for Trombone and Piano
for: Trombone, piano
Piano score, solo part
|Publisher/Producer||Boosey & Hawkes|
|Producer No.||BH 13374|
This transcription of Stravinskys neoclassical masterpiece is the brainchild of Jonathan Freeman-Attwood, trumpeter, recording producer, writer, University of London Professor and Principal of Londons Royal Academy of Music. Both it and its sister edition for trumpet & piano represent a major addition to the repertory for the respective instruments. The composers own violin & cello transcriptions, Suite Italienne, were the precursor for the brass editions, containing a selection of movements, whereas these new publications present the entire suite.
In his erudite preface, Freeman-Attwood outlines the importance of the trumpet writing in Stravinskys original Pulcinella and its relationship with his other works and with the gleaming elegance of the solo obbligato trumpet parts which pepper the cantatas and oratorios of Italy and Germany in the early 1700s [ ] The trumpet can be heard here echoing the past with its ubiquitous baroque identity, while a fresh duo text implores the player and listener to reflect the work further in a hall of mirrors, an hommage.