So it's summer and I have been playing along with random songs in the SmartMusic Library to keep myself busy and I got to some of the advanced wind ensemble pieces and came across a song called To Tame the Perilous Skies. I had heard it was insane for the brass, but had never heard it or played it. I played along just for kicks and giggles, and tried the 1st trumpet part. I was ok for a while, but when it got to the last 60 or so bars where it's all whole notes and half notes above the staff almost the entire time, I really got my butt kicked.

Are there any freaks out there that can play the 1st trumpet part in that song well? Haha, it will be a while before I could play that song all the way through.