Diane Schuur – Louisiana Sunday Afternoon

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Diane Schuur - Louisiana Sunday Afternoon - Trumpets

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Roger Whittaker – New World in the Morning

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Roger Whittaker - New World in the Morning - Trumpet

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Orchestral Transcriptions / Transpositions: Greig, Dvorak, Brahms

Woollahra Philharmonic OrchestraI’m not a classical or orchestral player by any means, but I recently had the honor of playing 2nd trumpet in a concert with the Woollahra Philharmonic Orchestra. My very first (and quite possibly my last) legitimate, serious orchestral experience!

Of course, none of the music was written for my instrument, B♭ trumpet. Most of it was written for E trumpet, also some for F and C trumpet. Generally speaking, classical trumpet players own instruments pitched in different keys, and/or can transpose readily at sight. Not me. I needed a few weeks before my first rehearsal to transpose every fiddly part for B♭ trumpet before I could play my first note with the orchestra.

Although I anticipate no demand for these whatsoever, here are my transposed parts anyway. Complete with the JazzText font, to make me feel at home while playing in an alien setting 🙂

Note: The original parts in their original keys were downloaded copyright-free from IMSLP, so I don’t envisage any copyright considerations for my transposition of those same parts.

Resources:

Greig - Symphonic Dances, Op.64 I - Bb Trumpet 2 Greig - Symphonic Dances, Op.64 II - Bb Trumpet 2
Greig - Symphonic Dances, Op.64 III - Bb Trumpet 2 Greig - Symphonic Dances, Op.64 IV - Bb Trumpet 2
Dvorak - Cello Concerto in B Minor, Op.104 I - Bb Trumpet 2 Dvorak - Cello Concerto in B Minor, Op.104 II - Bb Trumpet 2 Dvorak - Cello Concerto in B Minor, Op.104 III - Bb Trumpet 2
Brahms - Hungarian Dance No. 1 - Bb Trumpet 2 Brahms - Hungarian Dance No. 3 - Bb Trumpet 2
Brahms - Hungarian Dance No. 6 - Bb Trumpet 2 Brahms - Hungarian Dance No. 10 - Bb Trumpet 2

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Jain – Come (Extended Version)

I previously transcribed and recorded the single version of this lovely song. The extended version features some darker sounding brass lines and is a little less cheery than its shorter counterpart. The extended harmony vocals get a solid workout and sound very nice.

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Jain - Come (Extended Version) - Trumpet

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AVICII – Hey Brother

I was asked to play this but never did. Nice lyrics, and although it’s not in a style that I like to play it sounds like a nice song. On the original recording, the “trumpet” part is sequenced or played on keys, octaves apart. This chart could be doubled on tenor sax to achieve similar results.

Resource:

AVICII - Hey Brother - Trumpet

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The Strumbellas – Spirits

When I was asked to play this song I couldn’t hear a single trumpet note to transcribe from the backing track. Then someone pointed it out to me: one SINGLE trumpet note. Maybe two. But they were damn near impossible to hear.

It’s a cool song and I wanted to contribute, so without dominating or overpowering the vocalists, I wrote a few lines for it. And since the trumpet parts are limited to the song’s climactic end I chose not to count nearly 3 minutes of rest and started this transcription where we come in…

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The Strumbellas - Spirits - Trumpet

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