Song of Hope

Solo Trumpet and Symphony Orchestra

Song of Hope is dedicated to my good friend Ryan Anthony (principal trumpet with the Dallas Symphony Orchestra) and his charity, Cancer Blows – a foundation set up to raise awareness and money to further the research that has helped give their family a hope for a future following Ryan’s diagnosis of Multiple Myeloma

Upon hearing the middle movement (simply titled “Song”) of my cornet concerto, Milestone, Ryan asked me if I could change the end from its current reflective ending to something more uplifting, and to title it Song of Hope, giving it much more meaning than I could have ever imagined.

Song of Hope exists with 1, 2 or 3 soloists, and is scored with either wind band, brass band, brass ensemble or symphony orchestra, as well as a wind band scoring without soloist.

For my friend Ryan.