Carnival of Venice, Fantasie Theme & Variations on (Kirkham)
The Carnival of Venice by Arban is possibly the most well known and often performed solo in the Trumpet/Cornet literature. This arrangement by Ray Kirkham for a duo of Cornet and Trumpet (or two Trumpets or Cornets) with Piano accompaniment captures the essence of the virtuosic work and includes the famous Theme and 5 Variations. Mr. Kirkham has included a performance suggestion that includes some optional acting by the performers. His experience in performing his arrangement over the years with his late colleague Thomas Parriott was always highly entertaining to the audience. Both parts are for B-flat instruments.