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Ascent and Elation

for bass trombone and piano
2005
(dur.: c. 7:00)

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The title Ascent and Elation came early in the compositional process, which is unusual for me. It referred originally to the ascent of the trombone part's tessitura throughout most of the piece. The mood of the work is serious, with a bit of playfulness at the end. The final part represents the elation, perhaps of having finally risen from the depths of the beginning.

Commissioned by Anna Bechen for her Senior Recital at the University of North Texas.