Sonatina for Trumpet and Organ
for Rainer Auerbach
opening motive -- C-D-G -- is expressed in different ways by organ and then
trumpet. In a differing rhythm as at measures 9-10 and beyond, the trumpet
completes the gesture as has the organ earlier, while the organ makes a
variant for its counterpoint. The allegretto is marked by a set of
terraced dynamics, as development of intervals in theme play out gently at
first and then with increasing rhythmic and dynamic gestures.
allegretto gives way to a gentle adagio, the written
ornamentation for the organ becoming the lyric gesture for the trumpet. The
move from the tonic major to relative minor completes the change of musical
adagio is followed by a vivo, the relative minor now consistently
colored by the raised sixths and sevenths in a canonic dialogue between the
players. With rhythmic offsets and some registration changes as marked for
the organ, this movement breaks from both the opening allegretto and
vivo ends and two reminiscences from the adagio and opening
allegretto yield to a cut time contrapuntal movement, incorporating a
new theme with earlier gestures and themes in this prestissimo.
The whole is summed up in a final declaration of the opening gestures for
organ and trumpet in an ending marked maestoso.
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Sonatina for Trumpet and Organ - 8½ x 11
score and parts
Sonatina for Trumpet and Organ - A4
score and parts