Habanera From Carmen- Trumpet Sextet

Instrumentation- Trumpet sextet
Composer- Bizet/arr.Chidester
Length- 3:01
Difficulty- M+
Range – Low G to high C
Endurance- 2-3
Finger technique- 2
Counting ability- 2
Ensemble difficulty-2+

This is a wonderful piece and is well suited to the trumpet ensemble. The melody switches from the first part to the second and lends itself to easy playing. The hardest part in the arrangement is the third trumpet part for it has constant playing. The third parts range is not difficult but it does go on through the whole number. Everyone else has a chance to take short breaks. The fifth and sixth parts were recorded with two flugel horns but would work equally well with six trumpets.

Listen to the sample Habanera
View the first trumpet part Habanera- Trumpet 1