The beautiful German Christmas Carol (ES IT EIN' ROS') set for trumpet septet. Yes, seven Bb trumpets. This piece was requested by a trumpet group and it turns out it is easier to write for this ensemble than one might think.
The setting here is a lullaby. Keeping the dynamics low, it is rare that all seven trumpets play together for any length of time. The full tune comes around three times. There is a little surprise built into the ending.
Since the parts are written in treble clef, other groups of like instruments reading treble clef in the same octave and transposition do this. The lowest written note is a G below middle C.
LO HOW A ROSE E'ER BLOOMING, a German Christmas carol arranged by Tom Kirkland for trumpet septet, comes in a pdf file of 229K, with a four-page score, seven one-page parts, and a license page, twelve pages in all. Performance time should be about 3:45.
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