(15:00) Trumpet, Flugelhorn, Water Drum, Full Orchestra (Double Winds), SATB Chorus. Rental Fee: Orchestra Score, Choir Score, Parts. Copyright 2005, Brent Michael Davids.


TRUMPETING THE STONE musically evokes Oneida life, including Oneida brass bands and the famed Oneida hymn singing. Increasing in tempo, the work is rhythmic and exciting as the trumpet soars over the rhythms to the final two drum beats! The Oneida and the Mohicans share a significant history together—both relocated from New York. Similar to the Oneida, Mohicans fought on the side of the colonists in the Revolutionary War and supported the colonies. Then in 1785, The Mohicans were vacated from their final land in Stockbridge, MA, for good. With all the Mohican land stolen, the Oneida accepted the Mohicans into their ever-dwindling homeland. In 1838, land was made available for the Oneida in Wisconsin.


"Trumpeting The Stone" is dedicated to Oneida People of Wisconsin, the “Standing Stone” People. "Trumpeting The Stone" WAS MADE POSSIBLE BY GENEROUS GRANTS FROM FLORIDA STATE UNIVERSITY, THE ONEIDA NATION ARTS PROGRAM (ONAP), AND THE WISCONSIN ARTS BOARD (WAB), and was composed for Oneida Trumpet Artist Christopher Moore.