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Essays for Trumpet & Wind Ensemble


Genre: Solo Trumpet with Band
# of Players: Standard + 1
Level: 4 | Duration: 12:10
Publisher: C. Alan Publications | Copyright: 2001

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    This 4-movement feature for solo trumpet and wind ensemble says a lot in a short amount of time. Ziek carries the listener through 4 different styles & moods – Fanfare, Galop, Ballad and Dance – showcasing the myriad of technical & lyrical possibilities of the trumpet.

    Genre: Solo Trumpet with Band | # of Players: Standard + 1
    Level: 4 | Duration: 12:10

    Flute 1/2
    Oboe 1/2
    Bb Clarinet 1
    Bb Clarinet 2
    Bb Clarinet 3
    Bass Clarinet
    Bassoon 1/2
    Alto Saxophone 1/2
    Tenor Saxophone
    Baritone Saxophone

    Trumpet Solo

    Bb Trumpet 1
    Bb Trumpet 2
    Bb Trumpet 3
    Horn 1/2
    Horn 3/4
    Trombone 1
    Trombone 2/3

    Timpani (4 drums)
    Percussion 1 (bells, xylophone, temple blocks)
    Percussion 2 (snare drum, vibraphone, suspended cymbal)
    Percussion 3 (bass drum)
    Percussion 4 (suspended cymbal, crash cymbal, triangle)
    Percussion 5 (chiimes, tam tam, tambourine, 3 toms, bongos)

    Program Notes
    Essays for Trumpet is a four-movement suite for trumpet and wind ensemble. Each movement is written in a contrasting style, featuring a wide array of trumpet techniques. The first movement, Fanfare, begins with the solo trumpet playing lyrical lines over the ensemble. The character quickly changes, with the trumpet and ensemble trading short clarion calls. The movement ends with a flurry of activity between solo and ensemble, culminating in the final chord. Movement two, Gallop, begins with a flash, with the soloist, negotiating numerous double-tonguing hurdles. The movement races off at a presto tempo, with both soloist and ensemble trading the melody. A short interlude with a jazz flavor features the soloist before the movement races to the finish. Movement three, Ballad, showcases the lyrical side of both soloist and ensemble. The final movement, Dance, utilizes a five-part rondo form. It is highly spirited in nature, featuring lively melodies and rhythms.

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