About this work:
Publisher -- Buckthorn Music Press (BMP-92) 2007
Genre -- Offertory (3 min.)
Style -- Tonal, bright and exuberantly lyric work in Ab -- general use. Advanced organ part / amateur-level Bb trumpet (alternate C trumpet part included).
NOTES: “Each man should give what he has decided in his heart to give, not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver." [NIV, 2 Corinthians 9:7]
Graceland (solo trumpet and organ) was commissioned by organist Carson Cooman, Cambridge, Massachusetts to add to the limited selections within the 3-minute church offertory music repertoire, and, to be of use in Mr. Cooman’s trumpet and organ workshops with his brother, trumpeter Colby Cooman. Graceland is divided into 50 musical measures symbolizing the Biblical year of “Jubilees” when all debts are forgiven, freedoms are renewed, and mercy and charity becomes the focus of God’s people. The bright nature of this piece reflects the hope and joy of those both giving and receiving of God’s abundance in His Kingdom on earth.
Version: Trumpet and Organ
Year composed: 2007
Ensemble type: Keyboard:Organ
Instrumentation: ,1 Trumpet soloist(s)
Instrumentation notes: Expert organist, amateur trumpeter