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Concerto for Seven Trumpets and Timpani for Trumpet Ensemble (two complete editions, Ab & F concert)

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By Johann Ernst Altenburg

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Trumpet, Timpani, Concert Band, 7 B-flat trumpets and timpani - Advanced Intermediate - Digital Download
Composed by Johann Ernst Altenburg (1734-1801). Arranged by Charles Decker. Classical Period, Baroque Period, Repertoire, Technique Training, Recital. Score, Set of Parts. 66 pages. Published by Charles Decker Music Press (S0.742049).

Item Number: S0.742049

Need an impressive and accessible showcase for your ambitious trumpet section? Then this famous and elegant three-movement, mini-concerto for trumpeters from Johann Ernst Altenburg’s extensive 1795 treatise Essay on an introduction to the heroic and musical trumpeters’ and kettledrummers’ art is a rewarding experience for trumpeters to expand their musical horizons. Composed for 18th century court trumpeters with valveless instruments, the work is scored for solo trumpet with two antiphonal trios and timpani. Each movement presents contrasting musical styles, the first fanfare figures, the second expressive lyricism, and the third facile scale runs. Two complete editions for B-flat trumpets are included, each with full score and parts, one in A-flat concert for more advanced players and a second in F concert to make it more accessible for less experienced trumpeters. The second and third movements, traditionally set in 4/8 and 3/8, are changed to 4/4 and 3/4 as more frequently encountered time signatures.  The sound file is an actual trumpet ensemble performance of the entire edition and not a computer playback of the score.

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