Concerto for trumpet and piano

Allan Gilliland
Composition Date: 1993
Genre: Brass, + Keyboard, Trumpet

Instrumentation:

Instrumentation Set Number 1:
  • 1 x Trumpet
  • 1 x Piano
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Premiere Information:
8/1/1994, Jubilee, Edmonton; Jens Lindemann and the Edmonton Symphony Orchestra, conductor: David Hoyt

CATALOGUE INFO:

  • Call Number:
  • MI 6211 G481co
  • Genre:
  • Brass, + Keyboard, Trumpet
  • Date of Acquisition:
  • August 17, 2006
  • Type:
  • Print-music, Published by CMC
  • Physical Description:
  • 1 score ([31] p.) ;
    31 Pages
    Height: 28 cm
    Width: 22 cm
    Parts page count: 8
    1 part (8 p.) ; 28 cm.
    Height: 28 cm
  • Additional Information:
  • Jens Lindemann and I have known each other since high school and this Concerto is a
    direct extension of that close friendship. This piece began as a Suite for Trumpet and
    Piano which Jens first performed during a faculty recital at the Alberta Summer Music
    Workshop in Camrose. After that performance we decided that the work should be
    expanded into a Sonata. Jens then began performing that version on various recitals and
    radio broadcasts. In 1993 he entered the Edmonton Symphony Orchestra's Concerto
    Competition performing what was now being called a "Concerto" for trumpet (the
    thought being, if he won the competition I would expand again). Jens won that
    competition and went on to premier the now Concerto for Trumpet and Orchestra with
    the ESO in 1994.

    The piece is in three movements. The first movement contains two themes: the first is
    classic trumpet - bold, strong, and declamatory and the second focuses on the more
    melodic side of the instrument, with a tango-like section in the middle for contrast. The
    second movement is mysterious and ethereal. The soloist is asked to use a harmon mute
    (without the stem) a sound made famous by Miles Davis. This movement allows the
    soloist the opportunity to show of the melodic side of the trumpet. The final movement is
    driving and rhythmic. A conversation is implied between soloist and piano - almost a
    question and answer dialogue. The end of the piece demonstrates the power and range of
    the instrument finishing on a high concert Db.
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