by Matthew Fossa
In the Winter of 1996, Matthew Fossa, then an oboe performance major at the Crane School of Music, began working on a piece to be dedicated to his friend and fraternity brother, Scott Bacon. It was meant to be the first movement of a full concerto for horn; however, upon completing what would have been the last movement, it was found that the piece did very well by itself. What was going to be called a Concerto for Horn became a Concertpiece for Horn. The work was premiered on March 22nd, 1998 at the Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia recital held at the Crane School and conducted by the composer. Concertpiece is also available for Horn and Orchestra.