French composer, Charles Chaynes (b. 1925) studied at the Paris Conservatoire and won the Prix de Rome in 1951. In addition to several operas and chamber works, Chaynes also composed several successful concertos, such as his Trumpet Concerto.
Suitable to the repertoire of advanced trumpeters, Chaynes' Trumpet Concerto is adaptable to both the B flat and C Trumpet. The Concerto contains many challenging, yet appealing features, such as use of varying time signatures, articulation, extended techniques, complex rhythms, tempo changes and a wide range, among other aspects. Charles Chaynes' Trumpet Concerto is a valuable addition to the modern repertoire of the Trumpet.