Mary, Did You Know?- Trumpet Sextet

Composer- Lowery/Greene- arr.Chidester

Length- 3:09

Difficulty- ME

Range- M

Endurance- ME

Finger technique- E

Counting ability- E

Ensemble difficulty- ME

 

Trumpets 1 and 3 have the most difficult parts (a couple high C’s) while all of the other parts are mostly whole, half and quarter notes in a low register.

 

The opening and closing material was written for a wandering feel with mostly homophonic material in the middle. It also contrasts the full ensemble with a lighter quartet for an added color.

 

 

Listen to the example-

 

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