Sunday, 21 January 2018

Händel's "Lascia ch'io pianga" - Medium-Easy Trumpet Version

Some weeks ago I found a version of Händel's aria, "Lascia ch'io pianga", in some trumpet book. Quite a coincidence, because at that time I was teaching my pupils other Baroque tunes (Clarke's "Trumpet Voluntary"and Charpentier's "Te Deum Overture") and we were talking about how rich was the ornamentation in Baroque. How something written pretty simple could easily get like this:
Oh boy... let's not get there, at least not yet.
Here's an example track. Not too difficult, right?

Have the music sheet too. You may download the music sheet as PDF, or in MuseScore format, so you can edit, transpose, transcribe and customize it to your own needs.
Click the image to download the format you want:


I added on the music sheet some of the ornaments I did, but you feel free to come up with your own ornaments. Here is the backing track:

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Cheers and happy learning,


  1. Bravo Maestro! Have a great sound ! Congrats!

  2. I love to play trumpet! If we learn step by step with trumpet video lessons. Then this is the best way to learn. Thanks for shared this great version that you have added.

    1. Thanks for your comment. Feel free to make a video lesson using this material here.