Successful French composer, Pierre Gabaye (1930-2000) studied at the Paris Conservatoire where he won the 1956 Prix de Rome. His competence is proven by his Boutade for Trumpet and Piano.
Gabaye's compositional style has been described as following the French neo-classical tradition, such as the music of Poulenc. Boutade exemplifies the composer's light-hearted music. A typical performance of the work lasts about two and a half minutes. For all advanced trumpeters seeking chirpy, lively and upbeat repertoire, Gabaye's Boutade is ideal.