Sonata for Trumpet in C and Piano

A new work by Sherwood Shaffer, this is a recent three-movement sonata exploring a variety of engaging themes over its fifteen-minute span. It was inspired by the popular trumpeter Alison Balsom who, like Shaffer, is a great advocate for music education. Shaffer is veteran composer who studied with Martinu and Giannini and has composed for every medium. He was the founding music composition faculty member of the North Carolina Sool of the Arts, and he resides in Winston-Salem, NC.


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