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Concerto for Trumpet and Strings (trumpet with string orchestra)

by John Nottle (2017)

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Work Overview

The Concerto for Trumpet and Strings is a 3 movement work. Each movement explores various aspects of trumpet technique. The slow movement could be played on Flugel Horn.

Work Details

Year: 2017

Instrumentation: Trumpet, string orchestra.

Duration: 16 min.

Difficulty: Advanced

Commission note: Commissioned by Professor Anna Freeman, Cologne University

The composer notes:
The 1st movement explores the hexachord, or 6-note scale. Beginning as a G harmonic minor scale in the strings brief introduction, the hexachord is then established at the soloists first entry. The 2nd movement features a muted solo trumpet over a lush string accompaniment, and introduces the octatonic scale midway through the movement. The last movement is in ternary form, with an extended coda. The movement begins in G major, but after a few bars establishes G melodic minor. The octatonic scale is once again briefly explored. And the extended coda utilises the whole tone scale. The work ends in E flat major.

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