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54 Trumpet Triumph

Dedication: Frank Green Recording Reference: Celebrations There is a category of etude that I like to practice and assign to my students that I call articulation endurance. These are etudes for which we are single tonguing relatively quickly for an … Continue reading

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95 Sonic Mischief

Dedication: Marty Olivas Recording Reference: Celebrations Sonic Mischief is a swing duet, in six, that was designed to help students grow their technique on the C sharp whole-tone scale. Every note of the duet is in that one scale. The … Continue reading

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97 Spider Ground

Dedication: Ken Easton Recording Reference: Trumpet Quasi Master, Celebrations Spider Ground is a modern sounding duet based on my Spider Chords harmonic language. A ground is a composition built around a short, repeated, melodic segment that is usually in the … Continue reading

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28 Street Stroll

Dedication: Recording Reference: Celebrations Street Stroll is an educational trumpet duet I composed to help students learn to play in the 6/8 time signature. This duet can be performed in either two or six. I like to assign it to … Continue reading

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4 Come With Me

Recording Reference: Celebrations Come With Me is an easy duet that I originally composed for my son, Alex, and I to play when he was first starting off learning the trumpet. This one introduces half notes (the first three duets are … Continue reading

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71 Trumpet Dance

Dedication: Sam Trimble Recording Reference: Celebrations Trumpet Dance is a duet I composed in exact canon form, but in 5/8 time. It was inspired by a duet I used to play with Sam Trimble (my trumpet teacher at UTEP) and my … Continue reading

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19 Steeple on a Hilltop

Dedication: Recording Reference: Celebrations Steeple on a Hilltop is one the beginner duets in the Celebrations book. It is an opportunity for the students to learn to play in a stately, maestoso style. Free Sample of this Duet: Steeple on a … Continue reading

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60 Trumpet Crab Canon

Dedication: James Barnes Recording Reference: Celebrations The Trumpet Crab Cannon was my first time writing this way. It’s an old composition technique where one trumpet player reads the music forward while the other trumpet player reads the music backward. This kind … Continue reading

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35 Reverent Spider

Dedication: Matt Smith Recording Reference: Celebrations The Reverent Spider duet is one of the easiest spider duets in the Celebrations trumpet duet book. Spider Duets are based on a harmonic language I invented in the mid 1980’s. There are a number … Continue reading

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80 Ebb and Flow

Dedication: George Chase Recording Reference: Celebrations Ebb and Flow is a diatonic duet, which means that there are no accidentals. The entire duet is in the key of E flat (three flats). I call these Tonalization Duets because I believe that … Continue reading

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