Composer: Jaquith, Austin K.
Number of Trumpets: 8
Key: A Minor concert
Duration: 8 minutes and 10 seconds
For four C trumpets and four B-flats, with the first C part doubling on piccolo trumpet in A. Very colorful. Lots of interwining and fugal-like interplay. The piece, in two sections, is a poetic interpretation of the nautical wisdom Red sky in the morning, sailors take warning; Red sky at night, sailors delight. A major work interesting to listen to and play. The recording is by members of Cedarville University (Ohio) Trumpet Ensemble and guests under the direction of Charles Pagnard.
ITG Journal, June 2014, page 94:
"In the hands of an experienced ensemble, Shades of Red is a very effective and exciting piece and is a welcome addition to the trumpet ensemble repertoire."