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Contrapunctus XVI- Trumpet Quartet

Contrapunctus XVI- Trumpet Quartet

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Instrumentation- Trumpet quartet
Composer-Bach /arr.Chidester
Length- 3:52
Difficulty- D
Range – Low G to high C
Endurance- 3
Finger technique- 3
Counting ability- 3
Ensemble difficulty- 3


This was originally written as a trio but to give the players more time to rest their lips, I rearranged it for a quartet. This would work extremely well for a recital or contest piece for it is written well and the listener has probably never heard it done by a trumpet quartet. As indicated by the level of difficulty, this is not for the faint at heart for if anyone gets off, that’s the end of the piece.

This is a real challenge for a college group and would be excellent on a recital for Bach’s handling of the counterpoint is exceptional.