Sonata for 2 Melodic Instruments - G.P.Telemann - TWV 40: 107
Through my studying I came across lots of Telemann's repertoire, and I've always enjoyed transcribing music for other instruments to have fun with on the Trumpet - I hope you enjoy this arrangement of mine of one of his duets, entitled "Sonata for 2 Melodic Instruments" - Usually I hear this piece on recorders of violins, and had great fun giving it a go! I played it on Bb Trumpet with the music being in concert Eb, but any pair of treble clef reading instruments can perform this arrangement. If you're interested in downloading the sheet music please visit my website: MarkHarrisonTrumpet.com https://www.markharrisontrumpet.com/ Thanks to Kearsley Mount Methodist Church for allowing me to film, and to Jonathan Brierley for help with the audio editing. P.S. Yes I have a new camera P.P.S. No I do not know how to use it properly yet. Sorry for the bad focusing...
Mr and Mrs H Walk The Dog In The Rain - Jason Carr
One day I woke up to a message from my good friend, Jason Carr, who said he had felt inspired to write me and my wife, Rhiannon, a duet! We were thrilled to receive such a lovely, personal gift, and even more delighted to discover it was influenced by our rescue dog, Dillon (Husky x Labrador) who we rescued back in January, a few weeks after we'd got married! Thank you Jason for this piece, we hope we do it justice for you! The sheet music is available for purchase by emailing me at MarkHarrisonTrumpet@gmail.com and very soon at www.MarkHarrisonTrumpet.com (when my website gets sorted...) For a limited time, all proceeds from purchase will be donated to Dogs Trust, as that's where we rescued our little bundle of joy from! Rhi and I hope you enjoy! ---------------- Composer's note: Mr & Mrs H Walk The Dog In The Rain I met Mark Harrison in 2019 at Manchester’s bijou Hope Mill Theatre, where he was playing trumpet in my seven piece orchestration of Jerry Herman’s Mame. Mark not only plays fabulously, but also has a deep love of classic musicals, so we got on famously, and I was pleased to be able to plan a reunion for 2020 at the same address for Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Cinderella, this time also to feature Mark’s new wife Rhiannon on trombone. Alas, these plans were scuppered by the pandemic, but Mark proceeded to produce a sequence of videos of numbers from Cinderella, featuring my arrangements and the planned Hope Mill cast and band. By way of thanks - and as good mental exercise during quarantine - I thought I’d attempt composing a duet for the newlyweds. I remembered my first tasks as a student composer at Guildhall had been to write instrumental solos and duos (excluding polyphonic piano or harp etc), which had seemed an exactingly monastic proposition at the time. I hoped I would fare better 35 years later - I can at least say I felt less self-conscious! It was my intention to treat the two brass players even-handedly. In the end, the trombone took the lion share of The Ungrateful Riff, while the trumpet gets more of the jazzy tune. If I ever expand this into a suite, I’ll try to redress the balance. For the record, the title came AFTER the music - I just wanted to make it personal to Mark and Rhi, and including their new four-legged family member only seemed polite. In a slightly esoteric way, the title is my sly tribute to Bernstein’s Mr & Mrs Webb Say Goodnight. And now this introduction is much longer than the piece in question. Happy music-making! Jason Carr August 2020 ---------------- Thanks to Jonathan Brierley for the help with audio editing, and Karl Whelan for the score preparation
"A Musical Snuffbox" - Anatoly Liadow Op. 32
"A Musical Snuffbox" is a little ditty by Russian Composer, Anatoly Liadov (1855-1914) and has been arranged here for 8 Trumpets and Glockenspiel by Jim Davies (JD Music Scoring) www.jimdaviestpt.com For anyone curious, I'm performing on C trumpet (Yamaha Xeno) for parts 3 to 8, and the two piccolo parts on a G piccolo (Bach 311) (The original parts are marked for 2 A piccolos, and 6 Bb Trumpets) -------- Strongly rooted in the European romantic tradition (and notoriously dismissive of anything remotely musically progressive), Liadov could write both atmospherically and imaginatively. He was, however, plagued by career-long self-doubt and procrastination. His commission to write the music for Diaghilev’s new ballet The Firebird was famously withdrawn when, as the rehearsal dates approached, he admitted that he hadn’t even begun work on the score. Diaghilev turned, instead, to the relative newcomer, Igor Stravinsky – changing musical history forever! The Musical Snuffbox, Op. 32, is one of his best known works and a superb example of a piano miniature – arguably what Liadov did best. An early 20th century edition of the music offers a delightful description on the subject matter of the piece, saying, “In the days of our great-grandparents when the taking of snuff was considered a refined habit, clever workmen exercised their ingenuity by combining snuffboxes and music boxes, thus making useful toys for grown-ups”. How times change! Marked Automaticamente the music most convincingly emulates the mechanical music box sound – both in the original piano version and in Liadov’s later superb orchestration. Thanks to Jonny Brierley for help with the audio editing again!
"La Califfa" - Ennio Morricone
La Califfa (The Lady Caliph) is a 1970 Franco-Italian drama film directed by Alberto Bevilacqua about organised labour in Italy. It was entered into the 1971 Cannes Film Festival. The soundtrack is one of Morricone's most beautiful scores, and features some wonderful melodies, and delicate textures. The title song is performed here with myself on Flugelhorn, and Karl Whelan on Piano. We hope you enjoy!
"Idea Number Twenty-Four" - Terry R. Everson
It's been a while since I did a "Multi Mark" trumpet video - Jonny and I recorded this a while back, but we never got round to doing video stuff to go with it, so what better time to do it than during lockdown! Thank you so much to Terry for the incredible composition, using the theme from Paganini's 24th Caprice to create a fantastic bit of ensemble writing (including the odd hint of orchestral excerpts...!) Hope you enjoy! I honestly couldn't have done this without Jonny's help and patience - big big big thanks to him. Can't wait to do the next one! If you want to purchase the sheet music from Terry: https://www.treversonmusic.com/music.html
Dirty Loops - "Hit Me" - With Horns - Mark Harrison
I absolutely LOVE Dirty Loops, and I found this video a while back, of "Hit Me" with added trumpet parts: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ebDWdOWhhu8 I asked Per, the creator, arranger, and performer of the video if I could have his permission to have a go myself at laying down the horn parts for fun! Here's the finished result, I had great fun doing this! Thanks again to Jonny for his amazing recording skills, and thanks Per for the great writing and letting me do this!
Go The Distance - Mark Harrison (Multi-tracked)
Well - Jonny and I had so much doing O Holy Night...We decided to do some more. Here's the first of (hopefully!) many multi-track projects! Trumpets and more instruments to be introduced soon...But for now...MOAR BARBERSHOP!! :-) This is me multi-tracking the Vocal Spectrum version of "Go The Distance" - from the Hercules movie - man the entire film has such amazing music! Again - Jonny did an amazing job sound engineering - I love how you can clearly see how quiet this one starts and how I...begin enjoying myself a lot more towards the end..! Here's the original: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DNmW4t22v0s Check out Vocal Spectrum on Spotify - they have some AMAZING stuff! Hope you enjoy! M+J www.MarkHarrisonTrumpet.com https://www.facebook.com/TrumpetyMark P.S. - HOLY FUCKNUGGETS - after posting this on Reddit...I...I dont' know what to say...thank you all so much! Download limit reached? Fuck it! Here you go! https://rapidshare.com/files/4126499265/Go_the_Distance.wav
There's A Great Day Coming - Mark Harrison
Thank you for watching! I had great fun doing this and I really hope you enjoy it! If you want to download the recording here's the link to iTunes! https://itunes.apple.com/gb/album/theres-great-day-coming-single/id661260230 . It's in Stereo by the way, if anyone has issues with the sound dropping out and coming back in! Here's the video in HD http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lDbWrMkEM9M 50% of all proceeds will go straight to Derek Watkin's Super C Charity. . . . Feel free to visit my various pages for more info: Website: www.MarkHarrisonTrumpet.com Facebook: www.facebook.com/TrumpetyMark Twitter: @TrumpetMark . . . Here's the link to Derek's Website, where you can find information on his charity and much more, and also a link to a tribute the wonderful Clare Teal did for him on BBC Radio 2: www.DerekWatkins.co.uk/Derek_Watkins/Welcome.html www.YouTube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=Dd84TNhdDrk . . . Many thanks to Terry Everson - here's his website where you can also buy the arrangement from: www.TreversonMusic.com/index.html . . . Also to Bury Parish Church for letting me film there. . . . Last but not least Jonny Brierley for his brilliant recording and editing skills: Follow his twitter: @JonnyWB . . . Thanks again everyone! Hope you enjoy!