Composer: Nestico, Sammy
Arranger: Olcott, James L.
Number of Trumpets: 15
Accompaniment: 14-part trumpet ensemble
Key: G Major concert
Duration: 5 minutes
A beautiful and colorfully arranged piece for solo trumpet. Jazz oriented chords and lots of color underlie a very lyrical melody and intertwining lines. One of the trumpet classics. For solo trumpet in Bb, three piccolo trumpets in Bb, two Eb trumpets, four Bb trumpets, four flugelhorns, and optional but highly recommended low brass part (originally written for bass trumpet), and optional percussion. The wide variety of tone colors in this piece is achieved by careful and conscious unison doublings of lines between the the differently pitched instruments, so it is very important that all the parts are covered, each with the instruments of designated pitches. A terrific crowd pleaser and not very tough on the soloist (grade 4). The piece is set at difficulty grade 6 because of the accompaniment.
ITG Journal, October 2020, page 93:
Triplo Press founder James Olcott has created what can only be described as an epic work for trumpet ensemble...