An analysis of the Sonata for Trumpet and Piano by Peter Maxwell Davies, identifying the use of historical forms, and the implications for performance.

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The Sonata for Trumpet and Piano by Peter Maxwell Davies is one of his earliest works, and a notoriously difficult work to perform. While using serialism and other twentieth-century compositional techniques, this work also uses older historical forms, including sonata-allegro and sonata-rondo forms. An analysis of the work is presented, identifying the older historical forms, and considerations for performers when making decisions on how to perform the work are provided.

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Adduci, Kathryn James August 2006.

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Adduci, Kathryn James. An analysis of the Sonata for Trumpet and Piano by Peter Maxwell Davies, identifying the use of historical forms, and the implications for performance., dissertation, August 2006; Denton, Texas. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc5603/: accessed September 21, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; .