Sentinel Trees from Hopewell Suite for Trumpet Sextet
Second Movement from Hopewell Suite
for Trumpet Ensemble
by Eddie Lewis
Hopewell Suite is a trumpet ensemble composition for four trumpets and two flugelhorns. It was composed in 2016 using inspirations Eddie Lewis collected while he was in South Africa for the jazz festival in Grahamstown, in the Eastern Cape. Hopewell is the name of the farm where Eddie and his wife stayed most of the time while they were in South Africa. The farm is owned by their brother-in-law.
Sentinel Trees is the second movement of the suite. The first thing you see as you enter the gate at Hopewell Farm is a row of wild fig trees that is so old that the roots have intermingled. Sternly, faithfully, they stand guard over the property, unmoved and unflinching, always keenly awake and aware of all that happens on the farm.
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