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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.

A challenge:

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Composed for Stockholm Chamber Brass

Commissioned by Musik Gävleborg for the brass festival Signal

in September 2010


Karin Rehnqvist 

English translation by Linda Schenck