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The composition is dedicated to one of the best trumpeters and teachers in the United States of America - Fred Sautter.

The premiere of  this composition took place on January 10, 2020,at the Artur Rubinstein Philharmonic Hall in Łódź,

and the performers were: the composer and the Łódź Philharmonic Orchestra under the baton of Paweł Przytocki.

1.  El Provocateur

Exploring  Spanish rhythms combined with modern Latin-jazz harmonies, orchestrated to highlight every section of the orchestra with explosive syncopations and lightning-speed string passages, the trumpet solo weaves its way through orchestral punctuations 

showing its flexibility, exquisite tone quality, and passion. 


2. La Fontana

Composed with the vision of Rome’s Trevi Fountain, the Italian vision is highlighted with a ballad. Lush 8-part harmonic strings embracea melody that defines love and passion. The soloist expresses himself first with the mellow, french-horn like flugelhorn, and in a delicate balance of taste and touch, finishes with the passionate voice only the voice of the trumpet can give.


3.  The Race

The Guthman Trumpet Concerto concludes in the third movement as if it were speeding across the open seas, chasing an eclipse of the sun. Modernistic rhythms and harmonies embrace dynamic impact of scorching syncopations and fiery outlines of harmonic structures. Brass and percussion blaze as they underscore the breathless pace of the concerto’s finish. 




Vln.I, II / Viola / Cello / Double Bass

Flute I,II / Oboe I,II /  Clar. I,II /  Bs. I,II

French  Horn I, II, III, IV

Trumpet I, II, III / Trombones I, II, III / Tuba

Percussion I, II / Tympani

score & parts available at request

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