Dashing Steed- Trumpet Quartet

Instrumentation- Four trumpets
Composer- C. Blake
Length- 1:40
Difficulty- D
Range – Low G to B above staff
Endurance- 3
Finger technique- 3
Counting ability- 3
Ensemble difficulty- 3

This number would have been much easier to perform on the original instrument, the piano, but works well as a challenging trumpet ensemble. The first and second parts do most of the “high wire” playing and the third and fourth players have their own challenges in trying to keep a steady tempo as well as fitting their notes exactly on or in between the beats. This is a great show case number for your players.

Listen to the sample Dashing Steed
View 1st trumpet part Dashing Steed