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I am arranging some of my piano music for piano and trumpet, and am not sure about one passage being idiomatic for the trumpet. Could anyone have a look at this screenshot and give me some advise?
If it's not very trumpet idiomatic, I could instead write repeated 16th same pitch notes or switch the piano and trumpet part.
Quarter note = 124 bpm. It is for a publisher I am arranging it, so I don't have a player right now, but it's focused towards advanced players.
I agree, Rodney.
Playable? OK. Musical? Maybe not, idiomatic not withstanding. Clarinet is more agile. Or violin.
If this piece had been written for trumpet originally, I doubt you would have written that passage that way.
One way I've seen this kind of thing done would be to trade off groups of 4 16th notes between piano and trumpet.
Thanks for the advice Rodney and Bob. I adjusted the parts and gave the 16th to the piano and an 8th notes outline to the trumpet. Could the high a flat be a problem? I always try to keep it not higher than g5, but it would break up the phrase very awkwardly. The a flat is on a ff, so maybe that would make OK?
I took out all the 16th notes and gave them to the piano (see last post's screenshot). Or do you mean the ones in bars 68 and 71? I notices that in your example there aren't really visible written rests for breathing, maybe I am overdoing that in my music, I am sure the player is able to find the spots he need at the end of a phrase.
Good to know :) 30 seconds looks like a good guideline, Rodney. Thanks!
Rodney Carlyle Money said:
I was just giving you some more details in why your original did not quite work for trumpet, because you asked about "Could the high a flat be a problem?" I always use breath marks for musical effects when I want silence, not for "courtesy markings." My selection is only 30 seconds long also. If a trumpet player cannot play straight for 30 seconds, he needs to have his lungs checked, lol. We wind players tend to know where to breathe.