Piano reduction in E major and E flat major with parts in E/E flat, C and B flat
Hummel's Trumpet Concerto is still one of the most popular concertos for this instrument. He composed it in 1803 for the Viennese court trumpeter Anton Waidinger, whose newly developed key-trumpet enabled him to play in a much more virtuoso manner than on the traditional natural trumpet. Henle's Urtext edition reproduces the work in the original key of E major with solo parts in E and for the more common trumpet in C. Due to the fact that the concerto is nowadays often performed in E flat major, this edition also contains a piano reduction in E flat major for trumpets in E flat and B flat. The different transpositions are now available in one single edition for the first time.
This trumpet book is the best, and there isn't a book as good as this one. It may be rather expensive but is a top quality original version of the concerto. It is a concert copy that would be used to play from, or just to learn from. So if a copy of this concerto is needed buy this one. Anonymous
- (Humbie, United Kingdom)