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Discussion in 'Trumpet Discussion' started by dylan1, Sep 20, 2015.
What are some trumpet solos for Eb and D trumpet?
All over the place!
Without knowing how well you play it is tough to recommend anything. The whole baroque era was full of D trumpet music. The Eb trumpet is a different story. I think that it is used mostly where the player can transpose Bb or C trumpet parts to increase security.
That all being said, just about anything can be played on those 2 instruments if the sound fits in the ensemble.
How about a little more about you and your playing first?
I agree with Rowuk - it's a pretty generic question, and even though there is a ton of repertoire that can be performed on either D or Eb trumpet, not all of it is easy. I'm going to go out on a limb here and suggest that you are probably not an experienced player because if you were, it's not a question you'd be asking here.
Even the simplest baroque music for D trumpet goes up to a G on top of the staff. That is equivalent to a high B natural on a Bb trumpet. All that music stays in a range that sucks the strength out of our chops.
Most music for D trumpet is slightly easier when played on a high G... but the difference is infinitesimal.
But there are a few albums for Eb instruments out there that are not too fiendishly difficult, as they are solos for any Eb instrument - from Eb clarinet to alto sax to Eb tuba
For solos, Haydn, Hummel, Neruda (all of which work on Bb or in the case of the Hummel in E, C trumpet), Sacshe....
As far as orchestral literature, I know of no piece scored for Eb trumpet that need be played on that horn. C trumpet, or, if needed, piccolo will cover those. For Bach, piccolo works just fine, for Haendel, the third parts can be played just fine on C.
Keep in mind that most music written for D or Eb trumpet was written for a trumpet pitched an octave below the modern D/Eb.
Almost all of the lead sheets scored with Malcolm McNab in mind had his Eb trumpet sound in focus........ A big Eb like the Schilke works on a lot of the heavy orchestral repertory without the stridency of a loud picc. Real men play the D trumpet part in Bolero on the D trumpet. Real men play the D trumpet part in Bernsteins Symphonic Dances from West Side Story on a Bb trumpet.