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Sonata for Trumpet and Wind Ensemble

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Kent Kennan

Kent Kennan (arr. Donald Hunsberger)

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General Info

Year: 1956 / 1986 / 1998
Duration: c. 16:00
Difficulty: V (solo); IV (ensemble) (see Ratings for explanation)
Original Medium: Trumpet and piano
Publisher: Alfred Publishing Co.
Cost: Score and Parts - $200.00   |   Score Only - $50.00


1. With strength and vigor - 6:18
2. Moderately fast, with energy - 4:40
3. Rather slowly and with freedom - 4:15


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Program Notes

In 1986, Kent Kennan revised this well-known trumpet and piano recital piece (originally published in 1956) with a new ending for the first movement. More recently, he made this scoring for solo trumpet and wind ensemble and provided both the original and new endings in this new edition. A tremendous contribution to the solo trumpet repertoire.

- Program note by publisher

Sonata for Trumpet is Kennan's most widely performed work. It was commissioned by the National Association of Schools of Music (NASM) and dedicated to trumpeter K. Frank Elsass. Donald Hunsburger, conductor of the Eastman Wind Ensemble, arranged the piano accompaniment for wind ensemble in 1998.

- Program note by California State University, Fresno, Symphonic Band

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  • Middle Tennessee State University (Murfreesboro) Wind Ensemble (Reed Thomas, conductor; Michael Arndt, trumpet) – 14 February 2020
  • Contra Costa Wind Symphony (Walnut Creek, Calif.) (Brad Hogarth, conductor; James Thompson, trumpet) – 4 March 2018
  • California State University, Fresno, Concert Band (David Fullmer, conductor; Max Hembd, trumpet) - 5 May 2013

Works for Winds by this Composer


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