I first experimented with writing music when I was around fourteen or so. As with most young people, especially the ones we've lately seen at Sibelius Music, I was a bit ambitious, and did many things that exceeded my grasp. However, an interesting recollection...one that illustrates a great difference between the youth I was and the youth we often see today, as well as a pattern that has continued into my twilight [sic] years...is as follows:
A friend mentioned my compositions to our choral instructor in high school. She asked to see some of my things, and after a quick look at some choral pieces, she posed the fatal question..."Would you like the chorus to try some of them out?"
My answer? "No, thank you."
Trumpet Sonata Recording by Thomas Pfotenhauer and Vincent Fuh - I knew something *about* this recording, but I had no idea what the timeframe for it was, so when the envelope that held it showed up in my postal mailbo...
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