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Horn Trio

Horn Trio


  • Instrumentation: horn in F, violin and piano
  • Edition: score and parts
  • Order No.: ED 13251 Q19147
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The idea to write a horn trio came to the composer (also an acclaimed pianist) after giving a concert with a horn player from the Nash Ensemble, which included the Ligeti and the Brahms horn trios. When the Nash commissioned Watkins to write a new piece, he knew he would write something for horn. The result is an inventive 12-minute work for horn, violin, and piano that alternates driving rhythmic passages with slower, contemplative music. The trio is both lyrical and impelling, typifying Watkins' clear sound. Cast in a single movement, the music maintains a subtle tension throughout, finally building to a climactic finish. A fantastic piece for ambitious players. 

Details
Auftragswerk : Commissioned by the Nash Ensemble, with funds provided by Arts Council England and the Britten-Pears Foundation
Difficulty: difficult
Performance duration: 13'0"
Publisher: Schott Music Ltd., London (015)
Year of composition: 2008
page number: 62

The idea to write a horn trio came to the composer (also an acclaimed pianist) after giving a concert with a horn player from the Nash Ensemble, which included the Ligeti and the Brahms horn trios. When the Nash commissioned Watkins to write a new piece, he knew he would write something for horn. The result is an inventive 12-minute work for horn, violin, and piano that alternates driving rhythmic passages with slower, contemplative music. The trio is both lyrical and impelling, typifying Watkins' clear sound. Cast in a single movement, the music maintains a subtle tension throughout, finally building to a climactic finish. A fantastic piece for ambitious players. 

Auftragswerk : Commissioned by the Nash Ensemble, with funds provided by Arts Council England and the Britten-Pears Foundation
Difficulty: difficult
Performance duration: 13'0"
Publisher: Schott Music Ltd., London (015)
Year of composition: 2008
page number: 62