Sir Peter Maxwell Davies

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Sonata for Trumpet

For trumpet and piano

opus number: 1
completion date: 1955
duration: 7 minutes
movement titles: 1. Allegro moderato
2. Lento
3. Allegro vivo
scoring: Trumpet and piano
world premiere: 1955, Worthington Hall, Manchester University, Manchester
Elgar Howarth trumpet, John Ogdon piano
publisher: Schott Music
category: Instrumental work
difficulty level: 4
programme note: Short Note by Paul Griffiths

This was Davies's op. 1, and a very lusty, characterful new arrival on the musical scene. Written for trumpet in D, it has three short movements, of which the first is an Allegro ripping away from a fanfare motif that also opens the opera Taverner. Then comes a slow movement rising to a climax of great force, and finally another quick movement full of exciting gestures.
recording: George Vosburgh trumpet, Alaine Fink piano

Trumpet Masterworks, Four Winds
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