Ole Edvard Antonsen

Shadows by Áskell Másson

A trumpet concerto
Áskell Másson

This work is about shadows, expressed in the form of musical images, of such things as colours, images from the past, and the interplay of shadows between the soloist and the ensemble as well as within the ensemble itself. The principal idea, however, is to is to present the solo trumpet in an individual spotlight with all the various and sundry shadows flickering around it. This piece was commissioned by the Spanish Brass Luur Metalls in 2003 for their concerts and a CD recording with Ole Edvard Antonsen.