Purchase your Saxton/Olsen Duo ‘LANDFALL’ (2020)compact disc  HERE

LANDFALL Digital Downloads and individual tracks available HERE

Landfall…a heartfelt soundscape spanning 350 years features the Saxton Olsen duo performing works including standard Baroque repertoire, two recording premieres, spirituals, and my composition “Landfall” written specifically for this recording — and more.. When you purchase the CD, you receive a  6-page wallet surrounding you in the environment of the recording, as well as background about the artists, music and the recording process.

Saxton Olsen Duo

 Judith Saxton, trumpet and Timothy Olsen, organ have been collaborating   together for over a decade in the Saxton Olsen Duo, formed while colleagues   at the University of North Carolina School of the Arts. They have performed   throughout the United States for evening and lunchtime concert series and   duo recitals at East coast universities. They have commissioned pieces for   their duo both through competitions and connections and they relish   presenting those within their eclectic mix of repertoire. Known for their   imaginative programming and   creative use of colors; their performances are   powerfully thought-provoking and dramatically provocative as well as   surprisingly quirky and tongue-in cheek. The wide sound- range possible between the Organ’s vast registration choices and an array of different trumpets and mutes creates a sonically supercharged event, one limited only by their combined creative imagination. LANDFALL marks their second recording collaboration. Their first duo CD, The American and French Muses (2017), was issued on the Raven label.

Saxton Olsen Duo ‘The American & French Muses’ CD
Review     ​Available at
This recording of the Sarah Graham Kenan Memorial Organ (C.B. Fisk, Op. 75) at the University of North Carolina School of the Arts features both solo organ works and works for trumpet/organ duo. Three pieces receive their first recording on this CD: Three Pieces for Organ by Aaron TraversPrelude, Aria and Finale by Margaret Sandresky (commissioned by the Kenan Foundation for the Arts of UNCSA), and Frost and Wind by Ted Oliver (composed for performers). 


Landfall – written as a thank you for the use of the Frank H. Kenan Chapel in Wilmington, NC for our LANDFALL recording


Lament for our Times and LANDFALL Compositions purchase link

The world premiere of Saxton’s composition Lament for Our Times: a trumpet/viola collaboration with  EMF faculty colleague Diane Phoenix-Neal, opened the July 13, 2020 Eastern Music Festival’s Virtual “experience music from: Home” Chamber concert.

EMF Concert YouTube Link: Lament for Our Times 

Winston Salem journal article

CVNC Lament for Our Times EMF review

LAMENT FOR OUR TIMES program notes


Diane Phoenix-Neal, viola and Judith My back deck, post-video session

Four Songs for Earth Day (2020) (unaccompanied trumpet). Score purchase coming soon

1. Plentiful Pansies
2. Lilac Loveliness
3. Dragonfly Duet
4. Spider Plant


Concert & Contest Pieces for Trumpet and Piano with Allison Gagnon, piano:  2011 International Trumpet Guild (ITG) Compact Disc provided to all 5,000 members.

I am primarily a Collaborative musician and view each one of my Solo recitals (a misnomer, at best) as collaborations in the truest sense of the word.

My two primary collaborators continue to be my former UNCSA colleagues: Allison Gagnon, piano and Timothy Olsen, organ.

Each year, I give a number of recitals with these two keyboardists, highlighting the many roles we each play: the keyboardists become the band, orchestra and chamber accompaniment and the trumpet becomes the singer of the song, the storyteller of sound,  through the vehicle of vocal and instrumental music.

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