Title: Wound and Released
Year Completed: 2013
Duration: 12 mins
Instrumentation: Trumpet and Piano
Premiere: 24 May 2014 King of Prussia Valley Forge Casino: Terry Everson, trumpet and Shiela Kibbe, piano
Purchase/Rent: Canadian Music Centre
Wound and Released is part of a collection of works for solo instrument and piano. Each piece is in three movements. The outer movements are high energy. The first movement tends to be minimalistic. The middle movement uses a walking bass-like line with a disjunct but lyric 'endless' chromatic melody. The last movement tends to be more free-flowing with longer active lines based on variations on a single pentatonic, or other scale with limited pitch material. The middle movement is always called “and” as it joins the two outer movements. Other works in the Wired series include "Wired and Released” for flute and piano (or flute and harp); "Wired and Wound” for alto sax and piano; "Wound and Wired” for horn and piano; "The Engine Continuum” for bassoon and walking bass; and "Rewind and Fast-forward” for woodwind quintet and gli altri. Wound and Released was premiered at the 2014 International Trumpet Guild Annual Conference.