A Better Bugler’s Holiday- Trumpet Trio

Instrumentation- Trumpet Trio
Composer- Anderson/arr.Chidester
Length- 2:58
Difficulty- D
Range – Low G to high C
Endurance- MD
Finger technique- MD
Counting ability- MD
Ensemble difficulty- MD

Why do I think this is a better arrangement than others; you may ask? I have played this piece many times including a performance on the 4th of July in the Cotton Bowl alongside my wonderful teacher, Don Jacoby and this arrangement is much better than any I have heard or played. The reason I think it is better is because there are a minimum of parallel triads in my arrangement and all parts are written in a more melodic fashion. Also there is more rhythmic interest and the ending is much more interesting. Additionally, the melody is shared by the top two players which make it more fun for both. The third part is many times by itself and is given some choice licks to solo on.

All in all, I think this is the best arrangement available.

Listen to sample- Buglers Holiday

View 2nd page of score- Buglers Holiday- Page 2 of Score

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