SHAPESHIFTER is the slow movement that was extracted from a larger work entitled Crazymakers: An Entertainment/Concerto for French Horn and Brass Band that was composed in 2003. The work was commissioned by the Laidlaw Foundation for the Hannaford Street Silver Band to feature the renowned Canadian French horn player, Joan Watson (1953-2015). Suffice it to say, Crazymakers left many of the audience (and the band members!) dazed and confused, but everyone liked the slow part in the middle. Scott Irvine extracted this section and titled it SHAPESHIFTER (the opposite of a Crazymaker). Of course, the work is dedicated to the talented and beautiful Joan Watson.
This piece is also available for solo French Horn and Brass Band. Click here to view it.