Performance Duration: Approx. 7 minutes 15 sec.
The title "centrifuge" is derived from that of a nuclear centrifuge; the piece contains many fast passages to convey a sense of "spinning," and at the same time playing on the tension between the scientific precision of the centrifuge vs. the potential horrific use of its perfected result. This piece was premiered in 2014 by the University of Kentucky "Shades of Blue" Trumpet Ensemble. With many challenging technical sections, as well as a beautiful lyrical section written for five flugelhorns, this piece was composed as a flashy competition showpiece.
About the Composer:
Jason Dovel is a trumpeter, educator, and composer. Since 2013 he has served as trumpet professor at the University of Kentucky (UK). Prior to his appointment at UK, he taught at Northeastern State University, the University of North Texas, and North Central Texas College. His compositions and arrangements are published by Prestissimo Press, Hickman Music Editions, and the Baroque Trumpet Shop.