Commissioned by Christopher Owen for the 1997 Lake District Music Festival. A momentary shaft of light breaks through the dark shadows surrounding the lake in this sombre elegy. Christopher Owen and Ken Forster gave the first performance in St Oswald’s Church, Grasmere in 1997.
Written in 1982 as a series of short teaching pieces and carefully graded by technical difficulty, these studies have become a useful addition to the trumpet repertoire. Ideal for students and teachers, they are entertaining as well as technically instructive.