced landscape of Los Angeles.  Movement I “Daybreak” uses both jazz and traditional idioms to take you from the dawn of a new day through the driving rhythm and industry that compose the persona of Los Angeles.        

My idea is that there is music in the air, music all around us; the world is full of it, and you simply take as much as you require.  ~Edward Elgar

A song has a few rights the same as ordinary citizens... if it happens to feel like flying where humans cannot fly... to scale mountains that are not there, who shall stop it?  ~Charles Ives

Music is an outburst of the soul.  ~Frederick Delius

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