The Seventh Trumpet

Donald Erb

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Instrumentation: 3 3 3 3 - 4 3 3 1; Timp. Perc. Pno./Cel. Hp. Str.
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Quick Overview

The composition is in one movement divided into three large sections. The first section opens with a quite free cadenza for flute, clarinet, bass clarinet and string bass. The materials presented in this cadenza is present in various guises throughout the piece. The first section has static quality. The strings enter stand by stand and proceed to hold the note they land on for the rest of the section. Other musical figures are superimposed on this relatively inactive mass.

The second section is very rhythmic and consists of most of the players in the orchestra performing on their instruments in unusual ways. The last section begins slowly and gradually speeds up. It is basically cumulative in nature.

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Scores & Parts

7th Trumpet -

Additional Information

Composition Date 1969
Duration 00:16:00
Orchestration 3 3 3 3 - 4 3 3 1; Timp. Perc. Pno./Cel. Hp. Str.
Premiere Dallas Symphony, Donald Johanos, conductor

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