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Matthew H. Fields
Matthew H. Fields
Composer
Selected Chamber Works
 

shofar image

Call
of the
Shofar

Listen

Audio excerpt Listen to a brief excerpt of this work: click this paragraph for MP3 audio. The music is performed by Andrew Glendening and his trombone studio.


Audio excerpt Listen to another brief excerpt: click this paragraph for MP3 audio. This excerpt is of Fields demonstrating the traditional calls on the shofar.

Duration

12 minutes


Program Note

"This is a celebratory march-like work woven from tunes associated with the autumnal new year festival and the spring rites of the Jewish calendar. It is punctuated by musical immitations of the traditional calls on the shofar, or ram's-horn trumpet."

--Matthew H. Fields

Instrumentation

  • 3 tenor trombones
  • bass trombone

Year of Composition

1992.

Score

Scores and parts are available from Fields directly. A project to reconstruct the score and parts in modern electronic formats is somewhere deep on Fields's list of priorities.