Classical

Ropartz – Andante et Allegro

Title Andante et Allegro Guy Ropartz (1864-1955) Biographical Info Composer Joseph Guy Marie Ropartz Joseph Guy Ropartz enjoyed a lifespan that cut across an enormous territory of French music; when he was born, Jacques Offenbach had just premiered La belle Hélène and the year he died, Henri Dutilleux rolled out...

Bernstein – Rondo for Lifey

Title Rondo for Lifey (1959) Leonard Bernstein (1918-1990) Biographical Info Leonard Bernstein enjoyed an illustrious career as a composer, conductor, educator and pianist. He will be best remembered for his contribution to the Broadway musical scene, his composition of scores for On the Town, Candide and West Side Story will...

Enescu – Legende

Title Legende (1906) For trumpet in C or Bb and piano George Enescu (1881-1955) Biographical Info He was born in the village of Liveni (later renamed “George Enescu” in his honor), Dorohoi County at the time, today Botoşani County. He showed musical talent from early in his childhood. A child...

Honegger – Intrada

Title Intrada (1947) For trumpet in C and piano Arthur Honegger (1892-1955) Biographical Info There is a website that has an exhaustive biography of Arthur Honegger. Below, I’ve included just the highlights. Arthur Honegger was a Swiss composer, who lived a large part of his life in Paris. He was...

Ketting – Intrada

Title Intrada (1958) For solo trumpet in C or Bb or Horn in F Otto Ketting (1935) Biographical Info The son of a composer, Ketting studied trumpet at the Royal Conservatory in The Hague and composition with his father. He played trumpet in the Hague Residentie-Orkest for seven years, before...

Hvoslef – Tromba Solo

Title Tromba Solo Ketil Hvoslef b.1939 Biographical Info Ketil Hvoslef studied the viola and organ at the Music Conservatory in Bergen Norway, from which he graduated as an organist.  He later taught ear training and theory at that Conservatory.  His music is difficult to classify because it differs with each...

Music for Trumpet, Voice and Piano

Title Festive Arias for Mezzo-soprano, trumpet and piano Volumes 1 & 2 Arranged by David Cooper Biographical Info Festive Arias vol. 1 Trumpet player, teacher and arranger David Cooper has selected five of the most popular arias for soprano/mezzo-soprano and arranged them to include trumpet parts. The arias include: “Alleluja”...

Stravinsky – Soldier’s Tale

Title L’Histoire du Soldat (A Soldier’s Tale) Igor Stravinsky (1882-1971) Biographical Info The Soldier’s Tale comes from 1918, a lean post-war time when jazz was just beginning to emerge into the mainstream. Stravinsky was broke, deprived of his royalties because of the Revolution, and his other source of income, Diaghilev’s...

Telemann – Canonic Duets

Title Six Suites of Canonic Duets By Georg Philipp Telemann (1681-1767) Adapted for trumpet by David Cooper Biographical Info Georg Philipp Telemann was a German composer, born in Magdeburg.  He was the most prolific composer in history and a contemporary of J.S.Bach, Vivaldi and a lifelong friend of G.F.Handel.  While...

Andrix – Miniatures

Title Miniatures for solo trumpet (©1977) by George Andrix published by SeeSaw Music Corp. – which is now Subito Music Biographical Info George Andrix was born June 15, 1932. He began the study of the violin at the age of five (5) in his native Chicago. As a youngster, he...