Old Hank’s Sign- Trumpet Trio w/Piano

Composer- arr.Chidester

Length-  2:49

Difficulty- M

Range-  M

Endurance- M

Finger technique- M

Counting ability- ME

Ensemble difficulty- M


Sometimes friends will request material which needs attention and this is one such arrangement. One of our longtime friends needed an arrangement of “Auld Lang Syne” for a fast approaching Christmas program and had a few requirements. This is the kind of requests I really enjoy.


I have to explain the dissonance in one of the measures-


After the clash, each player turns to the others and questions who played the wrong note. After a short amount of discussion, one player reaches over to another and very visibly turns a sheet of music right side up. We have used this on another of our pieces and it always goes over big.


Also the extended “shave and a haircut” measure at the end is where each player holds their position until the last measure is played in time.



Listen to example here-


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