Trumpet Shall Sound, The [Bb major] (Cherry) [211.01]
Baroque. One of the most famous movements from "The Messiah", features the trumpet and tuba, trombone or euphonium on the solo parts. The bass part goes up to a high "C" above the staff several times, so the tuba must have a good high register. The trombone and tuba solo parts can be switched and the trombonist from the quintet can play the solo bass part on tenor trombone, bass trombone or euphonium. The tuba can then move to the trombone part, which is a low part anyway. This transcription is in the key of Bb, down a 3rd from the original and very playable. Appropriate for a Christmas or Easter concert.