The famous Christmas Carol set for trumpet septet. Yes, seven soprano Bb trumpets. Yeah, I can hardly believe it either.
This setting was requested by a trumpet group and turned out to be an easier writing challenge than expected. The new twist is in this one is being in 5/4 time, which leads an extra air of mystery and a jazz groove to the tune. Three of the parts call for Harmon mutes and two others call for straight mutes.
Since the parts are written in treble clef, other groups of like instruments reading treble clef in the same octave and transposition could do this. The lowest written note is middle C.
WE THREE KINGS, a Christmas carol arranged by Tom Kirkland for trumpet septet, comes in a pdf file of 268K, with a three-page score, seven one-page parts, and a license page, eleven pages in all. Performance time should be under two minutes.