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Chronicles

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Genre: Solo Trumpet with Band
# of Players: Standard + 1
Level: 6 | Duration: 17:00
Publisher: C. Alan Publications

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  • Notes & Instrumentation

    Chronicles in many ways could be considered a concerto, if not in a strict sense of form, at least in expansiveness. The Prologue begins with a trumpet fanfare then becomes a mixture of pointillism versus lyricism. Lamentation consists of a haunting chorale as well as a lyrical trumpet melody. Epilogue is a rondo in 3/4 time with several sections leading to a last high staccato fanfare as the piece whirls to its conclusion.

    Genre: Solo Trumpet with Band | # of Players: Standard + 1
    Level: 6 | Duration: 17:00

    Instrumentation
    Piccolo
    Flute 1/2
    Oboe 1/2
    Bassoon 1/2
    Bb Clarinet 1, 2, 3
    Eb Clarinet
    Bass Clarinet
    Bb Contrabass Clarinet
    Alto Saxophone 1/2
    Tenor Saxophone
    Baritone Saxophone

    Solo Bb Trumpet

    Bb Cornet 1, 2, 3
    Bb Trumpet 1, 2
    F Horn 1, 2, 3, 4
    Trombone 1/2
    Bass Trombone
    Baritone 1/2
    Tuba

    String Bass

    Timpani
    Percussion 1 (xylophone, bells)
    Percussion 2 (snare drum)
    Percussion 3 (bass drum, suspended cymbal, crash cymbals)

    Program Notes
    I composed Chronicles during the summer of 1998. It is the second large trumpet work I have written for Philip Smith, the first being the Concerto for Trumpet commissioned by the New York Philharmonic in 1988. This work in many ways could also be considered a concerto, if not in a strict sense of form, at least in its expansiveness. The first movement (Prologue) has several thematic ideas that interweave throughout. There is a mixture of pointillism versus lyricism here along with a driving pulse create by running scale passages shared between soloist and ensemble. I also use a fanfare-like motif (as in the opening solo trumpet cadenza) which serves as a unifying force that reappears throughout. There is a quick coda, ending with a seven-bar chorale in which the solo trumpet recaps material from the opening cadenza.

    The second movement (Lamentation) begins with a chorale and consists of several contrasting sections: Section A, the opening chorale with the soloist entering in the latter half of the section. Following is Section B (a restless agitato). This section builds to a short climax which leads us to Section C (a plaintive melody in the clarinets followed by a building of tension in the brass). Section D follows (a lyrical trumpet melody with a steady ostinato accompaniment). There is a short trumpet cadenza followed by the return of the opening chorale. The movement slowly fades into silence.

    The last movement (Epilogue) is a rondo in 3/4 time. There are several sections, all of which lead to a trumpet cadenza. Following the cadenza is a fast coda bringing back material from the first movement. The solo trumpet states one last high staccato fanfare as the piece whirls to its conclusion.

    - Joseph Turrin

  • Video

    • Chronicles, Mvts. I & III (solo trumpet & wind ensemble) by Joseph Turrin

      Performed by The United States Air Force Band, with trumpet soloist Tom Hooten Published by C. Alan Publications (www.c-alanpublications.com) This work in many ways could be considered a concerto, if not in a strict sense of form, at least in expansiveness. The Prologue begins with a trumpet fanfare then becomes a mixture of pointillism versus lyricism. Lamentation consists of a haunting chorale as well as a lyrical trumpet melody. Epilogue is a rondo in 3/4 time with several sections leading to a last high staccato fanfare as the piece whirls to its conclusion. Instrumentation: Piccolo Flute 1/2 Oboe 1/2 Bassoon 1/2 Bb Clarinet 1, 2, 3 Eb Clarinet Bass Clarinet Bb Contrabass Clarinet Alto Saxophone 1/2 Tenor Saxophone Baritone Saxophone Solo Bb Trumpet Bb Cornet 1, 2, 3 Bb Trumpet 1, 2 F Horn 1, 2, 3, 4 Trombone 1/2 Bass Trombone Baritone 1/2 Tuba String Bass Timpani Percussion 1 (xylophone, bells) Percussion 2 (snare drum) Percussion 3 (bass drum, suspended cymbal, crash cymbals)
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