Sue (2016)

for solo trumpet.  Duration: 3'. 

Program Notes: Sue was commissioned by Dr. William Baker as a gift to his sister-in-law, Susan Miller.  Susan was described to me as a self-sacrificing woman with a strong sense of social justice and a strong intellect.  She writes poetry, and cares very deeply about family.  Her son, Michael Miller, is a trumpeter in the Cleveland Orchestra.

With this in mind, I wrote this short piece for solo trumpet intended to portray some of the qualities of her character.  

The above recording was performed by trumpeter Theo Van Dyck  and recorded by composer Will Stackpole.