French composer, Georges Delerue (1925-1992) is best remembered as a composer for film and television. However, his other compositions remain popular, Concertino for Trumpet being no exception.
Delerue studied at the Paris Conservatoire where he won many prizes. His catalogue is hugely varied, from film scores to large symphonic works. Concertino for Trumpet was published in 1951 and remains a favourite in the advanced trumpeter's repertoire. Comprising two movements, the work exploits tonality and rhythm, as well as extended techniques. As a modern, exciting work, Delerue's Concertino for Trumpet is an essential, varied addition to the Trumpet repertoire.