Strike Up the Band- Trumpet Duet

Instrumentation- Trumpet Duet
Composer- George Gershwin/ arr.Chidester
Length- 3:27
Difficulty- ME
Range – E
Endurance- ME
Finger technique- ME
Counting ability- ME
Ensemble difficulty- ME

Duets are always a challenge to have a full sounding arrangement, you have to have both parts playing most of the time. For a clarinet or sax this is not a problem but when writing for trumpets, the endurance issue is always there. I gave each of the player ample time to rest and get their chops back and I think this turned out very nicely for two players.

I have included alternate fingerings in order to give the bugle calls a true sound.

Listen to sample- Strike Up The Band- Duet