Favorite piece?

Discussion in 'Trumpet Discussion' started by rythemgrl, Mar 15, 2007.

  1. trumpet blower88

    trumpet blower88 Mezzo Piano User

    Jun 15, 2005
    Flagstaff, AZ
    Orchestra - You can never go wrong with Tchik. 1812 Overture.
    Wind Ensemble - Awayday, Adam Gorb
    Solo - Fasch Concerto
    Performence - Redline Tango, John Macky

    Another great piece in my opinion that dosn't really fit into a catagory (i guess you could call it a post modern chamber piece) is The Vinyl Six by Jonathan Newman. It's written for Piano, Electric Guitar, Saxaphone, Oboe, Violin, and Viola. Kinda a strange mix....
  2. rowuk

    rowuk Moderator Staff Member

    Jun 18, 2006
    Our national anthem in the official wind band version played by the military bands. I get goosebumps every time and want to play air cymbals!
  3. Alex Yates

    Alex Yates Forte User

    Aug 11, 2005
    Atlanta, GA
    As do I Mike. Although, I like the piece so much, I would enjoy any instrumentation. I will check out the others you mentioned. Thanks!

    In keeping with the thread....hmmmm....I can't possibly pick a favorite orchestral piece. There is just too much great stuff out there.

    One of my favorite ditties to perform on trumpet is Piece en forme de Habanera - Ravel. Also, the Ewazen Trio is up there for me along with Quiet City and the Jolivet Concertino.

    Favorite Maynard albums - MF Horn II and Conquistador (La Fiesta). :D
  4. NickD

    NickD Forte User

    I'm partial to the Sonata for trumpet and piano by Halsey Stevens.

    I also like the Credo by Chance and I love the tomasi Concertao and the Joilvet.

    It's hard to have a favorite.

  5. Eclipsehornplayer

    Eclipsehornplayer Forte User

    Sep 14, 2005
    Metro Detroit
    Wow I can't pick just one!

    I like Gustav Holst's Millitary Suite in Eb.

    I like just about anything Sousa!

    Trio-I absolutly adore Bugler's Holiday by Leroy Anderson

    Solo - I don't solo; Not yet anyway! If I did I'd have to think at the moment that I'd fancy Nino Rota's Godfather Waltz or Leroy Anderson's Trumpeters Lullaby
  6. patdublc

    patdublc Pianissimo User

    Jul 20, 2006
    Salisbury, MD
    What? Nobody said Haydn? I thought this was a trumpet forum.

    Well, I won't say it either -

    Orchestra - Bruckner's 4th
    Band - von Suppe's Poet and the Peasant
    Solo - I'm currently prepping Philip Sparke's Manhattan for a performance, so I'm kind of into it right now.
    Big Band - Count Bubba
    Jazz - Arie's Eyes (Vizzutti)
  7. Alex Yates

    Alex Yates Forte User

    Aug 11, 2005
    Atlanta, GA
    If you are not familiar with orchestral rep at all, a few good introductory pieces might be:

    A Young Peron's Guide to the Orchestra - Benjamin Britten
    Adagio for Strings - Samuel Barber
    Lt. Kije - Sergei Prokofiev
    Hary Janos Suite - Zoltan Kodaly
    Carnival of Animals - Prokofiev

    They are all fun and not too hefty emotionally (except the Adagio for Strings. It also has no trumpet, but it is a must listen nonetheless).
  8. Alex Yates

    Alex Yates Forte User

    Aug 11, 2005
    Atlanta, GA
    Since orchestral playing is my first love, I have to give a few pieces honorable mention. I warn you Rythemgrl, I have "heavy" listening tastes. In otherwords, not much "light, happy" music. LOL.

    Shostakovich - Symphonies 5 and 8
    Mahler - Symphonies 2,3, and 6
    R. Strauss - Four Last Songs, Ein Heldenleben, Alpine Symphony, Don Quixote
    Copland - Symphony No. 3, Fanfare for the Common Man
    Stravinsky - Rite of Spring, Petrouska, Firebird
    Bartok - Concerto for Orchestra
    Mozart - Requiem

    OK. I will stop now. LOL :shhh:
  9. Vulgano Brother

    Vulgano Brother Moderator Staff Member

    Mar 23, 2006
    Parts Unknown
    I like the part near the end where the brass play "We will, we will, rock you!"
  10. cornetguy

    cornetguy Mezzo Forte User

    Sep 12, 2005
    Saint Paul, MN
    whatever piece I am working on, listening or studying at the time. For wind band I really like all the Grainger and wish that I would see them more in the schools.

    John Paynter did a symphonic band transcription of 4 Scottish Dances, an absolute gas to play..


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