Cease Mine Eyes- Trumpet Quartet (originally a vocal number)

Composer- Thomas Morley/ arr.Chidester
Length- 2:13
Difficulty- E
Range- E
Endurance- E
Finger technique- E
Counting ability- MD
Ensemble difficulty- M

Transcribing music written during the Renaissance Period can be challenging, for the vocal parts sometimes do not lend themselves to trumpet characteristics. Long lines with few breaks can be a problem and this is why I choose to find a well written composition for three voices and add an additional part to give relief to the chops.

I was very pleased with outcome of this vocal number and if you ever have an occasion where you have a request for a composition from this period to be performed by a trumpet quartet, you’re all set!

This would be a fine number on any recital or as a contest piece.

Listen to the example-