Phrygia Perpétual (2014)
Phrygia Perpétual is a short work for trombone and piano that has everything to do with the title. The first part of the title, "Phrygia", refers to the Phrygian mode that most of the piece is in. "Perpétual" refers to the perpetual motion of sixteenth notes throughout, regardless of meter or tempo. The two A sections that bookend the piece are fast and exciting, with virtuosic points for both trombone and piano. This virtuosity is broken up by a slow and elegant B section.
Premiered in November 2014 with Peter Petrack, trombone and me at the keyboard.