Four on a Swing- Trumpet Quartet

Instrumentation- Four trumpets or flugels
Composer- Chidester
Length- 2:00
Range – D above C to low G
Endurance- 2
Finger technique- 2
Counting ability- 2
Ensemble difficulty- 2

We needed a moderate swing tune that featured most of the writing in pairs and some full section sounds as well. I prefer the flugel over the trumpet sound but both work well. If you’re looking for an easy, laid back, swing chart this would work. Section A can be repeated to give your players a chance to stretch out. Keep repeating the A section and then jump to E to close it out. That’s how we’ll play it. Intro, A, B, C, D, E, back to A and repeat, then go to E and finish.

Listen to the sample Four on a Swing
View first page of trumpet 1 Four on a Swing

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