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Concerto in B-flat for Two Trumpets and Winds

By Antonio Vivaldi

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Concert Band - Grade 3
Composed by Antonio Vivaldi (1678-1741). Arranged by David Marlatt. Concert Band; Masterworks. Eighth Note Publications. Baroque; Masterwork Arrangement. Conductor Score & Parts. 204 pages. Published by Eighth Note Publications (AP.81-CB29161).

Item Number: AP.81-CB29161

ISBN 1554734118.

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 Vivaldi’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.

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