Capriccio di Niccolo
for Trumpet and Orchestra
Boston Pops
Doc Severinsen, Trumpet
Orchestra Conducted by Keith Lockart

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World Premiere Performance
May 10, 1995
Symphony Hall, Boston

Also available for Trumpet and Piano

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The composer has provided the following description of his work: "In 1993 I was writing a set of variations on the famous Twenty-Fouth Caprice for solo violin by Paganini to use as the music track for the nature video Birds, Birds, Birds. While still in the middle of that project Doc severinsen asked me to come up with an idea - in the same vein as the Carmen Fantasy for Trumpet and Orchestra that I had written for him a few years before - that would showcase him with a full symphony orchestra. I played him a few of the variations that I had written for the video just to demonstrate how 'willing and able' this simple but captivating little tune is to work in a myriad of styles and settings. He was delighted with the idea and I began work immediately. This set is meant to display Doc's unique talents from his blazing virtuosic technical prowess to the seductive voice that never fails to captivate us with its singing beauty."

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