Donald Sanborn III (1995)

Instrumentation: solo B-flat Trumpet.

The title to this piece contains a pun, albeit a subtle one. Another way to write the title would be Trumpet CELLibration, as the composition employs the technique of cell manipulation. Cell manipulation is related to the set theory techniques employed in Saxophone Serenade. A cell is a row of pitches which can be presented four ways: Prime (in the original order), retrograde (backward), inversion (upside down), and retrograde inversion (backward and upside down). This piece is organic, as the central pitch set used for the second movement is derived from the retrograde of the central pitch set of the first movement.


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