Concerto for Trumpet and Orchestra

For a composer who comes from a performance background, writing a concerto was a particularly appealing project. I love the clear, brilliant sound of the trumpet, and of course it works wonderfully as a solo instrument against the combined forces of the orchestra. I was also well aware of the relative lack of "meaty" concertos for trumpet -- this piece has since been described as a substantial contribution to the repertory and has been performed widely in the United States as well as internationally.

Concerto for Trumpet is available in a piano reduction from Balquhidder Music and major music retailers. The orchestral version is available for rental from Theodore Presser.

This piece was originally orchestrated for a classical- size orchestra with double winds and brass, and a piano reduction was later commissioned by Mary L. Thornton as part of her doctoral dissertation project at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. The piece was also written up in the International Trumpet Guild Journal.

For tips on playing the Bernofsky Concerto, visit all things trumpet; A Trumpet Musician's Resource.

Allegro

 

 

Allegro (download MP3)

Cantilena

 

 

Cantilena (download MP3)

Allegro leggiero

 

 

Allegro leggiero (download MP3)

Performers
Gary Peterson, trumpet
Symphony Orchestra, Halsnoy Musikksommerskole
Kjell Seim, conductor