Instrumentation- Trumpets 3, Cornets 2, Flugel 4
Composer- Paul Dukas - trans.Chidester
Range – LowF# to B just above staff
Finger technique- MD
Counting ability- MD
Ensemble difficulty- MD
To say this was difficult would be an understatement! I gave up on this three times before I finally got what I wanted. We all know this as a brass choir number but when transcribing it for trumpets, cornets and flugels, I was very pleased with the transition. Although we lose the tuba octave, the flugels do well on the trombone parts for the top two trombones were high enough to be written in the treble clef.
I searched the internet and could not find this fanfare done for trumpets. It could be that everyone else stopped trying. I almost did. Be the first in your state (or country) to program this for trumpets.