Theme from the Simpsons- Trumpet Choir

Instrumentation- Trumpet Choir (4 trumpets, 3 cornet., 4 flugel horns)
Composer- trans.Chidester
Length- 2:23
Difficulty- VD
Range – Low F# to high C#
Endurance- 2
Finger technique- 3+
Counting ability- 2
Ensemble difficulty- 3

By request! This is not what I usually arrange but a good friend wanted to know if I could do it…… I do love a challenge. I decided on a trumpet section, a cornet section and a flugel horn section to utilize the distinct timbre of the different instruments and staging them as I did on the recording works well: flugels in front and trumpets and cornets on each side facing each other. Each player has a solo and those with the sixteenth notes had better practice their parts for I DID NOT RECORD THIS ONE ON THE FIRST TAKE. The fingering is tough and the tempo, even though it is slower (mm 120) than the original (mm 174!) it will be challenging to even the better college groups. Do not expect to sight read this one on the stand. Half of the transcription was taken from a Midi file and the other half was written to match the original. The MP3 example has been shortened for the post. If you want to download the first page of the 1st trumpet part, it makes great material to practice your fast modal scales.

Listen to sample- Final mix

View first page of Trumpet 1- Theme From Simpsons- Trumpet 1

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