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Stevens  Thomas 8  Studies 8  Trumpets  Tp197

Thomas Stevens

8 Studies for 8 Trumpets

for 8 trumpets

TP197 Score and parts - CHF48.00 (Print)

  • Level: advanced
  • Duration: 8'
  • Genre: contemporary
  • Composed: 1976-1998
Thomas Stevens

Thomas Stevens (1938-2018)

Thomas Stevens (born 1938, Atascadero, California) was appointed to the Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra in 1965 by then music director, Zubin Mehta, who named him principal trumpet in 1972, a po... Read more

About 8 Studies for 8 Trumpets

Training pieces in an ensemble format

The Eight Studies for Eight Trumpets were written to provide trumpet players with practical study material relating to the performance practices of the music from the Second Viennese School (ca. 1925).

The importance of the School, from the performer’s perspective, is less about the specific music of its “founders” (Schoenberg, Webern, Berg) as it is about the fact that many of their compositional concepts and techniques have been adopted, as least in part, by serious composers throughout the balance of the twentieth century.  Moreover, due to the specific nature of the musical material, (i.e.:  pointillism) most performance problems are “ensemble”  in nature. Therefore, the basic precept of these studies is to present training pieces in an ensemble format.

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