Cover image of Selected Duets for Trumpet Podcast
(4)
Education
Music
Courses

Selected Duets for Trumpet Podcast

Updated 5 days ago

Education
Music
Courses
Read more

David Summer plays Selected Duets for Trumpet. Using his home recording studio, David has recorded some of the duets from the book Selected Duets for Trumpet, Volume 1 Edited by H.Voxman. These trumpet duets are standard learning material for trumpet students taking trumpet lessons and can be fun to play for all trumpet players. In addition to being educational, the duets may also be used by two trumpets in performance. They are especially effective for brass players who are playing wedding ceremonies, church services and other occasions calling for majestic or elegant brass music. This podcast contains the recordings of both trumpet parts, played as a duet. As a resource for trumpet students and trumpet teachers, David has also recorded each of these duets in a trumpet 2 only version that can be used as a play along. The matching trumpet 2 only version for each of these recordings can be found on the Trumpet Podcast page of David's website at www.summersong.net.

Read more

David Summer plays Selected Duets for Trumpet. Using his home recording studio, David has recorded some of the duets from the book Selected Duets for Trumpet, Volume 1 Edited by H.Voxman. These trumpet duets are standard learning material for trumpet students taking trumpet lessons and can be fun to play for all trumpet players. In addition to being educational, the duets may also be used by two trumpets in performance. They are especially effective for brass players who are playing wedding ceremonies, church services and other occasions calling for majestic or elegant brass music. This podcast contains the recordings of both trumpet parts, played as a duet. As a resource for trumpet students and trumpet teachers, David has also recorded each of these duets in a trumpet 2 only version that can be used as a play along. The matching trumpet 2 only version for each of these recordings can be found on the Trumpet Podcast page of David's website at www.summersong.net.

iTunes Ratings

4 Ratings
Average Ratings
1
2
0
1
0

Rip can u please

By _Just_Another_Gamer_ - Jan 26 2018
Read more
Can you add page 14 number 10

iTunes Ratings

4 Ratings
Average Ratings
1
2
0
1
0

Rip can u please

By _Just_Another_Gamer_ - Jan 26 2018
Read more
Can you add page 14 number 10
Cover image of Selected Duets for Trumpet Podcast

Selected Duets for Trumpet Podcast

Latest release on Oct 24, 2010

The Best Episodes Ranked Using User Listens

Updated by OwlTail 5 days ago

Rank #1: Page28 #4, Allegretto

Podcast cover
Read more
Selected Duets for Trumpet, Page 28 Number 4, Allegretto, performed by David Summer.
This duet, by Clodomir, should be played with a light tongue and strict observance of the staccato markings. These carry through almost the entire duet with only brief respites. These are marked dolce (sweetly) and grazioso (gracefully).
There are also several key changes present. The piece starts in the key of g minor. Then, at the first “dolce” marking the key changes to the relative major, Bb major. On the second line of the second page of the duet, the key changes back to g minor with a descending figure that leads back into a restatement of the initial melody. The third page of the duet changes the key again, from g minor to the parallel major, G major. (This time the key change is marked) The second line of the 3rd page has another key change, from G major to the relative minor, e minor. This is short lived as the key goes back to G major before the Da Capo.
An inexperienced student may find that the duet taxes his or her endurance, as it is relatively long. The teacher should allow rests as needed, but at the same time may point out that the student should try to increase his or her endurance so that they can play pieces of this length with out a rest, if needed.
The metronome setting for this performance is dotted quarter note = 96.

May 02 2010

3mins

Play

Rank #2: Page12 #5, Menuet

Podcast cover
Read more
Selected Duets for Trumpet, Page 12 Number 5, Menuet, performed by David Summer.
This duet is entitled "Menuet". It's a spelling variation on the word "Minuet". As previously noted, a minuet is a social dance of French origin, for two people, in 3/4 time. This minuet follows the classic early form, with two sections of eight bars each.
The metronome setting for this performance is quarter note = 96.

Jul 12 2009

1min

Play

Rank #3: Page10 #2, Christmas Song

Podcast cover
Read more
Selected Duets for Trumpet, Page 10 Number 2, Christmas Song, performed by David Summer.
This is another simple duet with an interesting tempo marking. Little clue is giving to the origin of this duet. Perhaps it celebrates Sinterklaas, the Dutch figure that formed the basis for the North American figure of Santa Claus.
Because it's a short duet, I've repeated the entire duet and the metronome setting for this performance is quarter note = 132.

May 31 2009

Play

Rank #4: Page10 #1, Old German Song

Podcast cover
Read more
Selected Duets for Trumpet, Page 10 Number 1, Old German Song, performed by David Summer.
The composer of this duet, Valentin Rathgeber, was a versatile and prolific baroque composer. He was one of the most popular and respected composers from southern Germany. His works for trumpet include a "Concerto for 2 trumpets, 2 violins & continuo in D major".
This simple, but effective, duet is reminiscent of a cannon at the beginning and contains an interesting tempo marking, open to interpretation. The trumpet 2 part of the duet stays down in the lower register of the trumpet, or "down in the mud" as brass players like to say, through most of the piece.
The metronome setting for this performance is quarter note = 112.

May 17 2009

Play

Rank #5: Page22 #19, Jumping Dance

Podcast cover
Read more
Selected Duets for Trumpet, Page 22 Number 19, Jumping Dance, performed by David Summer.
This duet is reminiscent of the previous duets that were imitative of a hunting horn, except this time the image is meant to be of a dance that includes jumping in the air. There are some back and forth sections where, at times, the student will be playing alone.
The metronome setting for this performance is dotted quarter note = 76.

Jan 24 2010

1min

Play

Rank #6: Page34 #1, Rondinetto

Podcast cover
Read more
Selected Duets for Trumpet, Page 34 Number 1, Rondinetto, performed by David Summer.
The composer of this duet, Louis A. Saint-Jacome, was also a solo cornetist and musical arranger. Originally from Paris France, Saint-Jacome moved to London, England where he worked as a musical arranger for the Messieurs La Fleur Publishing Company. While there, Saint-Jacome wrote his famous Grand Method For Trumpet Or Cornet in 1870. This comprehensive trumpet or cornet method book is still in wide use today, having been edited by another famous trumpeter, Claude Gordon. Later in his life Saint-Jacome became cornet tuner and tester for the Besson brass instrument company in London.
This duet begins in the key of Bb and then changes to Bb minor in the Trio section. Usually this section is played a bit slower than the rest of the piece, but while making this recording I've kept the tempo consistent for the sake of the play along track that accompanies this podcast.
In this recording, there are no repeats taken except for the DS and the metronome setting for this performance is quarter note = 84.

May 30 2010

2mins

Play

Rank #7: Page24 #22, Giga

Podcast cover
Read more
Selected Duets for Trumpet, Page 24 Number 22, Giga, performed by David Summer.
A Giga like the previously titled duet "Gigue" is a lively baroque dance originating from the British jig. Again, this is 6/8 time at a fast tempo, played "in 2". That is, heavily accenting the first and the fourth beats of the measure. The first section of the duet features some canonic, or imitative musical phrases.
The metronome setting for this performance is dotted quarter note = 88.

Mar 07 2010

1min

Play

Rank #8: Page30 #5, Allegretto

Podcast cover
Read more
Selected Duets for Trumpet, Page 30 Number 5, Allegretto, performed by David Summer.
This is the last duet in the series of 5 duets by French composer Pierre François Clodomir. The teacher should take the opportunity to point out the various scales and arpeggios that are clearly present here.
The student may need to be cautioned not to let the tempo run away on the 16th note runs and to watch the key change on the second page. Again, a light tongue is helpful here.
The metronome setting for this performance is dotted quarter note = 80.

May 16 2010

1min

Play

Rank #9: Page23 #20, Minuet

Podcast cover
Read more
Selected Duets for Trumpet, Page 23 Number 20, Minuet, performed by David Summer.
This minuet, by Haag, is evocative of summer concerts in the park, especially in the trio section of the duet. Recall that a "trio section" is the third section of a piece and generally changes key, adding flats. "Trio" sections are especially prevalent in marches.
The metronome setting for this performance is quarter note = 96.

Feb 07 2010

2mins

Play

Rank #10: Page11 #3, There Rode Three Horsemen

Podcast cover
Read more
Selected Duets for Trumpet, Page 11 Number 3, There Rode Three Horsemen, performed by David Summer.
Similar in style to the duet entitled Hunting Scene and also played as 6/8 "in 2". It can be a challenge for a student to properly subdivide the rhythms in this duet. Particularly the 5 beats represented in the dotted quarter tied to a quarter note.
Because it's a short duet, I've repeated the entire duet and the metronome setting for this performance is dotted quarter note = 76.

Jun 14 2009

Play

Rank #11: Page38 #4, Rondo

Podcast cover
Read more
Selected Duets for Trumpet, Page 38 Number 4, Rondo, performed by David Summer.
Michel de la Barre, the composer of this duet, was also a famous flutist. He is credited with being the first composer to publish music for solo flute. This duet does have a somewhat delicate, flute-like quality to it.
The duet is in the key of F# minor, with a brief foray into C# minor, and contains several E sharps and B sharps that should be pointed out to the student. This is a good opportunity for the teacher to review the concept of enharmonic notes.
The held-over notes in lines 3 and 6 may also present a rhythmic challenge for a student. The teacher may want to assign both parts of this duet to a student since both parts are generally of equal melodic importance.
The metronome setting for this performance is quarter note = 108.

Jun 13 2010

1min

Play

Rank #12: Page24 #21, Musette

Podcast cover
Read more
Selected Duets for Trumpet, Page 24 Number 21, Musette, performed by David Summer.
A Musette is probably best known as the name of an instrument that is similar to a bagpipe. It was popular in the 1700's and used in a wide variety of music including chamber music and operas. The piccolo oboe, also known as the piccoloboe, the smallest and highest pitched member of the oboe family, pitched in E-flat or F above the regular oboe, is also historically known as an oboe musette. Finally, Bal-musette is a style of French music and dance that first became popular in Paris in the 1880s.
Since this Musette duet is labeled as being from the 18th Century, it's probably named "Musette" because a Musette (the instrument similar to a bagpipe) was the instrument the composer intended the duet to be performed on. This is a good duet for students to practice counting and performing 6/8 meter "in 6" rather than the more common 6/8 "in 2".
The metronome setting for this performance is eigth note = 96.

Feb 21 2010

2mins

Play

Rank #13: Page25 #1, Moderato

Podcast cover
Read more
Selected Duets for Trumpet, Page 25 Number 1, Moderato, performed by David Summer.
This duet begins a section of 5 duets by Pierre François Clodomir. Clodomir, a 19th century French composer, wrote a brass method book, published in 1870 entitled "Méthode élémetaire de cornet à pistons".
In this first duet in the series, special attention should be paid to the syncopated 2nd trumpet part in the 4th line. Also, right before the daCapo, this duet contains a brief “question and answer” section, as we've seen in several of the previous duets.
The metronome setting for this performance is quarter note = 100.

Mar 21 2010

1min

Play

Rank #14: Page20 #17, Andante

Podcast cover
Read more
Selected Duets for Trumpet, Page 20 Number 17, Andante, performed by David Summer.
This duet is simply entitled Andante, which translates roughly to "at a walking pace". The second part of the piece makes use of a simple, but effective descending line in the Trumpet 2 part, which nicely offsets the Trumpet 1 melody line.
The metronome setting for this performance is quarter note = 92.

Dec 27 2009

1min

Play

Rank #15: Page18 #15, Lustily

Podcast cover
Read more
Selected Duets for Trumpet, Page 18 Number 15, Lustily, performed by David Summer.
This is another duet with an interesting tempo marking, open to interpretation. I'm taking this one to mean "with exuberance". Call and response sections are another feature, along with a poco allargando tempo marking at the end. "Poco allargando" generally means to get a bit slower and broader.
The metronome setting for this performance is quarter note = 126.

Nov 29 2009

1min

Play

Rank #16: Page18 #14, Allegretto

Podcast cover
Read more
Selected Duets for Trumpet, Page 18 Number 14, Allegretto, performed by David Summer.
Here is another duet that changes time signature midway through the piece. This time the composer is Walrad Guericke and the duet is probably from his collection of duets for two recorders.
The 2/4 section of the duet is written in a style that is in marked contrast to the first section (in 3/4). The 2/4 section has a jagged sound that is amplified by the use of an ascending grace note in the first and third measures as well as several measures of staccato eight notes.
The metronome setting for this performance is quarter note = 100.

Nov 15 2009

1min

Play

Rank #17: Page14 #9, Larghetto

Podcast cover
Read more
Selected Duets for Trumpet, Page 14 Number 9, Larghetto, performed by David Summer.
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart is not a name you often see associated with the trumpet. Mozart's works for wind instruments concentrated on the flute and clarinet. This duet was likely originally a duet for one of those instruments. Of course Mozart, firmly in the classical period, is probably most famous for his operas.
Larghetto, the de facto title of this duet, is a tempo marking meaning a bit faster than Largo. It's often a challenge for a student to maintain a steady, slow tempo. I've found that generally students will have a tendency to start to speed up, particularly when reaching the second half of the duet, where the second trumpet's rhythm is much different from that of the first trumpet.
The metronome setting for this performance is quarter note = 76.

Sep 20 2009

1min

Play

Rank #18: Page12 #6, Adagio

Podcast cover
Read more
Selected Duets for Trumpet, Page 12 Number 6, Adagio, performed by David Summer.
Simply entitled Adagio, this 18th Century duet can prove a challenge for students in a several areas. First is keeping a steady tempo at this slow tempo. Students are prone to rush, especially when playing the 1st trumpet solo passages. Next are the 32nd notes that occur in the 3rd beat in several measures. I sometimes instruct my students to think of these are if they were grace notes, which they may well have been in the original version of this piece. Also slurring these 32nd notes may challenge the student, particularly as they occur in an ascending passage. The advice I give here is to make a slight "flick" of the tongue, while making sure to maintain the air stream, when you get to these notes.
The metronome setting for this performance is quarter note = 72.

Jul 26 2009

1min

Play

Rank #19: Page7 #7, Minuet

Podcast cover
Read more
Selected Duets for Trumpet, Page 7 Number 7, Minuet, performed by David Summer.
A minuet is a social dance of French origin, for two people, in 3/4 time. This simple, but elegant, minuet has the trumpet 2 part echoing the trumpet 1 part a fifth lower in several places.
The metronome setting for this performance is quarter note = 112.

Apr 05 2009

1min

Play

Rank #20: Page6 #6, Hunting Scene

Podcast cover
Read more
Selected Duets for Trumpet, Page 6 Number 6, Hunting Scene, performed by David Summer.
This duet invokes an image of a European style hunting expedition, complete with the sounding of the hunting horn (the "Trompe-de-Chasse"), from which the modern French Horn is descended.
The time signature for this duet is 6/8. When 6/8 is at a fast tempo, it's often said to be "in 2". The performer heavily accents 2 beats to a measure, the first and the fourth beats.
The metronome setting for this performance is dotted quarter note = 72.

Mar 22 2009

1min

Play