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Dan Forrest's Sonata for Trombone and Piano (2005): A Performance Guide
by Phillips, Nathan Gregory, D.M.A., The University of North Carolina at Greensboro, 2019, 83; 13810773
Abstract (Summary)

I. Solo Recital: Saturday, March 25, 2017, 5:30 p.m., Organ Hall. Concerto for Horn and Alto Trombone (Michael Haydn); Tanzlied des Pierrot (Erich Wolfgang Korngold); Sonata for Trombone and Piano (Vagn Holmboe); Concerto No. 3, Cancoes do Sol (Eric Ewazen).

II. Solo Recital: Saturday, December 2, 2017, 5:30 p.m., Organ Hall. Sonata No. 1 (Richard Monaco); Romance (Camille Saint-Saens); Sonata for Trombone (Johann Friedrich Fasch); Sonata for Trombone and Piano. (Kazimierz Serocki); Variations on a March by Shostakovich (Arthur Frackenpohl.

III. Solo Recital: Saturday, September 22, 2018, 3:30 p.m., Organ Hall. Piece Concertante (Samuel Rousseau); Four Serious Songs (Johannes Brahms); Sonata for Trombone and Piano (Donald White); Rondelet (John Prescott).

IV. D.M.A. Research Project. DAN FORREST'S SONATA FOR TROMBONE AND PIANO (2005): A PERFORMANCE GUIDE, (2019). The purpose of this study was to provide a performance guide and brief biographical sketch for Dan Forrest's Sonata for Trombone and Piano. Daniel Ernest Forrest, Jr. (b. 1978), a 21st century composer, is known primarily for his choral compositions. In 2005, Forrest composed the Sonata for Trombone and Piano as part of a doctoral degree recital requirement at the University of Kansas. Forrest performed the piano score of the sonata on the recital with Paul Overly, Professor of Trombone at Bob Jones University. The study focuses on the creation of a performance guide in Chapter IV. Included in the document are specific suggestions for the trombonist and the pianist for each of the three movements of the sonata. The performance guide is a result of personal aural and score study, collaborative rehearsals with pianists and trombone players familiar with the work, and an interview with the composer. The Sonata for Trombone and Piano, although relatively obscure in the body of Forrest's compositions and trombone literature, encapsulates his understanding of sonorities, textures, and the compositional process while still a young composer. This early work for trombone was composed with the same care and skill that Forrest created in his other choral compositions. The potential for Forrest's Sonata for Trombone and Piano to become standard in the trombone solo repertoire is substantial. Many of the inventions of Forrest's later success in his choral works are heard in this trombone sonata. Subsequently, the Sonata for Trombone and Piano is regarded as a work deserving equal merit and recognition that his other choral compositions are afforded.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Kohlenberg, Randy
Commitee: Young, Welborn, Rice, Daniel
School: The University of North Carolina at Greensboro
Department: College of Visual and Performing Arts: School of Music
School Location: United States -- North Carolina
Source: DAI-A 81/1(E), Dissertation Abstracts International
Subjects: Music
Keywords: Forrest, Dan, Phillips, Sonata for trombone, Trombone
Publication Number: 13810773
ISBN: 9781085567404
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