Budapest Festival Orchestra Apprentices

For the past couple of weeks I’ve been enjoying working on a rather fun piece – a trio for bassoon, trombone and double bass, commissioned by the Budapest Festival Orchestra for the three up-and-coming musicians on their apprentice scheme. The piece is called Triangulation, referring to the process of locating a central point with reference to three other fixed (and possibly far away) points, which seemed quite appropriate given the three very different instruments I’m writing for! Two movements are sketched so far – Equilateral, where the instruments share the same kinds of behaviour, and Isosceles, a Scherzo where pairs play off against the other instrument. Next up, Scalene…

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