Sonata for Horn and Piano by Eric Ewazen

SONATA FOR HORN AND PIANO by Eric Ewazen

INSTRUMENTATION: Horn and Piano
PUBLISHER: 1992, 1998 Southern Music Company, Texas
COST: ~$25.00
CAN BE FOUND ON IMSLP: No
YOUTUBE:
SPOTIFY: David Wakefield, American Brass Quintet Chamber Music of Eric Ewazen
iTUNES: Ibid
GRADE/DIFFICULTY (1 easy, 6 very difficult): 5.5

Eric Ewazen (b. 1954) studied composition with Samuel Adler, Milton Babbitt, Warren Benson, Gunther Schuller, and Joseph Schwantner at the Eastman School of Music, Tanglewood, and The Juilliard School. He has been a member of the faculty at Juilliard since 1980. Eric is a recipient of numerous composition awards and prizes and writes especially well when it comes to creating wonderful brass sounds. Creating fantastic brass sounds does not mean that his parts are easy. On the contrary, his musical prowess lies in storytelling with thick chromatic gestures and wild leaps that are continually propelling forward lending an air of difficulty to his brass compositions.

This piece was commissioned by Scott Brubaker of the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra which was premiered March 8, 1992 in Weill Recital Hall in New York City with the composer at the piano.

Movement 1: Andante – Allegro molto
LENGTH: 194 measures, approx. 5m40s
EXTENDED TECHNIQUES: none
RANGE (horn pitch):
MUSC 5036 - 2021C.Horn Annotated Bibs - Johnston12

Movement 2: Adagio

LENGTH: 104 measures, approx. 5m00s
EXTENDED TECHNIQUES: Straight Mute
RANGE (horn pitch):
MUSC 5036 - 2021C.Horn Annotated Bibs - Johnston12

Movement 3: Allegretto

LENGTH: 189 measures, approx. 4m00s
EXTENDED TECHNIQUES: Straight Mute
RANGE (horn pitch):
MUSC 5036 - 2021C.Horn Annotated Bibs - Johnston12

Movement 4: Lento – Allegro molto – Presto

LENGTH: 203 measures, approx. 4m50s
EXTENDED TECHNIQUES: none
RANGE (horn pitch):
MUSC 5036 - 2021C.Horn Annotated Bibs - Johnston13
 

 

 

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