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Song Without Words

David J. Lang wins 2011 Composition Prize!
Press Release

The Reveille Trumpet Collective is pleased to announce that its first ever Composition Prize has been awarded to David J. Lang, 21, of Adelaide, Australia.

Lang’s composition Song Without Words for flugelhorn and piano was chosen from over twenty entries to receive the grand prize.

The grand prize includes production of a video to promote his piece, at least three performances by members of Reveille during 2011-12, publication of the new work through, and a $1000CAD cash prize. Song Without Words is a haunting work characterized both by its lyrical flugelhorn melodies and its sparse, ethereal piano writing.  In Lang’s own words, “The main idea is the idea of loneliness… The flugelhorn is trying to ‘come home’ to the piano, but it doesn’t quite get there.” The coordinator and jury of the competition (Aaron Hodgson, Adam Zinatelli, Joel Brennan, Timothy Quinlan and Tom Bergeron), along with head judge Louis Ranger, offer their sincere appreciation to all of the entrants to the competition.  They send special congratulations to:

Runner up:

Tristan Capacchione – Triptyque

Honourable mention:

Daniel Ryan – Scherzbo
Ryan Spencer – Vista Ruminare

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