“The Breakfast Song” was written according to a strict brief that appeared to Angela in a dream some time during mid-September 2009. According to her dream, I was asked to write a piece of music using only the following “raw materials”:
a blue bowl, a serving of muesli, two strawberries, a banana, a handful of nuts…
Deciding how best to fulfill my brief coincided with a request from Sergio Carolino for something special for his 15 November 2009 Cine-Teatro de Alcobaca concert program and so “The Breakfast Song” is scored for 2 tubas and 9 trombones.
Solo parts included: Trombone 1, Trombone 2, Trombone 3, Trombone 4, Trombone 5, Trombone 6, Bass Trombone 1, Bass Trombone 2, Bass Trombone 3, Tuba 1, Tuba 2