Arban – The Carnival of Venice - Theme and Variations - duo for Cornet and Trumpet with PianoCherry Classics
Arban, Jean-Baptiste – The Carnival of Venice - Theme and Variations - duo for Cornet and Trumpet with Piano accompaniment.
The Carnival of Venice by Arban is possibly the most well known and often performed solo in the Trumpet/Cornet literature.
This arrangement by Ray Kirkham for a duo of Cornet and Trumpet (or two Trumpets or Cornets) with Piano accompaniment captures the essence of the virtuosic work and includes the famous Theme and 5 Variations. Mr. Kirkham has included a performance suggestion that includes some optional acting by the performers. His experience in performing his arrangement over the years with his late colleague Thomas Parriott was always highly entertaining to the audience. For advanced performers, this 5-minute work will dazzle your audience and give you much satisfaction in rehearsal and performance. Both parts are in B-flat transposition. Published with permission from Gordon Cherry.
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