For trumpet and piano
For violin and piano
for trumpet and piano or violin and piano
The Passacaglia is extracted from the second movement of my trio for violin, trumpet and piano: La Viaggio Vita. It was obvious that the second movement elicited a strong emotional response from players and audiences alike. With that in mind, it occurred to me that it would make for a nice solo instrumental feature. The original was written as a dedication piece for a 20th wedding anniversary, and it is this five minute section, in particular, that represents the loving bond formed in a marriage.