Sonata for Trumpet and Piano was premiere at the NASM convention by J. Frank Elsass, a colleague of Kennan’s from the University of Texas. show how the trumpet sonatas by George Antheil, Kent Kennan, Halsey Stevens, and. Burnet Tuthill are both distinctly American and unmistakably from the. Kent Wheeler Kennan was an American composer, author, educator, and professor. Giuseppe Galante – Kent Kennan: Sonata for Trumpet and Piano: I. With.

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Retrieved 8 Sknata The coda only uses fragments of the first theme with a modified rhythm Dearden The second theme starts in the piano with an ostinato line over a pedal a D, followed by the trumpet two measure later, kebt the main motive that was introduced in the first movement Dearden The American Trumpet Sonata in the s: The main theme of this movement is written three times in a row, the first centered around E-flat Dearden This site uses cookies. This first theme is full of mixed meter, often using asymmetric meters, which is characteristic of the 20 th century style of composing Dearden University of North Texas, He also uses some displaced accents to make it sound as though it is in a different meter kkennan the one in which it is written Dearden The recapitulation also begins with a soft dynamic, which is quite the opposite of tradition Dearden Leave a Reply Cancel reply Enter your comment here All of theme motives and variants of these motives are repeated throughout the course of this movement Dearden In the coda, the trumpet is playing with a harmon mute and playing G, sonatw dominant of C, until the last measure, when the line finally resolves to the tonic Dearden The material in the coda moves from A-flat, to F, then to D-flat, and ending in B-flat for the cadence that ends the piece Dearden They knew each other while Kennan was composing the piece, so Elsass gave Kennan some advice about writing the trumpet part tdumpet he was a trumpet player and a former cornet soloist Dearden He learned to play the organ and the piano and received degrees in composition and music theory from the University of Michigan and the Eastman School of Music.


His eonata Counterpoint and The Technique of Orchestration have been trumppet used as classroom texts.

The Recapitulation All of the themes from the exposition are written in the recapitulation Dearden This article on a United States composer born in the 20th century is a stub. The first theme is very rhythmic and separated Dearden This piece is difficult in many ways. You can help Wikipedia by expanding it.

This motive will be repeated in many different ways throughout the course of the entire piece Dearden The piece ends with a trumpet fanfare in E-flat Dearden Even though the melody sounds like D minor, there is no F of any kind to confirm whether it is major or minor.

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Kennan meant for the trumpet and the piano to be fairly equal in this piece, so trumpet players need to be aware of this and play accordingly McNamara The second movement ends with a coda in C major, which has not been played in until this point in the piece Dearden The piano plays an ostinato under the light, lively trumpet melody Dearden The Coda The transition mennan the cods is mostly based on the transition theme from earlier in the movement Dearden In the following measure, the three pitches begin with a leap down by a perfect fifth, then a whole step Dearden Email required Address never made public.

His compositions include works for orchestrachamber ensemble and solo instrument as well as songs and choral music.


When the second theme is restated, it is down a half step as well and shortened a little bit Dearden The Development The development begins after a short transition lent the exposition Dearden The third theme is a chorale in G that begins in minor and ends in major Dearden The development is the shortest section in the movement Dearden By continuing to use this website, you agree to their use. Keent a short transition leads into a restatement of the third theme, but this time the soprano line of the chorale is played by the trumpet and the bottom three voices are not being played Dearden This section is distinct from the others in this movement because it is the only section that is not muted Dearden By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

You are commenting using your Facebook account. The second theme has the same character as the first theme, but it is melodically based on the intervals of triads instead of the main motive that is introduced in the first movement Dearden University of Maryland, His Sonata for Trumpet and Piano is part of the standard repertoire for many collegiate trumpet studios.

This theme is only in the piano part Dearden This page was last edited on 8 Novemberat He also made the first movement shorter and slowed the tempos in the first and third movement slightly McNamara It is based on the secondary theme and uses accents to make the meter difficult to figure out by simply hearing it Dearden It is also significantly shorter Dearden