An Upper and a Lower
The upper layer has room for two trumpets
They call out in long phrases, abruptly cut short.
The lower layer has horn and trombone wrestling with a tuba
The expression is raw and messy, the instruments just have to stick to it.
It’s short, powerful and possibly beautiful.
Composed for Stockholm Chamber Brass
Commissioned by Musik Gävleborg for the brass festival Signal
in September 2010
English translation by Linda Schenck