This is a mini blog. I'll be putting these up periodically. These are called my "closing files" and these are pieces that I will never have the chance to perform in public. I've included them in practice over the years, but my career didn't go in a direction such that these will turn up in a program. I had hoped to be involved in music academia again, someday, but, alas, that (a DMA) is not to be. Pieces of music like this tend to get played on graduate recitals. I have a MM and I did play a lot of the things I'll be retiring to these files. However, many never got played, so I'm doing as many of them on my own in video practice sessions as I can.
The first of these I'm putting up is the first movement of the Michael Haydn Trumpet Concerto - an incredibly tough piece to play. I was practicing it this week as part of my picc work. Now, know this: I am NOT a real piccolo trumpet player. I am a commercial musician and I play all the little horns because I do have to work with them occasionally. I would never hold myself out as anything more than a student of the instrument.
So I offer a practice session of the M. Haydn 1st movement - Adagio - for trumpet in D.
Music that I have retired to the closing files goes into a little file holder that I bring to clinics and concerts as free give-ways. If you attend one of these little events, you can pick up some free trumpet recital music!
So, yes, this is a un-repaired (no punches) take on the Michael Haydn Trumpet Concerto in D, first movement, the adagio. One down, many (thankfully - its fun to try to put these together) to go. I'll do the second movement, later. I didn't have time today.