Concerto in B-flat for Two Trumpets and Winds composed by Antonio Vivaldi (1678-1741). Arranged by David Marlatt. Concert Band. Concert Band; Masterworks. Eighth Note Publications. Baroque; Masterwork Arrangement. Grade 3. Conductor Score & Parts. 204 pages. Published by Eighth Note Publications (AP.81-CB29161).
ISBN 1554734118. Baroque; Masterwork Arrangement.
The most popular double concerto for trumpets, Antonio Vivaldi wrote this work for two natural trumpets and strings. The music is simple and elegant, utilizing the non-chromatic capabilities of the natural trumpet. Falling arppegios, half a scale and fanfare figures throughout the work show Vivaldiâ€™s skill at taking short simple melodic material and using it through a three movement concerto. The original work is in C major. To allow for performances by trumpet players without the need for piccolo trumpets, this edition has been created. Now this famous piece can be performed on B-flat trumpets.