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Voskanian  Arzas  Quartet For  Trumpets  Tp218

Arzas Voskanian
Quartet for Trumpets

for 4 trumpets

  • Level: intermediate
  • Duration: 8'
  • Genre: contemporary
  • Series: Armenian Composers Series
  • Composed: 1983

Reference: TP218
Score and parts


  • Published: 2002
  • Publisher: Editions Bim


Arzas Voskanian

Arzas Voskanian (*1947)

Arzas Voskanyan was born in 1947 in a small resort city in the Armenian republic of Dilijan. He attended violoncello classes and played horn and trombone in the school jazz band. He continued his ... Read more

About Quartet for Trumpets

This work draws its inspiration from one of the most significant events in Armenian history: the Battle of Avarairi, 451 A.D. The Battle of Avarairi, a conflict waged to defend the presence of Christianity in Armenia, is poignant testimony to the long struggle that the Armenian people carried out under the leadership of Vardan Mamikonyan.

The composer has sought to create a sonic portrait of Vardan Mamikonyan and his four close disciples. In musical imagery Voskanyan evokes the vast gamut of emotions that must have surrounded that fateful moment.