So I was browsing around the CDs of the University library today looking for some French trumpet playing because I'm rather clueless...and I came across this recording:
Baroque Trumpet and Strings
Paul Plunkett plays Corelli, Telemann, Biber, Molter, Purcell, Torelli and Handel
So it's Paul Plinkett, one of the world's greatest trumpet players playing natural trumpet. Of course, I picked it up. Now he's playing NATURAL trumpet. No valves, no slides, all he's got in his tool bag is his face. And he's playing chromatically in the middle register. How is it possible? I can't figure it out. He's not playing way up in the register, I mean, he's playing C5, D5, and E5 all in the same passage, he's not changing crooks or anything...It seems like he has to be cheating somehow. Anybody a natural trumpet player/know what's going on with this?