Edwin Franko Goldman's Scherzo: a transcribed performance edition for solo trumpet and brass quintet

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Virginia Alice Keast (Creator)
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
Web Site: http://library.uncg.edu/
Edward Bach

Abstract: Edwin Franko Goldman was one of the most prolific cornet soloists and bandmasters of the Twentieth Century. He is primarily remembered for his contributions to band literature and the structure of the concert band as recognized today, along with the founding of the American Bandmasters Association; however, Goldman was also highly active as a composer of band music, method books, and cornet solos. During his lifetime Goldman composed thirty-five cornet solos with band accompaniment, one of which was Scherzo. Although his solos have fallen out of popularity, Goldman's method book Practical Studies for the Cornet is still used by advanced college trumpet majors and graduate students under the name of Practical Studies for the Trumpet. These studies address concepts of performance that include articulation, dotted rhythmic patterns, execution of distant intervals, syncopated rhythmic figures, and approaches to playing cadenzas. In fact, a successful performance of the Scherzo demonstrated the accomplishment and the musical interpretation of the techniques espoused in his method book. The primary purpose of this study was to transcribe a brass quintet with solo trumpet edition of the cornet solo Scherzo by Edwin Franko Goldman. A secondary purpose of this study was to present information about Goldman in order to provide historical context for which the solo was composed. A biographical sketch and discussion of the work are included in this document. Additional consideration was devoted to a discussion of how the concepts in Goldman's Practical Studies for the Trumpet can be applied in the interpretation and execution of the Scherzo. The transcribed edition of the solo was created by consulting two earlier editions of Scherzo. The original cornet solo remained intact, with accompaniment figures designated to the brass quintet members. The accompaniment follows the typical brass quintet structure of two trumpets, horn, trombone, and tuba; therefore, this transcription requires a guest soloist. The outcome of this project is to reintroduce Scherzo to trumpet literature in the Twenty-First Century.

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Language: English
Date: 2010
Goldman, Scherzo
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Goldman, Edwin Franko, $d1878-1956. $xCriticism and interpretation.
Trumpet with brass ensemble, Arranged.

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