Maiden Voyage, for low horn and piano, by Jacob White
Maiden Voyage, for low horn and piano, depicts the initial journey of a ship across the unpredictable waters of the open ocean. The piece begins with a fanfare to announce the departure of the ship. The ship embarks on a journey across the open ocean, encountering calm waters, rough waves, the eye of a storm, clear skies, and a safe return to port. Each section is short, showing the unpredictability of the open ocean and how unforgiving it may be.
Jacob White began playing the horn in his hometown of Owasso, Oklahoma and later attended The Greenwood School of Music at Oklahoma State University, where he took the opportunity to perform with, compose, and arrange for the various ensembles. He received a Master of Music Degree in Horn Performance at the University of Redlands in California in 2020. Jacob has performed with many groups, including Encore Studios, the Southern California Brass Consortium, American Youth Symphony, the Symphony of Northwest Arkansas and the FOOSA Philharmonic in Fresno, California. Several of his arrangements have been performed by the OSU instrumental studios, the Kendall Betts Horn Camp Ensemble, the University of Missouri - Kansas City Horn Studio, the Texas All Star Horn Professors Horn Choir, and at International Horn Symposiums, the Trombonanza Festival in Argentina, and the 2018 Texas Music Educators Association Convention, among others. Denise Tryon commissioned Jacob to write this work for low horn and piano, and “Maiden Voyage” was premiered at the 50th International Horn Symposium.