Sarabande and Variations- Trumpet Quartet

Instrumentation- Trumpet Quartet
Composer- G.F. Handel/ arr.Chidester
Length- 3:18
Difficulty- ME
Range – Low G to high C
Endurance- M
Finger technique- ME
Counting ability- ME
Ensemble difficulty- ME

I love theme and variations because of the continuity and diversity in one composition. This hauntingly simple melody is well known and with the two variations, Handel has created a simple, yet complex musical offering. I have taken the liberty to alter a few notes, add a few rests and change a few phrases which I felt would enhance the trumpet version of this number.

This was originally written for a keyboard but works well for the trumpets also.

Listen to sample- Sarabande and Variations

View first page of score- Sarabande with Variations- First page of Score

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