St. James Infirmary (Theme and Variations)- Trumpet Quartet

Composer- Irving Mills/arr.Chidester
Length- 4:02
Difficulty- ME
Range- ME
Endurance- ME
Finger technique- ME
Counting ability- ME
Ensemble difficulty- ME

Here is an unusual look at an old blues standard.

The theme and variation form makes this a very listenable arrangement.

I couldn’t resist the Picardy third at the end*.

* A Picardy third (/ˈpɪkərdi/) (French: tierce picarde), also known as a Picardy cadence, is a major chord of the tonic at the end of a musical section that is either modal or in a minor key. This is achieved by raising the third of the expected minor triad by a semitone to create a major triad, as a form of resolution.

Listen to example-
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