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Roger Steptoe (*1953)
Roger Steptoe (born 1953) is acknowledged to be one of the most respected British musicians of his generation. A composer of international renown his impressive catalogue of works includes chamber music, concertos, song cycles and instrumental sonatas all of which have been performed worldwide. As an admired pianist he has pioneered much neglected British music through recitals as a soloist, an...
Cast in four contrasting movements, the first is highly festive and rhythmic with much inter-play between trumpet and organ. The second, a sleek scherzo, features fanfare-like trumpet calls over a constantly-changing luxuriant bed of pulsating harmonies. The third is a 'vocalise' for trumpet. The final movement is based on a recurring 'ground bass' or 'passacaglia'. The mood is celebratory and the festivities of the first movement brings the Sonata to an energetic and jubilant end.
- Editions Bim
- I. Bells (4')
II. Pipes (4')
III. Song for A New World (4')
IV. Fanfares (4')