Sunday, 24 December 2017

Trumpet Voluntary - Medium-Easy Version

Some days ago I had a concert with my pupils and as opening of the concert we used this one, then it hit me... I don't have that online. So, here it is: A simplified, transposed, easy version of "Prince of Denmark's March" or how is colloquially known, "Trumpet Voluntary" by English Baroque composer, Jeremiah Clarke (1674-1707). This was intended as an example for my trumpet pupils (11 to 14), to familiarize them with typical trumpet repertoire.

To keep it easy I cut off some parts, I simplified the trills (in Baroque music is usual to start with the upper note, but how you hear in the example, is a measured trill starting from the main note) and to teach the kids to listen to each others and coordinate, I added a trill to the second trumpet too.


Here it's how it should sound:

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  1. Thank you, Mihai Sorohan, for your nice post.You shared your teaching resources, practicing routines, solutions.I am searching this type article.Because I love Trumpet.Some days ago, I have read aboutTrumpet Lessons but this post is a better than that post.

    1. Thanks for your very kind words. Hopefully, soon I'll start a video series on YouTube too.