Bach Kantate Nr 51

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  1. Bugler

    Bugler Banned

    I don't do much playing on anything other than a Bb, but a good friend has asked me to do the Bach Kantate Nr. 51 with her in the fall.

    The copy of the sheet music I have is for trumpet in C. I do not own a C trumpet, but I do have a 1950's Benge D/Eb trumpet.

    Would it be sacreligious to transpose the C part and play it on the D trumpet?

    Anyone?
     
  2. Vulgano Brother

    Vulgano Brother Moderator Staff Member

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    Not at all! Jauchzet Gott is usually played on piccolo, in A,Bb, or G. D should work just fine, provided you can stay light and "sopranoish." Have fun!
     
  3. wiseone2

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    No one will know which horn you are using unless you tell them.
    Play it beautifully on the horn of YOUR choice.
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  4. ROGERIO

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    Bugler,

    I've had the opportunity to perform this on both the picc and a G trumpet. I've never tried it on the D or a C.

    I would imagine the challenge would be to keep it light and not over power the soprano. The first time I did this the soprano had a HUGE voice, the second time not so huge.

    The last movement is worth the l-o-n-g wait.

    Let me know if you need to borrow the strings and keyboard parts.

    Congrats and best wishes. It's a great showcase for the trumpet.

    Rogerio
     
  5. Bugler

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    Thanks for the generous offer Rog. I don't know what the instrumentation is going to be yet, but I think she's got the sheet music covered nevertheless.

    I think she's also just doing the 1st mvmt. (That's all I've been working on - LOL)
     
  6. rowuk

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    The D trumpet would be easier than playing it on a C. The trills lay more comfortably.
    This piece characterizes "make a joyful noise unto the Lord" better than ANY other piece in trumpet literature!

    Michael Laird has a very commendable reading with the natural trumpet. Emma Kirkby sings it fabulously!
     
  7. Richard Oliver

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    I don't know this piece by name. And with that description Robin, I must give a listen.
     
  8. Vulgano Brother

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  9. ROGERIO

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    VB,

    I think the "noise" is in there for those "not so ready for prime time" sopranos.

    I guess that could be said for trumpet noises as well.... LOL

    Hey, anyone know how I can get my "emotion icons (faces)" back on? I seem to have lost them long ago when the site got an update. Thanks.
     

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