for solo trumpet
Commissioned by the International Trumpet Guild
Published by Boosey & Hawkes in the album Go Blow Your Own! Click here for more information.
In 2000, the trumpet player John Wallace asked several composers to write pieces which were to be commissioned by the International Trumpet Guild of New York to celebrate its 25th anniversary. The brief was to write pieces of a predominantly lyrical nature and my contribution, Lamento ritornando, is, as the title implies, a lament which keeps returning to the mournful chromatic idea that opens it.
All the commissions were subsequently published by Boosey & Hawkes in an album entitled Go Blow Your Own!