Comeback Xmas church outing & question

Discussion in 'Trumpet Discussion' started by Glennx, Dec 25, 2010.

  1. Glennx

    Glennx Pianissimo User

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    Last night was my first time playing non-jazz music since my comeback 18 months ago after almost 35 years, volunteering to play the Christmas eve mass
    with choir & organ at a very large & prominent Catholic church just for the fun and experience, and to give something back to the community. Happily, it went quite well before a full house. And despite making a darn good try, I also learned that no matter how hard ya try there's really no way to compete with a Cassavant pipe organ! :shock:

    So with that under my belt, I'm now considering what I could play for an Easter service! Anyone have any recommendations regarding pieces for B-flat trumpet, SATB choir and piano? (they need not be limited to music suitable only in a Catholic church, by the way)

    Thanks!
     
  2. B15M

    B15M Forte User

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    There is a book, I think, "from humility to hallelujah"
     
  3. kingtrumpet

    kingtrumpet Utimate User

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    Amazing Grace, The Old Rugged Cross are the first songs that come to mind --- most of them are in the hymnals, and good songs with the appropriate message of Christ's death, resurrection and grace to forgive us.
     
  4. kcmt01

    kcmt01 Mezzo Forte User

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    Some hymnal publishers also have arrangements for instruments. You can also write your own descant part. Or transpose right from a hymnal. The tenor part sometimes makes a pretty good trumpet part, played an octave higher.
     

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