Bethena- Trumpet Quartet

Instrumentation- Four trumpets
Composer- Joplin
Length- 1:45
Difficulty- E
Range – Low G to F top line on staff
Endurance- 1
Finger technique- 1
Counting ability- 1
Ensemble difficulty- 1

This is a beautiful number which will have you thinking of band shells and park bands of earlier times. It is a very easy number to put together and gives everyone a chance at the melody. It is definitely a cornet piece. Although this is only about half of the original “Bethena-Concert Waltz” it is the most recognizable section and a real crowd pleaser.

Listen to the sample Bethena
View 1st trumpet part Bethena

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