Celeste Oram's Counting Steps is the second instalment in our Soliloquies & Dialogues series of commissions. Tune in to BCMG's social media channels for the digital world premiere next Friday 10 July 2020.

If you'd like to donate to Celeste's piece, you can through our Sound Investment scheme.

Counting Steps will be a duet between trumpeter Richard Blake and a young musician. Both will record a series of parts remotely that Celeste will compile into a virtual trumpet choir performance. The piece has been composed such that it can be also be played as a solo work.

This unique commission provides an innovative new piece that young trumpet players across the UK and the world can perform as an introduction to contemporary classical music.

Watch an extract from a remote session between Celeste and the musicians