Tag Archives: Trumpet

Retrospective–Charles Schlueter

For trumpet, solo, chamber and orchestra, nice mix of works.

Kate Amrine–This Is My Letter to the World

Trumpet-based pieces with inspiration/words on political issues, abortion, climate change…

Trumpeter Extraordinaire–Steve Thomas

Decidedly modern, abstract trumpet pieces with accompaniment, interesting and unexpected. Play!

Russian Trumpet Sonatas

Modern, Russian trumpet works with piano, varying in style, play!

Direct Message–20th & 21st Century Works for Trumpet and Piano

Nice mix of modern (post  1900) pieces. Play most!

Snapshots–Trumpet Pieces

Anthony Plog performs works by Hovhaness, Bozza, Reynolds and others in an exploration of modern trumpet duets (trumpet, piano, organ, voice). Varying styles. Play!


Modern, abstract pieces for trumpet with accompaniment. Works by Ligeti, Hosokawa and Jolivet amongst others.

Inner Voice

Nice mix of old & contemporary trumpet pieces with piano  or djembe. Play!

Ghost Dialogues

Contemporary pieces for trumpet, solo or with accompaniment (sax, voice or piano) Nice!

Stories for Our Time–Music for Trumpet by Women Composers

Nice collection of contemporary pieces for trumpet and piano. Some lovely pieces here!

The Lightning Fields–New Music for Trumpet and Piano

A collection of contemporary works, some really lovely pieces for trumpet! Play!

Flamethrower–New Music for Trumpet, Flugelhorn and Interactive Electroacoustics

As the title indicates, works for horns with additional computer effects–definitely abstract, eerie.

Running at the Top of the World–New Music for Trumpet and Piano

Very new works by Plog, Reskin and Rokeach, the works of the latter two particularly nice. Play!

Legende–Works for Trumpet and Piano

Alison Balsom’s latest release includes transcriptions and originals from the classical and popular repertoires (Francaix, Hindemith, Ravel, Gershwin, Bernstein amongs others). One piece by Balsom and pianist Tom Poster. Play!

James Zingara–Textures–New Works for Trumpet

Interesting pieces for solo trumpet or with piano/electronics/clarinet. Ovid’s Dream (with electronics) is especially interesting. Play!

3Rd Stream–Trumpet Works

Thierry Caens and the Lyon National Orchestra perform modern works. Works by Caratini are suitable for jazz programming. Play!

Shreds! Music for Trumpet and Percussion for the 21st Century

Interesting instrumental combination, both quiet and loud. Play most!

Rhapsody–Works for Trumpet and Orchestra

Varied  pieces, some lyrical, others brassy and boomy. Try Gershwin, Faillenot, Ravel.

Ireesh Lal – Ethnotronica (Tinderbox)

Because this features Middle Eastern flavors & bright trumpet, comparisons will be made to French jazz trumpeter Erik Truffaz embellishing the Turkish-flavored music of Ilhan Ersahin. But here the trumpet takes the lead, accompanied by great oud, bansur (bamboo flute), tabla, & some really tasteful synth & electronic programming. So stop comparing & enjoy! Ireesh […]

21st Century American Trumpet Concertos

Interesting collection of trumpet concertos, all varying in style, rhythm. Play!