Document Type


Date of Degree

Spring 2011

Degree Name

DMA (Doctor of Musical Arts)

Degree In


First Advisor

Amy Schendel

First Committee Member

David Greenhoe

Second Committee Member

Richard M Heidel

Third Committee Member

David Gier

Fourth Committee Member

Russell Lenth


Libby Larsen's Concerto for Trumpet and Orchestra was commissioned by Daniel Culver and the Quad City Youth Orchestra, in celebration of its 30th anniversary. It was written in 1987 and premiered on May 8, 1988. Daniel Culver conducted the Quad City Youth Orchestra and David Greenhoe was the trumpet soloist. Despite Libby Larsen's ongoing success as a composer, the premiere performance is the only time the concerto has been performed and it has since remained virtually-unknown to the public. This project serves as a way in which to reintroduce Libby Larsen's Trumpet Concerto to the trumpet, orchestral and academic communities by way of providing an historical account of the commission project; showing insight into the composer's inspiration for the work; and providing a reduction of the orchestral score for trumpet and piano.


Concerto, Larsen, Libby, Orchestra, Reduction, Trumpet


viii, 90 pages


Includes bibliographical references (page 90).


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Copyright 2011 Joshua Keith Thompson

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