Below are trumpet arrangements which you may be able to use for your Fourth of July celebration…. God Bless the USA- Trumpet Solo/Duet or Trio America the Beautiful & God Bless America- Trumpet Duet 5 Easy Patriotic Songs- Trumpet Trio Three Days Till Freedom – Day 1(Servitude) for Trumpet Sextet Star Spangled Banner- Trumpet Quartet The Ultimate Patriotic Solo-Duet-Trio “The Star Spangled Banner/ America the Beautiful”- Trumpet solo/duet/trio/ w Piano Under The Double Eagle- Brass Quintet (Tpts.1-2,Horn,Tbn.,Tuba) Coming To America- Trumpet Choir (Tpts. 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8) Battle Hymn of the Republic- Brass Quintet Memorial Day Solute- Brass Quartet (Tpts. 1, 2 /…

“Reflections”- the perfect Wedding Processional

Music composition is a wonderful art form in that a composer starts with only a thought and eventually completes that thought with musical elements. The composer begins with nothing and as the piece evolves, its direction and growth seems to change not by the ability of the composer but more from the guidance from the piece itself. Just as a new born begins to develop through guidance from its parent, so does a musical composition grow to fruition through help from its composer. The composer’s only responsibility is record this evolution in musical term. Each time I complete a new…

Which Comes First, Technique or Musicality?

This question is much like the chicken or the egg issue. Which should be taught first? One camp believes that without technique, nothing can be played and the other camp asks the question “what good is technique if it isn’t musical”. Both have their cases and in this post I will try to bring the two sides to a happy mid point. Most of my early teaching was geared to the technical approach but as I increase candles on my birthday cake I must admit, all technique can have its disadvantages. One student who stands out as the most gifted…

Does Anyone Have Some Valve Oil?

Hold on to your spit valve campers! You choose the tempo and the circus will do the rest. I had the great honor of performing this march under the direction of Merle Evens many years ago when the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus came to Dallas, Texas for a week. Mr. Evens was the most famous director of the shows history. I found him to be very laidback and able to stop a story in its middle, direct twenty minutes of music and return to the story without missing a word. Meeting him was as moving to me…

“Free Trumpet Sheet Music” Update

I wanted to keep everyone up to date with our free trumpet sheet music section. At the present time we have 40 free arrangements which you can download at this time. So far we have had 10,777 downloads from this free section. Wouldn’t you like to make it and even 10,778? Check it out at.. http://www.trumpetensemblemusic.com/ and enter “free sheet music” in the search box.

Christmas Arrangements- Part 3

It’s time again to stock up on your Holiday trumpet arrangements and to help speed your selection along, we have listed just a few! This post includes only our Christmas Brass Quartets, Brass Quintets and Trumpet Choir Brass Quartet The 12 Days of Christmas- Brass Quartet (2 Tpts./2Tbns.) God Bless Three Gentle Merry Men- Brass Quartet (2 Tpts./2Tbns.) Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas- Brass Quartet (2 Tpts./2Tbns.) Away In The Manger- Brass Quartet w/ Organ Free Trumpet Sheet Music- We Wish You A Merry Christmas for Brass Quartet (2Tpt./2Tbn.) Brass Quartet Christmas Sheet Music Bundle Gloucestershire Wassail- Brass Quartet…