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Discussion in 'Trumpet Discussion' started by drac, Mar 29, 2004.
I usually play something simple like Freddie Freeloader or Dizzy Atmosphere. Or I just improvise
Now at Christmas time and after having learned the song this year, I like to throw out "I Want a Hippopotamus for Christmas". I've found you can have a lot of fun with this piece.
Normaly I would play the theme from "Hockey Night in Canada"
'I can't get started', 'Polka dots and moonbeams' or 'La Rejouissance' from Telemann Heroic marches.
I start playing with this (as softly as I can)
concierto de aranjuez
then I continue in more lively fashion with this:
night in tunisia
I like the opening statement of Halsey Steven's Sonata on B flat and Balay's Prelude and Ballade on Flugelhorn.
The famous Bunny Berigan solo from Benny Goodman's "Goodbye".
Theme and a movement or two of Carnival of Venice.....
They've had enough after that and we can move on to other things.
St. James Infirmary
Mack the Knife
Opening to Hayden
Cornet intro to Bruce Springsteen's "Meeting Across the River" (Born to Run album)
Trumpet section of intro to "Sing, Sing, Sing"
(It depends on the audience)
Stardust or I Remember Clifford
If thats not enough I go to Nightingale in Berkley Square.
The titanic. It always goes down well with the older generation!