Sonata for Horn, Trumpet and Trombone by Francis Poulenc - Complete AS Music Summary

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Piece:
Sonata
for
Trumpet,
Trombone
and
Horn
Composer:
Poulenc
Melody
Point
Bar
number
Simple
diatonic
tunes
E,g,
bars
1-4
(main
theme)
Tune
outlnies
brocken
chords
First
3
notes
of
trumpet
music
Balance
phrase
structure
Bars
1-8
Even
if
cadences
sometimes
occur
on
wrong
beats
Occasional
large
leaps
Bar
2
(octave
leap)
Large
2
octave
leaps
Bar
36
(trumpet)
Conjunct
movement
Bar
4
(trumpet)
Scalic
music
Bar
9
Chromatic
notes
Bar
39
(trumpet)
Repeated
notes
Bar
18
(trumpet)
Ornamental
phrases
e.g.
grace
notes
Bar
12
(grace
notes)
Harmony
Point
Bar
number
Bare
harmonies
due
to
3
instruments
Last
bar
is
all
in
octaves
and
have
no
chordal
notes
What
appears
to
be
simple
perfect
Bar
4
cadences
are
often
transformed
by
discord
Poulenc
avoids
tradition
Ic-V-I
by
Bar
4
introducing
the
dissonant
C
in
the
horn
Root
position
chords
7
chords
th
Harmony
outlined
by
broken
chords
Beginning
of
middle
section
bar
26
(1st
inversion
chord
of
E
flat)
Pedal
B
flat
in
trumpet,
sounding
Bars
86-87
underneath
trombone's
chromatic
descent
Tonality
Point
Bar
number
Tonal
Frequent
discords
reducing
strength
of
keys
Chromatic
notes
weaken
key
Chromatic
scalic
phrase
Bar
86
(trombone)

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Modulation
to
remote
keys
Begins
in
G
major
Middle
section
is
in
E
flat
Bar
26
Bar
40
is
in
B
flat
Bar
40
Rhythm
Point
Bar
number
Principal
melody
contains
mainly
quavers
and
semiquavers
...With
crotches
for
the
cadence
Tunes
often
begin
on
the
anacrusis
e.g.…read more

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­
suggestions
of
tonic
minor
(Gm)
Bars
26-57
­
Section
B:
26:
New
and
slower
theme
in
E
flat
30:
horn
takes
over
34:
trumpet
resumes
theme
39:
4
bar
linking
with
octave
leaps
40:
further
theme
related
to
opening
melody
of
movement
in
B
flat
Bars
58-end
­
Section
A
Return
of
main
theme
in
tonic
(G)
Music
from
end
of
Section
be
is
added
in
(bar
48)
73:
subsidiary
ideas
return
86:
short
chromatic
coda,
gradually
slowing
down
begins
Instrumentation
Point
Bar
number…read more

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