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Simple Gifts

By Traditional

Trumpet solo with piano accompaniment - Grade 2
Composed by Traditional. Arranged by Frank Halferty. Score and solo part. Duration 2 minutes, 30 seconds. Published by Kendor Music Inc (KN.11896).

Item Number: KN.11896

This arrangement of the classic Shaker hymn is a great addition to the grade 2 trumpet solo repertoire for concert and contest. Featuring a good mix of majestic and reflective moods and textures, this presentation will become a favorite with performers and their audiences. Duration 2:30.

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    Brian At The Beach
    Charleston, SC
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  • 2012-07-30 00:00:00.0 Decent Arrangement

    The trumpet part on the the score is transposed and not in the same key as the piano part. That works fine if you're dealing with a younger, or more inexperienced trumpet player who doesn't know how to transpose his own instrument to concert pitch, but it is...

    tougher for the accompanist who needs to play the part for the soloist in the correct key. That griping aside, this is an easy arrangement designed to make the soloist sound good. There is some good switching between soloist and accompanist with the melody and the soloist at times plays a more supporting role to the melody in the accompaniment. It's a good instruction piece to teach young soloists that playing with an accompanist is a team effort.

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