"The Haydn" Refashioned
Instrumentation: Solo and Piano Instruments: Piano, Trumpet
Genre: Classical, Contemporary
with Piano; “The Haydn” Refashioned for Bb trumpet and piano by Allen Molineux is a theme and variations based on the “Andante” of Franz Joseph Haydn's Trumpet Concerto. The title implies that the composer has approached the variations in a more modern (well, not up-to-date modern, just more so than late 18th Century) and playful vein. It should also be noted that while each variation is based on the opening theme itself, other parts of the Concerto's second movement materialize, as do brief cameo appearances of themes from the outer movements.