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Sonata for Horn, Trumpet and Trombone
Poulenc

Context
Lived in Paris most of his life
Paris interesting place to be in the early 20th century­ Stravinsky after he
moved out of Russia
Musically he is quite interesting ­ all innovations emerging ­ slightly
dissonant, quite rhythmic
Interested in the popular…

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Tonality
Fundamentally tonal, there is a sense of a home key
Starts in G major
Frequent discords and chromatic notes which weaken the sense of key.
This was common in neoclassical music
Modulates to very remote keys
Middle section is in Eb major
B.14 modulates to Bb
Returns to the…

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