Sonata for Trumpet and Piano : trumpet with piano
by Stuart Greenbaum (2015)
This Sonata for Trumpet and Piano is written for my colleague Joel Brennan. It is the 8th in a series of sonatas undertaken in the new millenium. Written for trumpet in C the work is cast in two programmatic movements - 'journey to Mars: 6 - 8 months' and 'return journey'. These are separated by a brief interlude for solo piano - 'the surface'. The Mars One program is notably a one-way mission, whereas NASA's planned Orion spacecraft would bring the crew back to Earth. As with all journeys, venturing out somewhere new has a different emotional psychology to the return journey and I have sought to reflect that in this work.
Instrumentation: C trumpet, piano.
Duration: 20 min.
Contents note: I. journey to Mars: 6 to 8 months -- interlude: the surface -- II. return journey.
Written for: Joel Brennan
Revised September 2017
- In the form/style of: Sonatas
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