For Unto Us A Child Is Born- Solo Trumpet w/ Tracks

Composer- Handel/ arr.Chidester

Length- 4:15

Difficulty- MD

Range- M

Endurance- M

Finger technique- MD

Counting ability- M

Ensemble difficulty- M


One of the best sources for great vocal and instrumental music is from the compositions of Handel and this is one of his best Arias. The original instrumentation was for a string quartet and with a great amount of tweaking, I adjusted it for organ. To say I made a few adjustments to the original would be a gross understatement. I changed not only wrong notes from the original, I moved the cello part to the organ pedals which would be impossible to play, even for a great organ player. I also changed many parts to the melody in order for the trumpet to be able to breathe when needed. To do this I moved some of the melody notes up to the organ part.

Some may say that this is musically sacrilegious to which I say “sorry”.

If you would like a solo which is not available in this instrumentation, I think it was worth it. Whether you intend to use this as a great solo for lessons, a performance or just sheer fun, it doesn’t really matter as long as you enjoy playing some great music with a full organ accompaniment.

Your will receive the Solo Trumpet part as well as the MP 3 organ recording with a three beat count off to get things started.

I enjoy cuing this great number up just to make me feel like I’m in a church performing a wonderful solo.

Great Solo at a great price!

Listen to the solo-


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