Long New England Winter (2018)

by Phil Snedecor

In 2015, when I accepted this position at the University of Hartford's Hartt School, I didn't know how much I would love the New England area. My limited experience was at Tanglewood as a college student, and later brief visits to Boston. I had never been to the Hartford area! As I settled in to Burlington, CT, the town I now call home, I began to realize how much I had been missing. Small, well kept towns, colonial archetecture, and soft spoken, frendly people were only a few of the things I had been missing in the Baltimore/DC area for the past 25 years. A long winter is not necessarly a bad thing, as I enjoy my students, my collegues and even my commute! This composition (which is also Etude #14 in my Lyrical Etudes for Trumpet, Vol. II) references Serge Prokoiev, but in a happier way. I love my new town, new friends, and new climate, and I look forward to many more long New Englend winters!

Here is Phil Snedecor's composition with himself on trumpet and Elisabeth Tomczyk, piano