Dedicated to my dear friend, Kristine Harris, I wrote this when we were undergrads together at William Jewell College. This was my first instrumental solo composition.  I can remember being inspired by the sonatas of both Paul Hindemith and Halsey Stevens when I began writing this piece.  The second movement is an exact retrograde (mirror image) of itself, and it is still my favorite part of the entire piece.

Movement I: Il Vaggio (They Voyage)

Movement II: Specchio (Mirror)

Movement III: Scherzo (Light, Humorous)

Kristine Harris, trumpet

Pamela Haynes, piano

Haley Neilson, recording engineer (Summer 2017)

Recorded at Wine Recital Hall, Manchester University

North Manchester, Indiana

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