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Concerto for Trumpet and Orchestra in E-Flat Major Hob.VIIe:1

Trumpet and Piano Reduction (with parts in E-flat and B-flat)

By Franz Joseph Haydn

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Wind Instruments Piano, Trumpet (Trumpet and Piano)
Trumpet and Piano Reduction (with parts in E-flat and B-flat). Composed by Franz Joseph Haydn (1732-1809). Edited by Makoto Ohmiya and Sonja Gerlach. Sheet Music. Paperbound. Henle Music Folios. ABRSM syllabus Grade: 6.8 -- ABRSM 2018 remarks: rec., 2010-2016 -- TCL 2016 Grade: 6, 8. Classical. Softcover. 44 pages. G. Henle #HN456. Published by G. Henle (HL.51480456).

Item Number: HL.51480456

ISBN 9790201804569. 9.25x12.25 inches.

At the end of the 18th century, the Viennese court trumpeter Anton Weidinger (1767-1852) invented the “Klappentrompete” (or keyed trumpet), which allowed the trumpet to play the octave in chromatic steps. Thus in 1796 Joseph Haydn composed his Trumpet Concerto in E flat major Hob. VIIe:1, which numbers today among the standard works of its genre, especially for Weidinger. Contemporaries described the tone of the Klappentrompete as soft and delicate, and perhaps this is why Haydn placed more value on lyrical themes than on brilliance in this concerto. For performances today, a B flat trumpet or even a flugelhorn may be a better choice than an E flat trumpet. The music text of our edition is based on that of the Haydn Complete Edition, which G. Henle also publishes.

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