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Inspired by the American music of the mid-20th century
The sonata was inspired in part by the American music, both classical and jazz, of the mid-20th century, and is an homage to the composers of that era. The two outer movements are written for Trumpet in C, and follow the general formal structure of a sonata. The first movement is in sonata-allegro form, contrasting a lyrical first theme with an agitated and chaotic second theme group. The middle movement is written for the flügelhorn, and is in the form of a very simple “lullabye” melody which evolves into a kind of “dream episode” in a lively jazz-fusion style before gradually returning to the tranquil mood of the opening. The third movement is a spirited, light-hearted rondo which conjures up images of the American West.
- trumpet (flugelhorn) and piano
- Editions Bim