A Comprehensive Performance Project In Trumpet Repertoire; A Discussion Of The Twentieth-Century Concerto For Trumpet and Orchestra; An Investigative Study of Concertos By Alexander Arutunian, Henri Tomasi, Charles Chaynes, and Andre Jolivet; And a Bibliography of Concertos For Trumpet and Orchestra Written and Published From 1904 To 1983

Date of Award


Degree Type


Degree Name

Doctor of Musical Arts (DMA)



First Advisor

A. Norbert Carnovale

Advisor Department



A comprehensive performance project of over fifty performances including a lecture recital was completed. The lecture recital text, dealing with compositions of Eugene Bozza for trumpet and piano, is included. A chapter of perspectives on the twentieth-century concerto for trumpet and orchestra includes opinions of several trumpet professors regarding the state of the genre ca. 1983-84. Both positive and negative aspects are examined, with particular attention given to obstacles the genre has faced. The principal body of the text of this dissertation is devoted to an investigative study of Alexander Arutunian's Concerto for Trumpet and Orchestra (1950), Henri Tomasi's Concerto pour trompette et orchestre (1948), Charles Chaynes' Concerto pour trompette et orchestre (1956), and Andre Jolivet's Deuxieme concerto pour trompette et orchestre (1955). A large quantity of musical examples add to the textual discussion, which concentrates on trumpet tech- niques and performance problems soloists may encounter in the preparation and performance of these four concertos. The selection of the four works under investigation in this study was based on the results of a survey of ninety-two members of the International Trumpet Guild. The survey participants were asked to vote for twentieth-century concertos for trumpet and orchestra which they considered to be "the most significant in the trumpet repertoire." Tabulated results of the survey and a list of the ninety-two participants are appended to the study. The dissertation concludes with a list of 153 concertos for trumpet and orchestra and a brief selected discography, both of which are appended to the dissertation.