Barnes, James Toccata, op 104

Trumpet Ensembles

  • Barnes, James

    Toccata, op 104 [12 trumpets]

    20th century (1999). For 4 Bb trumpets, 4 cornets & 4 flugelhorns. Optional for 12 Bb trumpets. Fast tempo, some changing meters, use of smaller choirs, varied textures and timbres, flutter tonguing, and some high range playing for the 1st trumpet up to high Eb above the staff. Score & parts included. -pc

    "Every effort should be made to use the cornets and flugelhorns with the trumpets. Using all three instrumental colors renders the Toccata's desired effect, both in the vertically complex harmonic sections, and in the more linear contrapuntal episodes. The contrast in color between the trumpets, cornets and flugelhorns make the ensemble sound completely different than if only trumpets are used. - the composer

    (score sample pages)

    • Category: Trumpet Ensembles
    • Item: 035361
    • Grade/Level: Grade 5 - Early Advanced
    • Price: $12.50

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