Date of Award

1995

Document Type

Dissertation

Degree Name

Doctor of Musical Arts (DMA)

Department

Music

First Advisor

James West

Abstract

In keeping with traditions of composition for solo instruments, composers of the twentieth-century have written many pieces for unaccompanied trumpet. There is, however, no listing or guide to the nature and difficulty of this literature available to the trumpet teacher or performer. This bibliography is intended to fill that need. Each bibliographical entry is listed alphabetically by composer's last name. Introductory data describe the range, duration, and instrument specified for the composition, and the tessitura and level of difficulty. Biographical information about the composers is followed by an annotation providing the trumpet player or teacher with technical information about each particular work, such as formal outline, key, melodic resources, difficulties in tessitura, endurance, contemporary technique and mutes. The author is offering to performers and teachers of trumpet a guide which will enable them to discover pieces which suit their interests and abilities.

Pages

159

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