What piece other than the Hummel was written for an E trumpet?

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  1. _TrumpeT_

    _TrumpeT_ Piano User

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    Is there any other piece at all?
     
  2. wiseone2

    wiseone2 Artitst in Residence Staff Member

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    I don't know of any. The Septet is written for Eb trumpet.....I think. We read it at the Marlboro Music Festival, we never did get past the reading stage. It ain't St.Saens:roll:
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  3. trumpetmike

    trumpetmike Forte User

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    I have come across a number of orchestral parts for Trumpet in E, (Hansel & Gretel, Light Cavalry and others that my brain is having trouble recalling) but I can't think of any other solos.
     
  4. Manny Laureano

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    Hey, I just remembered...

    ...isn't there a solo for trumpet in E in the Pietszche book, just before the excerpts section? Funny, the things that you think of at 5 in friggin' morning.

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  5. cornetguy

    cornetguy Mezzo Forte User

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    I don't know of any either other then the trumpet parts, but the instrument isn't a total waste of $. Herseth and Scarlett both used E trumpet on Beethoven 7 and I am sure there are other parts that work well on it. That could be the reason that it is usually done on Eb
     
  6. JackD

    JackD Mezzo Forte User

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    Wasn't classical pitch A=430 or so? So it's not really modern E anyway, so therefore actually modern Eb is just as close... Hmm?
     
  7. Manny Laureano

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    Not according to Ed Tarr, Jack. He maintains that Vienna, where the Hummel was premiered, had a higher pitch that almost put it in F! My source is the Musica Rara edition that Tarr put out years ago where he makes that comment.

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  8. wiseone2

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    Sam Krauss used his E trumpet for the Venusburgmusic. Sam let me play his Besson F with E slides, they should bring those horns back.
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  9. JackD

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    Oh right, interesting! Still makes the point that insisting it be done in the "correct" key is rather silly though.
     
  10. jcstites

    jcstites Mezzo Forte User

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    Well the reason for the hummel being in E rather than Eb is for the strings. They would much rather play in E than Eb.
     

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