Sonnets for Two Trumpets (2008) is a suite of lyrical movements. The opening movement, Song, decorates a
modal melody with arabesque figurations. The second movement, Dance, bounces a syncopated melody
back and forth between the players. The third movement, Chorale, is fervent and stately. The fourth
movement, Estampie, is fast and energetic. The fifth movement, Prayer, is sad, yet hopeful.
N.B.: The suite may be played in its entirety, in which case the movements should be presented in the order
given. It is also acceptable to perform individual movements or subset combinations. If a subset suite is
presented, it is suggested that three movements be chosen following a "slow &mdash, fast &mdash, slow" pattern. (For
example: movements 1-4-5 or 3-2-1, etc.)
The pieces may be performed on any pair of matched trumpets (i.e., do not mix C and Bb instruments).