Music from Six Continents, 1993 Series
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BRUCE HOBSON - Three: for Two Trumpets and Orchestra
The title Three refers to several aspects of this 1976 work for two trumpets and orchestra: woodwinds and brasses in threes, two trumpets plus orchestra, and the three movements. However, the principle reason for the title is to make a suggestive reference to the instrumentation of the baroque trio sonata: that is, a pair of voices of equal range and importance plus accompaniment. This work is composed with a free and full chromaticism that can best be understood as an extension of highly chromatic tonal music.
American Record Guide
"The most substantial piece on the program is Bruce Hobson's Three, an 18 minute concerto for two trumpets and orchestra. This is a densely contrapuntal, chromatic, and dissonant piece of considerable integrity and expressiveness; it seems influenced by jazz in a far deeper way, avoiding obvious clichés but inspired by the rhythmic freedom and questioning intensity of the great jazz players."– Mark L. Lehman