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Cat # Title Grade Composer (arr.)
TRP-069 14 Recreational Jazz Quartets [5] Olcott, J.

Composer: Olcott, James L.
Number of Trumpets: 4
Key: various
Duration: various
Difficulty: 5
Available in print only. A set of fourteen short jazz quartets for reading and teaching. Fun and musically satisfying for both player and listener. Great for small concert pieces and for practicing and teaching style. Encompasses varying tempos and styles of swing and Latin. Recording "A" has no.'s 1 through 12. Recording "B" has no.'s 13 and 14. A fifth trumpet part can be downloaded by clicking here. Click here to download a folder of rhythm section parts to accompany this publication (a .zip folder with pdf files). Leadsheets for soloing are also included.
ITG Journal, June 2008, page 80:
"..immediately engaging"..."lighthearted, enjoyable"..."without question, the quartets are extremely useful in the studio setting, providing excellent reading material and a new way of studying style and nuance"..."could be programmed as a set on a recital or even used as background music..."
- Luis Engelke
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TRP-084 A Bona Fide Bossa [4] Harrison, H. (Olcott)

Composer: Harrison, Herb
Transcriber: Olcott, James L.
Number of Trumpets: 4
Accompaniment: piano, guitar, bass and drums
Key: Ab Major concert
Duration: 4 minutes and 50 seconds
Difficulty: 4
Another simple but effective bossa nova. Very pretty. Solos are in the rhythm section. Range to G. Optional 5th trumpet part. With rhythm section (piano, guitar, bass and drums). From the TRPTS Jazz Quartet Series.
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TRP-161 Billy Boy [4] traditional, (. (Olcott)

Composer: traditional, (American)
Arranger: Olcott, James L.
Number of Trumpets: 4
Accompaniment: Jazz rhythm section (optional)
Key: G Major concert
Duration: 1 minute and 45 seconds
Difficulty: 4
This fun, medium up-temp jazz arrangement has been conceived for four or five trumpets a cappella. Optional rhythm section parts have been incorporated into the score and parts which add solo space and a delightful texture. With rhythm section, the timing of the piece, of course, expands to incorporate solo space.
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TRP-104 Body and Soul [5] Green, J. (Buselli)

Composer: Green, Johnny
Arranger: Buselli, Mark
Number of Trumpets: 4
Accompaniment: piano, guitar, bass, drums
Key: Db Major concert
Duration: 4 minutes and 30 seconds
Difficulty: 5
A light samba that sounds really nice on flugelhorns. Tasty lines and harmonies. Everyone gets a shot at the melody with solo spots for first and third. An eight-measure swing shout on trumpets heralds the return to the head. A very pretty chart.
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TRP-089 Bossa De Lux [4] Mobley, H. (Gale)

Composer: Mobley, Hank
Arranger: Gale, Warren
Number of Trumpets: 4
Accompaniment: Piano, guitar, bass and drums
Key: F Minor concert
Duration: 3 minutes
Difficulty: 4
A simple yet effective bossa nova in a minor key from the TRPS book of Mike Vax. No range demands. Rhythm section includes piano, guitar, bass, and drums. Head/solos/outchorus/head. Open solos all around. Changes are a little tricky but only mildly so. Flugelhorns are best suited for this piece.
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TRP-120 Bugler's Holiday [6] Anderson, L. (Metzger)

Composer: Anderson, Leroy
Arranger: Metzger, Charles
Number of Trumpets: 4
Key: Bb Major concert
Duration: 3 minutes
Difficulty: 6
Another version of this classic, this time for four trumpets a capella, and it works beautifully. Great fun to play and a terrific crowd pleaser. Needs four solid players. An alternate part for trumpet in E-flat is included for the first trumpet part. The work is dedicated to Mr. Metzger's favorite teacher, Anthony Pasquarelli. The recording features Mr. Metzger and friends.
ITG Journal, October 2014, page 101:
"...The three solo parts and orchestral accompaniment on condensed nicely into this fine arrangement that serves as an excellent closer or encore..."
- Luis Engelke
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TRP-048 Con Lenezza [5] Kimmell, J.

Con Lenezza

Composer: Kimmell, Jack Normain
Number of Trumpets: 4
Key: G Major concert
Duration: 3 minutes and 5 seconds
Difficulty: 5
Con lenezza means "in a quiet, gentle manner." A dramatic work that starts con lenezza and builds to a strong finish. The piece is slow all the way through, but contains lots of musical contrasts
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TRP-109 Con Suerte [6] Sharp, B.

Composer: Sharp, Brad
Number of Trumpets: 4
Accompaniment: piano, guitar, bass, drums
Key: C Minor concert
Duration: 4 minutes and 30 seconds
Difficulty: 6
Medium tempo original salsa. Lead trumpet to f'''. Typical Brad Sharp writing, with lots of counterpoint between pairs of trumpets. Fun and challenging to play.
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TRP-172 Concert Fanfare (simplified) [2] Ewazen, E. (Moshier)

Composer: Ewazen, Eric
Arranger: Moshier, Timothy
Number of Trumpets: 4
Key: Bb concert
Duration: 1 minute and 7 seconds
Difficulty: 2
A shortened and simplified version of one of the most popular pieces in the Triplo Press catalogue. Perfect for junior high level. Click here for the description of the original. In PDF format only.
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TRP-125 Cornet Chop Suey [6] Armstrong, L. (Vax)

Composer: Armstrong, Louis
Arranger: Vax, Mike
Number of Trumpets: 4
Accompaniment: Piano, bass, drums
Key: Eb Major concert
Duration: 5 minutes
Difficulty: 6
Louis Armstrong's landmark composition arranged for four trumpets and rhythm section. Great for style, and a real crowd pleaser. Open solo spaces. For Mike Vax's TRPTS.
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TRP-094 Crisis [7] Hubbard, F. (Kase)

Composer: Hubbard, Freddie
Arranger: Kase, Chris
Number of Trumpets: 4
Accompaniment: Piano, guitar, bass and drums
Key: D Minor concert
Duration: 5 minutes
Difficulty: 7
Switching between Latin and swing, this is a harmonically complex tune that is otherwise not too difficult but requires stylistically mature players. Excellent writing for the trumpets. Piano chords are written out (with changes) as is the bass line. Flexible roadmap.
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TRP-126 Dialogues for Trumpet Quartet [7] Levy, R.

Composer: Levy, Robert
Number of Trumpets: 4
Duration: 4 minutes
Difficulty: 7
For Liz, Nicole, Michelle, and Luke. A 20th century work with lots of color and interplay. Tricky counting and requires lots of rehearsals, but well worth it. An excellent work.
ITG Journal, October 2014, page 104:
"...the effort invested in this quartet will pay large dividends in creating teamwork and ensemble skills, as well as providing a work of great enjoyment to the listener."
- James Zingara - University of Alabama at Birmingham
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TRP-102 Dizzy's Business [4] Wilkins, E. (Sharp)

Composer: Wilkins, Ernie
Arranger: Sharp, Brad
Number of Trumpets: 4
Accompaniment: piano
Key: Ab Major concert
Duration: 3 minutes
Difficulty: 4
A lightish, straight ahead medium up-tempo head/solos/head/out. Lead trumpet to high C, with optional F's. One of Brad's simpler charts, cute and fun. Drums on brushes.
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TRP-093 El Cumbanchero [4] Hernandez, R. (Morales-Matos)

Composer: Hernandez, Rafael
Arranger: Morales-Matos, Jaime
Number of Trumpets: 4
Accompaniment: Piano, guitar, bass and drums
Key: C Minor concert
Duration: 5 minutes
Difficulty: 4
Salsa (rhumba). Great idiomatic arrangement of this classic latin tune. Rhythm parts are written out to facilitate style. Solo space for all in the refrain section. From the Triplo Press TRPS jazz trumpet quartet series.
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TRP-101 Falling in Love With Love [6] Hart, R. (Sharp)

Composer: Hart, Rogers &
Arranger: Sharp, Brad
Number of Trumpets: 4
Accompaniment: piano, guitar, bass, drums
Key: Bb Major concert
Duration: 4 minutes
Difficulty: 6
A jazz waltz with a harmonized solo section and open solo and shout sections in 4/4. Clever, sophisticated writing, with tight, extended harmonies typical of Brad's arrangements.
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TRP-088 Fat Vinnie [5] Harrison, H. (Olcott)

Composer: Harrison, Herb
Transcriber: Olcott, James L.
Number of Trumpets: 4
Accompaniment: Piano, guitar, bass and drums
Key: Eb Major concert
Duration: 3 minutes and 10 seconds
Difficulty: 5
More medium tempo be-bop. Lead trumpet to high C, and takes solo trades with drums. Not quite as "involved" as the other be-bop tunes, but still swings hard. From the TRPTS Jazz Quartet Series.
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TRP-081 Four More Foxes [7] Maiden, W. (Vax)

Composer: Maiden, Willie
Arranger: Vax, Mike
Number of Trumpets: 4
Accompaniment: Piano, guitar, bass and drums
Key: Eb Major concert
Duration: 5 minutes
Difficulty: 7
An expansion by Mike Vax of Willie's Three More Foxes, the famous blues originally written for Maynard Ferguson. Thus, as one would expect, there are some range demands (g'''). With rhythm section (piano, guitar, bass and drums). A great classic and great fun to play. Everyone has the opportunity to solo. From the TRPTS Jazz Quartet Series
ITG Journal, June 2008, page 79:
"...a brilliant way of showcasing four players." "...While the (edition requires) considerable ensemble work and individual practice, the rewards are plentiful."
- Luis Engelke
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TRP-034 Four Sequential Ceremonial Fanfares [3] Olcott, J.

Four Sequential Ceremonial Fanfares

Composer: Olcott, James L.
Number of Trumpets: 4
Key: Ab Major concert
Duration: various
Difficulty: 3
Approximately 25 seconds each. A modern sounding set of strong fanfares based on a common theme. Each fanfare adds another voice and becomes a little more complex. Commissioned for the opening of the Nutter Center Sports Complex in Dayton, Ohio USA. Click here to read what the ITG Journal said of this piece.
ITG Journal, December 1992, page 50:
"...spectacular to use at that next special occasion."
- Bruce Chidester, School of Music, University of Northern Iowa
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TRP-105 Joy Spring [7] Brown, C. (Sharp)

Composer: Brown, Clifford
Arranger: Sharp, Brad
Number of Trumpets: 4
Accompaniment: piano, guitar, bass, drums
Key: F Major concert
Duration: 5 minutes
Difficulty: 7
A great arrangement of this classic done in SuperSax style with Clifford Brown's famous solo as a harmonized chorus for the whole section. Very clever and fun to play and work on. Another Brad Sharp beauty.
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TRP-130 La Sirena [4] Ouimette, T.

Composer: Ouimette, Tim
Number of Trumpets: 4
Accompaniment: Piano, bass, drums
Key: Eb Minor concert
Duration: 3 minutes and 15 seconds
Difficulty: 4
A very tasty bossa nova. Uses optional (but advised) flugelhorns throughout.
ITG Journal, June 2015, page 86:
"...well arranged and enjoyable piece and can be performed by most advanced level high school and college groups."
- James Zingara, University of Alabama - Birmingham
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TRP-142 Laudi alla Vergine Maria [4] Verdi, G. (Turnbull)

Composer: Verdi, Giuseppe
Transcriber: Turnbull, David Ray
Number of Trumpets: 4
Key: F Major concert
Duration: 5 minutes and 14 seconds
Difficulty: 4
Edited by James Olcott. Originally a work for female choir. Beautiful, slow and dramatic. Great for work on phrase, control, intonation, blend, and the choral style in general. Works great with four, but is most effective with more than one person on a part. The recording is by the Washington State University Trumpet Ensemble under the direction of David Turnbull.
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TRP-087 Laura! Are You In There? [6] Harrison, H. (Olcott)

Composer: Harrison, Herb
Transcriber: Olcott, James L.
Number of Trumpets: 4
Accompaniment: Piano, guitar, bass and drums
Key: C Major concert
Duration: 3 minutes and 20 seconds
Difficulty: 6
Yep, Laura is in there. Medium tempo be-bop with some fun intertwining lines. Lead trumpet to high C. Second trumpet has the solo. Drums have space as well.
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TRP-165 Legbone [5] Gillis, R.

Composer: Gillis, Richard
Number of Trumpets: 4
Key: F Minor concert
Duration: 3 minutes and 33 seconds
Difficulty: 5
A terrific shuffle for four trumpets without rhythm section. Great characteristic bass and melodic lines that set up a really cool groove. Trading off solo space for two trumpets. You need to listen to the recording on this one (recorded by the composer) – you'll be hooked. It's that cool, and it falls into place pretty quickly.
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TRP-079 Licketysplit [7] Field, P. (Vax)

Composer: Field, Philip
Arranger: Vax, Mike
Number of Trumpets: 4
Accompaniment: piano, guitar, bass and drums
Key: F Major concert
Duration: 1 minute and 50 seconds
Difficulty: 7
A real bebop treat at a very fast tempo (MM=240). Not much demand for range, but fingers are a must. Beautiful quartet writing and very exciting. With rhythm section (piano, guitar, bass and drums). From the TRPTS Jazz Quartet Series Recording by Mike Vax and TRPTS on Summit Records DCD 308.
ITG Journal, June 2008, page 79:
"...a brilliant way of showcasing four players." "...While the (edition requires) considerable ensemble work and individual practice, the rewards are plentiful."
- Luis Engelke
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TRP-131 Mambo's Mambo [6] Kimmell, J.

Composer: Kimmell, Jack Normain
Number of Trumpets: 4
Accompaniment: Piano, bass, drums w/optional congas and claves.
Key: F Minor concert
Duration: 5 minutes
Difficulty: 6
A through-written mambo. Excellent groove with challenging rhythms and licks for all instruments. Bass and piano parts are written out. Parts for drums and optional claves and congas. The band does a vocal section, too (and it works and the audience loves it). Note: the solo section for trumpet 1 eight measures before Rehearsal Letter K can be improvised on an E7 chord as done in the recording.
ITG Journal, June 2015, page 86:
"...well arranged and enjoyable piece and can be performed by most advanced level high school and college groups."
- James Zingara, University of Alabama - Birmingham
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TRP-085 Nasty Sabrina [6] Harrison, H. (Olcott)

Composer: Harrison, Herb
Transcriber: Olcott, James L.
Number of Trumpets: 4
Accompaniment: Piano, guitar, bass and drums
Key: F Major concert
Duration: 3 minutes
Difficulty: 6
Medium up tempo with some great lines. Swings hard. Lead trumpet to high C. Trumpet 2 and guitar have the rides. From the TRPTS Jazz Quartet Series.
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TRP-171 O Canada [3] Lavallee, C. (Olcott)

Composer: Lavallee, Calixa
Arranger: Olcott, James L.
Number of Trumpets: 4
Key: F concert
Duration: 1 minute and 2 seconds
Difficulty: 3
The national anthem of Canada and part of the Triplo Press Patriotic Series. Can be played to full effect with four trumpets. Trumpets three and four have a few split optional parts and the final chord is voiced out to eight, so an ensemble of any size can create a very inspiring rendition of the work. This is a very effective piece. Available in pdf only.
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TRP-107 One on Top [5] Sharp, B.

Composer: Sharp, Brad
Number of Trumpets: 4
Accompaniment: piano, guitar, bass, drums
Key: Ab Major concert
Duration: 4 minutes
Difficulty: 5
Excellent hip-hop funk. Great lines and great changes, with Brad's great voicings, interesting harmonies and quirky out-chorus lines. Really fun to play, and a super audience pleaser. The examples are of score excerpts and the first trumpet part.
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TRP-152 Potter's Hill Fanfare [5] Nagy, R.

Composer: Nagy, Russell
Number of Trumpets: 4
Key: F concert
Duration: 2 minutes and 20 seconds
Difficulty: 5
Concert fanfare. Exciting and fun to play. Great opener. NOTE: to view the video full screen to better see the music, click on the lower right hand corner of the video.
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TRP-046 Scherzino [6] Kimmell, J.

Scherzino

Composer: Kimmell, Jack Normain
Number of Trumpets: 4
Key: G Major concert
Duration: 1 minute and 10 seconds
Difficulty: 6
Short, quick, tricky, lightish and fun to play, rehearse and perform. It is similar in writing style to the Suite (see below). A very effective piece with lots of rhythmic and melodic interaction.
ITG Journal, February 1999, page 54:
"Joining a long list of excellent trumpet ensemble publications from Triplo Press..." "...an "edgy" little piece with its own sense of style and atmosphere." "...sensibly written...well-crafted work for a good high school or college level ensemble..." "Refreshingly, rhythmic interest...(,) accomplished through well-written rhythmic figures, accents, articulations, and various simple meters...(along with) wide intervals(,) produce a humorous "limp" technique..." "...typesetting... is clear and concise." "... a worthwhile addition to the trumpet ensemble repertoire."
- Thomas Wilson, Colorado College, Colorado Springs, Colorado USA
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TRP-080 Short Stop [6] Rogers, S. (Wilson)

Composer: Rogers, Shorty
Arranger: Wilson, Curt
Number of Trumpets: 4
Accompaniment: piano, guitar, bass and drums
Key: Bb Major concert
Duration: 4 minutes and 40 seconds
Difficulty: 6
A very exciting professional level arrangement of this classic blues. Medium up tempo. With rhythm section (piano, guitar, bass and drums). From the TRPTS Jazz Quartet Series Recording by Mike Vax and TRPTS on Summit Records DCD 308
ITG Journal, June 2008, page 79:
"...a brilliant way of showcasing four players." "...While the (edition requires) considerable ensemble work and individual practice, the rewards are plentiful."
- Luis Engelke
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TRP-092 Sophisticated Lady [4] Ellington, D. (Wilson)

Composer: Ellington, Duke
Arranger: Wilson, Curt
Number of Trumpets: 4
Accompaniment: piano, guitar, bass and drums
Key: Ab Major concert
Duration: 3 minutes
Difficulty: 4
Easy, very tasty and pretty bossa nova. Works best with flugelhorns, but effective either way. Head/solos (keyboard or guitar) with a few backgrounds/head. Arranged for Mike Vax and TRPTS
ITG Journal, January 2010, page 91:
This beautiful bossa nova adaptation works extremely well, particularly when performed on flugelhorns as suggested. ...will work extremely well in performance, or..could easily be used to teach sgyle and ensemble skill in a masterclass or trumpet ensemble setting.
- Luis Engelke
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TRP-045 Suite for Four Trumpets [6] Kimmell, J.

Suite for Four Trumpets

Composer: Kimmell, Jack Normain
Number of Trumpets: 4
Key: Bb Major concert
Duration: 11 minutes
Difficulty: 6
Four movements: Entrada, Lullabye, Scherzo, and Finale. A very idiomatic piece for the trumpet with lots of action for all four parts, but in appropriate tessituras. Another work fun to play and perform.
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TRP-055 Suite No. 2 for Four Trumpets [5] Kimmell, J.

Suite No. 2 for Four Trumpets

Composer: Kimmell, Jack Normain
Number of Trumpets: 4
Key: Bb Major concert
Duration: 7 minutes
Difficulty: 5
Three movements: Allegro con spirito; Andante cantabile; Tempo rigoroso. Similar in styles to the Suite for Four Trumpets (TRP-45).
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TRP-137 Tap Dance [5] Ouimette, T.

Composer: Ouimette, Tim
Number of Trumpets: 4
Accompaniment: Piano, bass, drums
Key: C concert
Duration: 3 minutes
Difficulty: 5
A light, uptempo piece that features your drummer a la Basie's "Cute" (brush work). Excellent change of pace. Trumpet parts not dificult, but the tempo and time sense requires a good rhythm section. Really fun and effective
ITG Journal, June 2015, page 86:
"...well arranged and enjoyable piece and can be performed by most advanced level high school and college groups."
- James Zingara,University of Alabama- Birmingham
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TRP-058 Telemann Suite [4] Telemann, G. (Bjornes)

Composer: Telemann, Georg Philipp
Arranger: Bjornes, William
Number of Trumpets: 4
Key: various
Duration: 7 minutes
Difficulty: 4
Four pieces (La MajestŽ, La Grace, L'Amour, La Vigilance) from Twelve Heroic Marches arranged in excellent style. Wise use of tessitura for the grade level. Effective, accessible. On the Ohio Music Educators Association Contest List.
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TRP-164 The Gaze [5] Gillis, R.

Composer: Gillis, Richard
Number of Trumpets: 4
Key: Eb Minor concert
Duration: 2 minutes and 32 seconds
Difficulty: 5
Medium tempo (ca.120 bpm) a capella latin with a terrific understated feel and captivating rhythmic lines in bass, accompaniment, and melody. The use of rhythm and rhythmic space is rather unique - and really fun. Tricky rhythms. A great change-of-pace from the usual trumpet section jazz material. By the way, the recording is by the composer. Nice, isn't it?
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TRP-128 The Scooter [5] Ouimette, T.

Composer: Ouimette, Tim
Number of Trumpets: 4
Key: F Major concert
Duration: 4 minutes
Difficulty: 5
A medium jazz shuffle blues with a really excellent groove and fun to play. Lead trumpet to high D w/optional high G. Excellent innovative writing and not taxing. The recording features Tim and his ensemble.
ITG Journal, June 2015, page 86:
"...well arranged and enjoyable piece and can be performed by most advanced level high school and college groups."
- James Zingara, University of Alabama - Birmingham
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TRP-149 There Was a Pig Went Out to Dig [5] anon., (. (Grainger)

Composer: anon., (traditional)
Arranger: Grainger, Percy Aldridge
Number of Trumpets: 4
Key: D Minor concert
Duration: 1 minute and 40 seconds
Difficulty: 5
Transcribed by Scott Muntefering. A very cute and fanciful arrangement originally for four-part children's or female choir that translates perfectly for trumpets. Very fun to play. Short and sweet. Uses the dorian mode.
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TRP-140 Three for Four [2] Horven, V. (Olcott)

Composer: Horven, Vera
Arranger: Olcott, James L.
Number of Trumpets: 4
Key: various
Duration: 5 minutes
Difficulty: 2
Composed for (and perfect for) junior high trumpeters, these three short pieces for four players (Tango, Andante, and Allegro, in keys of written A minor, E minor, and F) feature engaging melodies with attractive harmonies, accompaniment figures, and little challenges for everyone. Well edited, including articulations and breath marks. The second and third works were first introduced as a capella melodies in 2002 in "Twenty-one Norwegian Trumpet Soli," published by Wolfgang G. Haas-Musikverlag Koln e. K., and are used here by permission. The first melody and the arrangements for all three quartets are by James Olcott. NOTE: because of the 16th notes, this work could be put in grade 3, but the lines are rudimentary enough to keep it as a grade 2 (see examples by clicking the treble clef next to the microphones).
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TRP-077 Three Miniatures [6] Needham, C.

Composer: Needham, Clint
Number of Trumpets: 4
Key: C Major concert
Duration: 5 minutes
Difficulty: 6
Fanfare; Eternal Call of Taps; Fugue and Flourishes. Commissioned by Bugles Across America. Intertwining lines, both melodic and rhythmic, combine the hymn Eternal Father and Taps into a rather complex, fascinating and effective five-minute composition. NOTE: to view the video full screen to better see the music, click on the lower right hand corner of the video.
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TRP-115 Three Nordic Quartets [2] Horven, V. (Olcott)

Composer: Horven, Vera
Arranger: Olcott, James L.
Number of Trumpets: 4
Key: various
Duration: various
Difficulty: 2
Composed for (and perfect for) junior high trumpeters, these three pieces (Moderato-joyfully, Adagio, and Allegro, in keys of written G, A minor, and F) feature engaging melodies with attractive harmonies, accompaniment figures, and little challenges for everyone. Well edited, including articulations and occasional fingering reminders. Each piece is about two minutes in duration. The first and third works were first introduced as a capella melodies in 2002 in "Twenty-one Norwegian Trumpet Soli," published by Wolfgang G. Haas-Musikverlag Koln e. K., and are used here by permission. The second melody and the arrangements for all three pieces are by James Olcott. NOTE: to view the video full screen to better see the music, click on the lower right hand corner of the video.
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TRP-090 Three Pieces [2] Gates, G.

Composer: Gates, G. Everett
Number of Trumpets: 4
Key: various
Duration: various
Difficulty: 2
Simple but interesting and fun both melodically and harmonically. Great for intonation practice and counting. Introduces fugue writing, triplets, and swing. Musically quite effective. Recordings left to right: Movement 1, Movement 2, Movement 3.
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TRP-143 TranspoJazz [5] Olcott, J.

Composer: Olcott, James L.
Number of Trumpets: 4
Key: various
Duration: various
Difficulty: 5
Fourteen jazz quartets written for enjoyment and the practice of transposition. Published in 2003 by Triplo Press with all parts transposed as 14 Recreational Jazz Quartets (TRP-069), TranspoJazz was originally composed to give students experience in playing jazz while improving skills in the art of transposition and is reproduced here in its original format. The works are fun, short, varied in tempo and style, musically satisfying, and provide challenges in counting, phrase, ensemble performance - and transposition.
ITG Journal, March 2016, page 76:
...a great collection for any trumpet player or trumpet teacher's library due to the challenges presented for sight reading and transposition.
- Anne McNamara
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TRP-082 Wild Man Blues [7] Armstrong, L. (Gale)

Composer: Armstrong, Louis
Arranger: Gale, Warren
Number of Trumpets: 4
Accompaniment: Piano, guitar, bass and drums
Key: Ab Major concert
Duration: 3 minutes and 50 seconds
Difficulty: 7
Louis Armstrong's famous solo on Wild Man Blues arranged for four trumpets ala Supersax. An amazing and challenging - and fun - study in style. With rhythm section (piano, guitar, bass and drums). From the TRPTS Jazz Quartet Series Recording by Mike Vax and TRPTS on Summit Records DCD 308.
ITG Journal, June 2008, page 79:
"...a brilliant way of showcasing four players." "...While the (edition requires) considerable ensemble work and individual practice, the rewards are plentiful."
- Luuis Engelke
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