Piece for Trumpet (1941)
by Quincy Porter
Here is the original version performed by Fritz Gearhart violin and John Owings, piano
The above CD avaliable for purchase here or click the image above.
Special thanks to the Yale Music Library for the Quincy Porter manuscripts, and to William Lyman Porter for permissions and support. Photos courtesy of Helen Hurd Porter.
Quincy Porter (1897-1966) was an early 20th century composer with great ties to the New England area, and specifically the Yale School of Music. His brief stay in Paris exposed him to Vincent D'Indy and his return to America found him studying with Ernest Bloch. His complete bio here.
Originally titled "Piece for Violin: to Lois" this beautiful melody works great on trumpet. Here is Phil Snedecor's new arrangement with himself on trumpet and Elisabeth Tomczyk, piano