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Sonata

Sonata


  • Instrumentation: 4 horns
  • Edition: set of parts
  • Order No.: ED 10716 Q3335
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Like Robert Schumann who often favoured the horn, Sir Michael Tippett who died on 8 January 1998 makes full use of the instrument‘s tonal possibilities in this work. He translated the Romantic genre of horn quartet into a modern tonal language: “All movements contain characteristic calls and triad arpeggios. Sometimes the call itself is the theme, as in the fugue. Sometimes the calls are the accompaniment to a solo, such as in the nocturne.” (Tippett)

The forms of the four movements, however, are traditional. The structure of the first movement is reminiscent of the form of a strophic song. The second movement is an allegro, the slow third a nocturne in the traditional ABA form. And finally the last movement is a capricious fugue.
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Performance duration: 20'0"
Publisher: Schott Music Ltd., London
Year of composition: 1955
page number: 32
Like Robert Schumann who often favoured the horn, Sir Michael Tippett who died on 8 January 1998 makes full use of the instrument‘s tonal possibilities in this work. He translated the Romantic genre of horn quartet into a modern tonal language: “All movements contain characteristic calls and triad arpeggios. Sometimes the call itself is the theme, as in the fugue. Sometimes the calls are the accompaniment to a solo, such as in the nocturne.” (Tippett)

The forms of the four movements, however, are traditional. The structure of the first movement is reminiscent of the form of a strophic song. The second movement is an allegro, the slow third a nocturne in the traditional ABA form. And finally the last movement is a capricious fugue.
Performance duration: 20'0"
Publisher: Schott Music Ltd., London
Year of composition: 1955
page number: 32
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