Sally Reid
 
Gabriel Cometh
for trumpet in C and tape
Audio (mp3):

(Trumpet. 300 CE Larco Museum Collection Lima, Peru.)
Program Notes:
Gabriel Cometh combines an exploration of the range and expressive qualities of the instrument with an approachable introduction to the electro-acoustic genre.

Tape and soloist share some common motives, but the tape is allowed the more undisciplined flourishes and expression. Live events are articulated by musical gestures on the tape. The specific order of taped events, while important, is subordinate to the creation of a sound environment in which the solo line is allowed to unfold.

This work was originally synthesized on an AlphaSyntauri digital synthesizer (a multi-timbral Apple ][e based system). The final realization combines Yamaha TX series sound modules with a few original AlphaSyntauri voices.

Selected Performance History:
	•	April 9, 1990 - Performance of Gabriel Cometh during the Abilene New Music Festival's Texas Composers Concert at McMurry College.
	•	March 6, 1990 - Performance of Gabriel Cometh on the New Music Texas concert at the Center for Experimental Music and Intermedia (CEMI) at the University of North Texas.
	•	March 6, 1990 - Performance of Gabriel Cometh on a program sponsored by the North/South Consonance Ensemble in New York City.
	•	February, 1990 - Performance of Gabriel Cometh on the annual Abilene Composers Concert sponsored by the Sigma Alpha Iota Alumnae Chapter at Hardin-Simmons University.
	•	April, 1989 - Performance of Gabriel Cometh at the national conference of the Society of Composers held at the University of Kansas in Lawrence, KS.
	•	April, 1989 - Performance of Gabriel Cometh on the Texas Christian University New Music Festival.
	•	December, 1988 - Performance of Gabriel Cometh by the Wilkes College Contemporary Music Ensemble, Wilkes-Barre, PA, on their 1988-1989 concert series.
	•	March, 1988 - Performance of Gabriel Cometh at the Festival of Texas Composers, a triennial invitational concert series sponsored by the Texas Federation of Music Clubs at Southern Methodist University, Dallas, TX.
	•	January, 1987 - Premiére performance of Gabriel Cometh by John Daniel at Abilene Christian University.
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