Rondeau by Purcell- Four Trumpets /w Bass

Instrumentation- Trumpet Quartet /w Bass
Composer- Purcell-trans./arr.Chidester
Length- 1:50
Difficulty- M
Range – low G to high C
Endurance- M
Finger technique- 2
Counting ability- 2
Ensemble difficulty- 2+

Well known and always enjoyed by everyone. Very British and by using the Bass on the fourth part, I was able to split the top two trumpets to save chops. The original was written for four recorders and broke traditional use of phrases which I tried to improve on by adding a 4/2 measure at the end of each phrase. The last section makes use of additional notes to make the ending more festive and more strong.

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View first page of Score- Rondeau for Four Recorders- First page of Score