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Sonata in F for Solo Instrument (Bb Trumpet) and Harpsichord (Piano)

Sonata in F for Solo Instrument (Bb Trumpet) and Harpsichord (Piano)

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Composer- Marcello/ trans. Chidester
Difficulty- ME
Length- 3:48 with repeats
Range- Low G to F# top line
Endurance- M with repeats/ E without repeats
Finger technique- M
Counting ability- ME
Ensemble difficulty- E

I tried to find out for what this Solo Sonata was written but can only guess it to be written for a flute or recorder. It transcribes well for the trumpet in this register and would be a wonderful solo piece for a younger player.

In the trumpet key of G, the recurring low D could be a problem for this note is usually sharp if not compensated for by extending the third slide about 3/4 of an inch. To solve this problem, I suggest that the performer extend the third slide before starting the piece and leave it out throughout the number. The only problem will be in measures 43, 44 and 46 where you have to play a low Ab or G#. At that point the player will have to bring in the slide in order to play those notes in tune.

If you are looking for a beautifully written solo for a younger player, I would recommend this jewel. If the player is able to sustain chops while taking the repeats, fine. If endurance is an issue, don't take the repeats.

This is written for a Harpsichord but will work for piano as well.


Listen sample here- <a href="http://www.trumpetensemblemusic.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/04/Sonata-in-F2.mp3">Solo Sonata in F- Allegro (2nd. Mvt.)</a>

View First page of score- <a href="http://www.trumpetensemblemusic.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/04/Solo-Sonata-in-F-Allegro-2nd.-Mvt.-First-page-of-score1.pdf">Solo Sonata in F- Allegro (2nd. Mvt.) First page of score</a>