Sonata for Trumpet and Piano


Sonata for Trumpet and Piano- (2022)    


A sonata in linked sections without pause is offered. Diatonic clusters accompanying a simple diatonic in the opening presto's scalar line in the trumpet which is then extended. A number of distant tonal domains are visited in the development of the simple opening with episodic chromaticism as "spice" against the overt diatonic whole.



The parallel diatonic clusters again underpin the simple tonic melody in the trumpet, before giving way to a change of key and mood. The light polytonality of the andante is rooted in the subdominant minor at first. melody above is characteirzed by successive rising fourths.



The andante yields to a happy lightly modal allegretto, scales for the solo line yet again as previous era have so easily used for material



The fast-to-slow alternation again brings an adagio, this with the use of diatonic clusters as the melody line extends the sucession of rising fourths for it subject.



A fughetta follows the adagio, again on the same musical materials, and a reprise of the opening section is made as final statement.




15 pages, circa 10' 45" - an MP3 demo is here: 


The score is available as a free PDF download, though any major commercial performance or recording of the work is prohibited without prior arrangement with the composer. Click on the graphic below for this score.


Sonata for Trumpet and Piano


Trumpet in B flat part