Solo C Trumpet,
Picc. (+ Fl.), 2 Fl. (+ Alto Fl.), Ob., 2 Eng.Hn.,
2 Bsns, Eb Cl., 4 Bb Cl., Bass Cl., Cb. Cl.,
S. Sax., A. Sax., T. Sax., Bar. Sax.,
4 Hns, 4 Tpts, 4 Trbs, 2 Euph.,
2 Tubas, 2 Cb., Hp., 5 Perc.
Level: Grade 5-6
à Thierry Caens et la Musique Principale des Troupes de Marine
The Lord of the Sea [Poseidon] laid by his three-pronged spear and calmed the waves and, calling from the deep Triton, sea-hued, his shoulders barnacled with sea-shells, bade him blow his echoing conch to bid the rivers, waves and floods retire. He raised his horn, his hollow spiralled whorl, the horn that, sounded in mid ocean, fills the shores of dawn and sunset round the world; and when it touched the god’s wet-bearded lips and took his breath and sounded the retreat, all the wide waters of the land and sea heard it, and all, hearing its voice, obeyed.
— OVIDE, Métamorphoses, Livre Premier.
Triton is premiered on March, 30 2012 at the Théâtre Gérard Philipe in Saint-Cyr l’École (France), by the Musique Principale des Troupes de Marine.
Conductor: Maxime Aulio
Soloist: Thierry Caens (trumpet)