Category Archives: Spider Duets

Spider Duets are composed using my original harmonic language that I call Spider Chords. The chords are derived from 12 tone rows. Essentially, I have created a way to maintain the same level of dissonance as traditional 12 tone serial music while giving me more melodic and compositional control over the process.

97 Spider Ground

Dedication: Ken Easton Recording Reference: Trumpet Quasi Master, Celebrations Spider Ground is a modern sounding duet based on my Spider Chords harmonic language. A ground is a composition built around a short, repeated, melodic segment that is usually in the … Continue reading

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35 Reverent Spider

Dedication: Matt Smith Recording Reference:┬áCelebrations The Reverent Spider duet is one of the easiest spider duets in the Celebrations trumpet duet book. Spider Duets are based on a harmonic language I invented in the mid 1980’s. There are a number … Continue reading

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96 March of the Eight Legs

96 March of the Eight Legs Dedication: Chris Parks Recording Reference: Trumpet Quasi Master, Celebrations This is one of my favorite Spider Duets. Its chord progression has a beautiful symmetry connected by a tritone. For those who know about the … Continue reading

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67 Arachnistic

67 Arachnistic Dedication: Recording Reference: Celebrations This is one of several of the spider duets that repeats itself, but switching parts the second time. In this case, the twelve tone row is used in its rawest form, which is one … Continue reading

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