Roadrunner portrays the never-ending chase between the roadrunner bird and the wily coyote. Musically this is achieved using canon and stretto, both funky and Classical. Does the coyote ever catch up? Maybe…
Roadrunner was commissioned by Portuguese master musician Sérgio Carolino. The world premiere was given by him and Shimpei Tsugita with Rena Hashimoto, piano, at the Yamaha Studio in Ginza, Japan in 2017. Sérgio also presented the European premiere with Daniel Perantoni on tubas and Telmo Marques, piano, at the Gravissimo Festival in Alcobaça, Portugal in 2018.
This piece is available in versions for trumpets, horns, euphoniums or tubas. It can also be performed with any combination of the above instruments: you only need a Roadrunner, a Coyote, and a piano.