|A Trumpeter's Listening List||
The most basic performance challenge is to play one note perfectly, therefore, most warm-ups begin with long tones. The value in long tones is in the blowing; blowing against your best sound, undistracted by valves or motion of any kind. Learn to love the beautiful sound that you can make and always make a sound that you can love. Music is an art sculptured in sound and your tone color is the single most important element in your playing.
Gabrieli Canzonas and Sonatas
Bach: B Minor Mass
Telemann Trumpet Concerto
Music for the Royal Fireworks
A Few Recommended Recordings
The recordings listed below provide excellent examples of great brass playing, there are, of course, numerous additional examples. (OK, Jessye Norman is a vocalist not a brass player, but she creates such a huge, breath supported tone, that she is a good role model for any wind instrumentalist.)
http://cdbaby.com/cd/jamesdarling --Sonatas for Trumpet, James
Darling, trumpet, Genevieve Sidoti, piano.
Deutsche Gramaphon: D-115302--Copland, Appalachian Spring et al., Ray Mase, trumpet, Orpheus Chamber Orch.
EMI Classics: 5 67783 2--Richard Strauss and Paul Himdemith horn concerti, Dennis Brain, horn.
EMI Classics: 5 66950 2--Mozart, horn concerti, Dennis Brain, horn, Karajan, cond./Philharmonia Orch.
Naxos: 8.553531--The Art of Baroque Trumpet, Niklas Eklund, Baroque trumpet.
Phillips: 411052-2--R. Strauss, Vier Letzte Lieder, Jessye Norman, soprano
Summit Records: DCD 129--Tuba Tracks, Gene Pokorny, tuba, Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Summit Records: DCD 141--OrchestraPro HORN - David Krehbiel, San Fransisco Symphony.
Summit Records: DCD 142--OrchestraPRO TUBA - Gene Pokorny, Chicago Symphony Orchestra.
Summit Records: DCD 143--OrchestraPro TROMBONE - Ralph Sauer, Los Angeles Philharmonic.
Summit Records: DCD 144--OrchestraPRO TRUMPET - Phillip Smith, New York Philharmonic.
Summit Records: DCD 267--Portrait of an Artist, Arnold Jacobs, tuba.
Classical contemporary music only, a must for aspiring composers.