Title: Way of Life
Year Completed: 2001
Duration: 8 mins
Instrumentation: 2 trumpets, horn, tenor trombone, bass trombone (tuba)



Purchase/Rent: Canadian Music Centre



Way of Life is a laid back composition and also a study in texture for brass quintet based on large scale harmonic progression. It was written during a period living in Vancouver and experimenting with a more minimalist approach to compositions. Influences for this work include Michael Torke, Louis Andriessen and Steve Martland. The tempo is to be interpreted (fairly) literally. Resist the urge to speed up.

2 C Trumpets
1 F Horn
1 Tenor Trombone
1 Bass Trombone or Tuba

derek charke way of life
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