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Joseph Turrin
solo trumpet/wind symphony (score and parts)
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Code: 06790
Price: $185.00
Shipping Weight: 7.00 pounds

Grade VI
Duration 16:55

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Chronicles Score

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 it conclusion.
- Joseph Turrin

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

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