The wide range of musical styles presented in this edition ranges from the Baroque, the Classical and Romantic periods to the modern age. Arrangements of compositions such as Schubert's An Sylvia, Bizet's Aragonaise (Carmen), Rachmaninoff's Vocalise or Wagner's Prize Song present the trumpet player with a number of technical challenges and as well as the need to consider musical style.
A brilliant collection which is both educational an thoroughly enjoyable.
As a freelance trombonist, composer and arranger and as bachelor of music education, Rod Hudson taught jazz history and jazz arrangement and he directed jazz ensembles at the University of New Hampshire, the University of Connecticut and the Eastman School of Music. His compositions and arrangements have been performed and recorded among others by the Tommy Dorsey Orchestra and the Harvard Jazz Band.
Antonio Vivaldi: Allegro (from "Cello Sonata No. 1")
Billy Strayhorn: Lotus Blossom
Franz Schubert: An Sylvia
Sergei Sergejewitsch Prokofieff: March (from "The Love for Three Oranges")
Robert Schumann: Im wunderschönen Monat Mai
Sergej Wassiljewitsch Rachmaninow: Vocalise Op. 34 No.14
Georges Bizet: Aragonaise (from "Carmen")
Edvard Grieg: Album Leaf (from "Lyric Pieces Op. 12")
Richard Wagner: Prize Song (from "Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg")
Joseph Haydn: My Mother bids me Bind my Hair