Odyssey to Pantokrator for unaccompanied trumpet

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This idiomatic work for unaccompanied trumpet is an adventure to the highest point in Corfu, Greece: Mount Pantokrator. Corfu's mountainous topography makes for an adventurous drive.

Corfu's mountain roads are rather narrow, and this piece follows the adventurers' trip to Mount Pantokrator, including hairpin turns, near-misses with oncoming traffic, and mountain summits with spectacular views of the entirety of Corfu, as well as Albania across the Ionian Sea.

Mount Pantokrator has been home to a monastery since 1347, and the lyrical multiphonics at mm. 35–42 channel the religious chanting that may have been heard in the Middle Ages. Performer should sing the top notes while playing the lower notes on the trumpet.

This piece has been written idiomatically, so that technical runs are impressive but not a challenge for the fingers. Moments of pause, where the traveler stops to gaze at the natural wonder of the mountain, also give the performer a moment to catch a break and rest their chops.

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Odyssey to Pantokrator for unaccompanied trumpet

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