2015 Student Research Conference:
28th Annual Student Research Conference

Motivic Development in the Second Movement of John Stevens's "Sonata for Trombone (Euphonium) and Piano"
Justin D. Bartz♦
Dr. Warren Gooch, Faculty Mentor

The "Sonata for Trombone (Euphonium) and Piano" by John Stevens can be analyzed thoroughly in terms of its motivic content. The second movement in particular consists almost entirely of material derived from five primary motives. The movement is in ternary A-B-A form. The thinly textured A sections contain material based on each of the five primary motives, while the more thickly textured B section uses only two motives. The presentation will focus on a discussion of the motivic development as it occurs throughout the movement.

Keywords: Music, Trombone, Motivic Development, Stevens, Sonata


Presentation Type: Performance Art

Session: 2-2
Time: 2:45

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