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Trumpet Shall Sound in the key of Bb

By George Frideric Handel

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Brass Quintet 2 trumpets, horn in F, trombone, tuba - Advanced
Composed by George Frideric Handel (1685-1759). Arranged by Gordon Cherry. Christmas Easter Baroque. Full score & set of parts. Published by Cherry Classics (CY.CC2115).

Item Number: CY.CC2115

One of the most famous movements from "The Messiah", features the Bb Trumpet and Tuba, Trombone or Euphonium on the solo parts. The bass part goes up to a high "C" above the staff several times, so the tuba must have a good high register. The trombone and tuba solo parts can be switched and the trombonist from the quintet can play the solo bass part on tenor trombone, bass trombone or Euphoniums. The tuba can then move to the trombone part, which is a low part anyway. This work is in the key of Bb, down a 3rd from the original and very playable. This transcription comes in two keys; the original in D (high) or in Bb (lower). In the lower key it can be played on Bb trumpet and is much easier on the solo bass part if played by the tubist. If played in the original key, an optional organ part can be added to the quintet for a very symphonic effect. This work is a must on a Brass Quintet Christmas or Easter Concert.

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