As for many other musicians over this lockdown period, there has been a lot more time at home than I would have liked. Also like many others, I have tried to use some of this time to explore new music and practice routines that I would not normally have time for.
With the help of the excellent nkoda app, I have been working through lots of new pieces (to me!) for unaccompanied trumpet. Here are a few of the highlights that I have discovered over the past 6 months. Perhaps these could be really useful recital fillers for players heading back to school or college? Or perhaps some new and interesting new repertoire for you to record and freshen up your YouTube channel?
addio…sognando – Olga Neuwirth (pub. Bote & Bock)
An Aria (With Dancing) – Mark-Anthony Turnage (Boosey & Hawkes)
Aventure – André Serr-Milan (Alphonse Leduc)
Dix Pièces Concertantes – Georges Barboteu (Editions Choudens)
Face It! – Rolf Martinsson (Gehrmans Musikforlag)
Fantasy for Trumpet – Malcolm Arnold (Faber Music)
Here for Solo Trumpet – Rolf Wallin (Chester Music)
Inkling – Dai Fujikura (Ricordi Berlin)
Lad 3 – Bruno Giner (Editions François Dahlmann)
Laki – Olga Neuwirth (Bote & Block)
Litany for a Ruined Chapel between Sheep and Shore – Peter Maxwell Davies (Chester Music)
Painting – Daniel Bortz (Gehrmans Musikforlag)
Premonitions for Solo Trumpet – Nigel Clarke (Novello & Co)
Quatre Pièces pour Trompette Solo – Giacinto Scelsi (Salabert)
Retracing III – Elliott Carter (Boosey & Hawkes)
Roda The Living Circle – Liza Lim (Ricordi Berlin)
Short – Franco Donatoni (Ricordi)
Solemn Melody – Julian Anderson (Faber Music)
Solo pour Trompette en Si-bémol seule – Edison Denisov (Alphonse Leduc)
Solo VII for Trumpet – Kalevi Aho (Fennica Gehrman)
Sonata for Solo Trumpet, op.94a – Robin Holloway (Boosey & Hawkes)
Sonate für Trompete solo – Hermann Schroeder (Breitkopf & Härtel)
Very Sharp Trumpet Sonata – Louis Andriessen (Boosey & Hawkes)
Wild Winged One – Liza Lim (Ricordi Berlin)
I have created a ‘playlist’ of these publications on nkoda. Click here to access digital copies of all of these works. If you already have a nkoda subscription, you will have full reading and editing capabilities for these. If not, you can register for a FREE TRIAL and explore these pieces and many, many more!
You may also be interested to read this full review that I conducted of the nkoda app.