Genuine Trope was commissioned by Mark James to be premiered at his Masters’ Trumpet Recital at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland. Written in collaboration with the performer, I wanted to write a piece which challenged and excited him. The work focuses on a shared interest in musicals and, I suppose alongside this, cheesy pop. Structured in the style of a typical musical, with songs such as ‘The Love Duet’ and ‘The Villain Song’, I wanted to embrace, celebrate and explore the essence of musicals from the perspective of real appreciation and love for the art form.
Have a look at the piece’s page to find out more and look out for a recording of it soon.