Date of Award

Spring 2020

Document Type

Open Access Dissertation


School of Music

First Advisor

James Ackley


This document explores, in detail, three works for trumpet, cello, and piano. These works were performed on a chamber recital before the writing of this document. The three selected works are Statements, Commanding by Robert J. Bradshaw, Elegy by Alex Shapiro, and Trio for Trumpet, Violincello, and Piano by Eric Ewazen. This document focuses on the musical performance of these three works, ways to prepare specific sections, and issues the author and his trio experienced during the preparation of these works. To the author’s knowledge, no previous documents have explored these three works. The field of study focusing on the chamber ensemble of trumpet, cello, and piano is also notably lacking. The author hopes that this document will bring more awareness to these three works as well as this specific ensemble in general.


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