Double 3 (2002)
trumpet and vibraphone

Double 3, scored for trumpet and vibraphone, was commissioned by Duo Contour: Lee Forrest Ferguson and Stephen Altoft.  Over the course of the composition (lasting approximately four minutes) the two instrumental lines begin similarly, diverge in material and register at the center of the
composition, then gradually reunite by the end for a unison duet.  Other works in the series include Double 1 (flute/marimba) and Double 2 (violin/marimba).

 

James Romig (b. 1971) studied at the University of Iowa and Rutgers University, where he earned a
Ph.D. under the tutelage of Charles Wuorinen and Milton Babbitt.  His works--commissioned by
soloists, ensembles, and arts organizations--have been performed throughout the United States,
Europe, and Asia.  He has previously held teaching positions at Rutgers and Bucknell, has given
masterclasses at Juilliard, Interlochen, and Dickinson College, and is currently on faculty at
Western Illinois University.  His works are available from Parallax Music Press, Curving Walkway
Publications, and www.jamesromig.com.