okay first... picked this up on Saturday ... very well done and Mark Niehaus playing is outstanding
The Trumpet Collection sheet music by Mark Niehaus and Jeannie Yu | Sheet Music Plus
so I recommend that if you are looking for a Classical Trumpet Concerto play-along-cd, you check this out.
I was listening to Mr Niehaus on a few pieces. He is playing on an Eb trumpet for some of them.
I mentioned to my wife how nice that Eb trumpet sounded ... I got a stare and then she glanced over at the 5 other trumpet I had out ... so I guess it would be wise to hold on off on that purchase :)
So my questions
The playing sounds rather soft ... since I haven't heard these performed live. Isn't the performance on the Neruda, Haydn, and Hummel usually a little louder than what you hear on a cd in a studio.
Is it reasonable to expect a Bb to be able to play these pieces at a soft dynamic level or do you just have to accept it's going to have a little more zing.
Now the dreaded question .... is using a mouthpiece with different bore or ? something that is done on these pieces?
I tried playing the Neruda on some different horns, my Bach is getting ultrasonically cleaned so
Conn 38b .. sounded kind of cool but I didn't think the overtones were bright enough
Holton 47 .... played great but the reverse leadpipe seem to sizzle ..close but no cigar
Conn Concert Grande ... sounded great but a little hard to control in the upper register (my chops not the horn)