The Wind Came In Red for trumpet and piano was written for Matthew Rosenblatt and premiered on the Randolph Honors Recital at the Music Den in Randolph, N.J., May 2016. I taught trumpet in the Randolph School District for eighteen years and would occasionally write music for the various ensembles and highly accomplished individuals. Matthew Rosenblatt was my most accomplished trumpet student who inspired The Wind Came In Red. The title is taken from a poem by Federico Garcia Lorca of the same name. The work is a single movement, multi-sectional composition which alternates between playful banter and introspective ruminations.