Instrumentation- Trumpet Quartet
Range – Low F# to high C
Finger technique- MD
Counting ability- D
Ensemble difficulty- D
In my opinion, this is one of the best examples of great counterpoint written by the master of the art.
I have taken many liberties with this arrangement including adding dynamics which was not a custom during this period. The reason I did this was to help bring out the most important lines for when you compress octaves as I have done, many times the melodic lines get lost. To compensate for this problem I have drawn some of the counterpoint back in dynamics and increased the dynamics on the more important lines.
I have also exchanged parts so that everyone gets an equal share of the playing.