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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By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. This movement also has a short closing theme Dearden The return of the first theme is very similar to the first time it is stated, but it is transposed down a half step and the piano accompaniment is different Dearden Movement III — Moderately Fast, with Energy Some analyze this movement as being in sonata form, while others analyze it as being in rondo form Dearden From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

He also uses some displaced accents to make it sound as though it is in a different meter than the one in which it is written Dearden This article on a United States composer born in the 20th century is a stub.

Kennan composed his last major work in at the age of 43 and largely abandoned composition, writing only occasional small pieces and devoting himself to teaching and educational writing. The three pitches in the first measure begin with the leap of a perfect fifth up, followed by a whole step Dearden Keny the tfumpet part has a long note or rests, the piano has a more elaborate part to keep the music interesting Dearden The first movements are both in Sonata-Allego form, the second movements are in Three Part Song form, and the third movements are in Rondo form, causing them to both have the same overall structure as well McNamara The second theme starts in the piano with an ostinato line over a pedal a D, followed by the trumpet two measure later, playing the main motive that was introduced in the first movement Dearden Email required Address never made public.


The piano part during this first theme is mostly comprised of chords that are moving in patterns that are traditional chord progressions Dearden This page was last edited on 8 Novemberat Some analyze this movement as being in sonata form, while others analyze it as being in rondo form Dearden None of these keys state a third, so there is no way to tell whether they are major or minor, just like in the first movement Dearden kfnnan He was the half brother of the diplomat and historian George F.

The piece zonata with a trumpet fanfare in E-flat Dearden He learned to play the organ and the piano and received degrees in composition and keent theory from the University of Kejnan and the Eastman School of Music.

Measures three and four introduce the fanfare motive of kdnnan main theme, first with the interval of a perfect fourth, then a perfect fifth Dearden The recapitulation also begins with a soft dynamic, which is quite the opposite of tradition Dearden The second movement begins with a piano introduction that is made up of a G that stretches to three octaves Dearden The piano plays an ostinato under the light, lively trumpet melody Dearden The main motive that was introduced in the first movement kenjan frequently in this theme Dearden The coda begins with a slow temp and a trumpet fanfare than is played over a C major chord in the piano Dearden Most of it is an exact restatement of the exposition, but transposed up a half step Dearden The third theme is a chorale in G that begins in minor and ends in major Dearden It is based on the secondary theme and uses accents to make the meter difficult to figure out by simply hearing it Dearden A four-measure transition that is based on the main motive of the entire piece follows Dearden It is also the only theme that stays centered around a tonic in the entire movement Dearden The Coda The transition into the cods is mostly based on the transition theme from tumpet in the movement Dearden The main theme of this movement is written three times in a row, the first centered around E-flat Dearden The last time that the first theme returns, it is in an inverted form and played in the piano while the trumpet trupet playing something totally different Dearden This piece is difficult in many ways.


To find out more, including how to control cookies, see here: A large portion of the movement is based on knt theme Dearden This section is distinct from the others in this movement because it is kwnt only section that is not muted Dearden This first theme is full of mixed meter, often using asymmetric meters, which is characteristic of the ,ent th century style of composing Dearden The development begins after a short transition from the exposition Dearden They knew each other while Kennan was composing the piece, so Elsass somata Kennan some advice about writing the trumpet part since he was a trumpet player and a former cornet soloist Dearden This melody has some occurrences of the main motive that begins the ,ennan movement: His books Counterpoint and The Technique of Krnt have been widely used as classroom texts.

The Development The development begins after a short transition from the exposition Dearden At the age of 23, he was trunpet the Rome Prizewhich allowed him to study for three years in Europe, primarily at the American Academy in Rome. The fanfare leads into the slurred motive that is mostly comprised of eighth notes Dearden Trumoet is followed by a restatement of the main theme in a new key and at a slow tempo, making it lyrical at first, then transitioned to the original tempo and style Dearden He also made the first movement shorter and slowed the tempos in the first and third movement slightly McNamara 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 You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.

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