Category: Chamber Music

  • Wedding music for trumpet: voluntaries

    Wedding music for trumpet: voluntaries

    Today is the 27th anniversary of my wedding with my amazing wife, Melissa. As I am pondering that and looking at all of the weddings and anniversaries on social media at this time of year, I am thinking about all those wedding gigs so important to trumpeters. Now that the pandemic is winding down, those…

  • Chamber music: trumpet ensemble for six

    Chamber music: trumpet ensemble for six

    We will explore the trumpet ensemble for six today, and there are a lot of great pieces. Let’s start with the very prolific composer, Amy Dunker’s Florisshen, played by Illinois State University’s Valkyrie trumpet ensemble. She also wrote Slider for the same instrumentation. Full disclosure: I’m preparing an unaccompanied piece written for my by Amy…