Composer: Fregoso, Eric
Number of Trumpets: 7
Duration: 6 minutes
Lots of exciting melodic and rhythmic interplay is showcased in this Ewazen-esque septet by an up-can-coming young composer. Less difficult then most "heavy" pieces, with the range only extending to B-flat easy-to-understand rhythms and styles. Great for teaching listening and playing together. Exciting for the audience as well.
ITG Journal, March 2020, page 70:
"...a valuable addition to the trumpet ensemble repertoire and an exciting work that can function well on an undergraduate trumpet ensemble recital or as a contest piece for an advanced high school trumpet ensemble. 'Celestial' introduces such advanced artistic and ensemble characteristics as rhythmic and melodic interplay, contrasting styles, mutes, and blending mixed instrumentation in an approachable manner."