B(h)ORN T'WIN, for 12 horns, by Ricardo Matosinhos
B(h)ORN T’WIN is the First prize Winner of the Twin Cities Horn Club Composition Competition (2017). It was composed for a 12-horn ensemble, to be played by students and amateurs, and includes musical content and integrity to honor the professional hornists. The piece begins with a 5th horn introspective solo transformed in a duet on the repeat while the other players perform spacial effects. the mood starts to change, it transforms into an heroic theme, and then it acquires a funky style with written improvisations, responses, and rythmic horn percussions with most of the horns eventually joining in the infectious rhythms.
Performance time: approx. 5:30
Appropriate for horn club or ensemble concerts. Ensemble of three quartets of varying skill levels (easy/moderate/advanced).