Davorin Kempf
Davorin Kempf

Gloria for Four Trumpets and Two Trombones

Publisher: Croatian Music Information Centre
Publish year: 2021

Edition type: score, parts

Price: 39,82 

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printed edition
Catalogue type:
chamber music
Catalogue subtype:
non-standard ensemble
4 tr. 2 trb.
Number of pages:
Book height:
32 cm
Publication language:
croatian, english
About the music edition:
I wrote the composition Gloria for four trumpets and two trombones in 2014; it was commissioned from me, as its resident composer (2012-2014), by the Zagreb Philharmonic Orchestra. It is inspired by the wording of the Ordinary of the Mass: “Gloria in excelsis Deo, et in terra pax hominibus bonae voluntatis.” Appearing through the composition are variants of a thematic thought that has origins in chorale and is of a vocal character, melodically and rhythmically conceived in such a way as to arouse associations of the sung text “Gloria in excelsis Deo”. A tenor trombone solo is featured (Andante sostenuto) and then it is incorporated, as a kind of cantus firmus, in the polyphonic texture of a fugue (Con moto) in the bass-trombone part. In the section Maestoso – Festivo it figures in the upper register (1st trumpet in C) harmonised in the manner of Bach’s Protestant chorales, and just before the end of the composition is used in a diminished polyphonically treated version – in stretto form. (Davorin Kempf)

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