“disPlaced” for solo trumpet in Bb

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disPlaced for solo trumpet in Bb (duration: 4’)

for Finn Gomez

disPlaced is a short fantasy for solo trumpet written as part of my project to take on “mini-commissions” for unaccompanied works during the spring and summer of 2020.

The title refers to the fact that the two primary inspirations for the musical content of the piece (Harry James-esque jazz licks and 20th-century Russian trumpet solos) have been “displaced” in time and inserted into a contemporary context that includes asymmetric meters and microtonal inflections. However, there are a few more references that have been lifted from their respective eras—can you spot them all?