Bethena- Trumpet or Cornet Quartet

Instrumentation- Four trumpets or cornets

Composer- Joplin

Length- 1:45 without repeats

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