Friday, February 22, 2019
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composer: Richard Lane
title: Song
publisher: BIM
level: High School - Advanced
range: concert Ab’’

Richard Lane's Song was composed in 1972 for Derek Smith, father of famed trumpeter, Phil Smith.

The single-movement composition is lyrical throughout, and calls upon expressive playing from the performer. Beautiful, extended melodic lines are displayed in logical phrases.

Challenges for the performer include a wide pitch range, subtle and soft expressions, and fluid sustained playing with minimal rests.

With a performance length of just over 5 minutes, Song can make a nice lyrical addition to a solo recital or church offertory or prelude.

A recording can be found on Phil Smith's album "New York Legends".



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