Composer: Moser, Franz
Editor: Olcott, James L.
Number of Trumpets: 12
Key: C Major concert
Duration: 8 minutes
Edited for 3 C trumpets, 9 B-flat trumpets and bass trumpet (trombone can substitute). One of the best of the classic pieces for trumpet ensemble. All of the elements are here: excellent lines, challenging interplay, great rhythmic vitality, and harmonic interest. Challenging for every player. Available in print form only.
ITG Journal, February 2003, page 41:
"Commencing with a pulsing exchange between the quartets and climaxing in a grand cadence of heroic proportions, Scherzo is ripe with potential for audience appeal. Listeners are carried to peak after peak, let down gently, and allowed to follow the ascent once more. Based upon the inherent musical merit of the piece, its pedagogical worth, and the high quality printing characteristic of Triplo Press, the list price should not be a deterent to placing Moser's Scherzo in libraries and on programs with regularity.