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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