Trumpet

 Palamedesz: An officer blowing a trumpet (cs. 1610)

 

This guide is designed to help you find information about, and music for, the trumpet. Use this as a starting point, or browsing tool. As always, consult our catalog for complete holdings information, and when uncertain, ask at the Reference Desk!

 

Finding trumpet repertoire

 

Suggested Call Numbers for Shelf Browsing

Below are general call number ranges. For specific call numbers, consult the Library of Congress Classification Schedule in the blue book at the Reference Desk, and/or our catalog.

M85-M89

Trumpet alone 

M260-M261

Trumpet with piano accompaniment 

M288-M289

Duets – two wind instruments 

M290-M291

Duets – wind and string instruments 

M296-M297

Duets – trumpet with guitar, harp

M1030

Concertos with orchestra 

M1031

Concertos with orchestra (solo with keyboard acc.)

M1130

Concertos with string orchestra (full score)

M1131

Concertos with string orchestra (solo with keyboard acc.)

MT440-MT456

Studies and methods

MT446

Orchestral excerpts

MT801.T7 (cornet: MT801.C66)

Studies and methods, children

For trios, quartets, and other ensembles, see the Chamber Music guide.

 

Suggested Subject Headings

Below are examples of some useful subject headings for use in our catalog. For complete listings of headings, consult the Library of Congress Subject Headings (red books).

 

Headings for our catalog

Headings for LP catalog

trumpet music

Under “trumpet”:

trumpet and [trombone, horn etc.]

collections

trumpet with [band, orchestra etc.]

concertos

trumpet music trumpet 2 

solos with ensembles

sonatas trumpet 

sonatas

concertos trumpet

studies

concertos trumpet solo with piano 

suites

brass trios; wind trios; trios 

 

brass quartets; wind quartets; quartets

Under “chamber music”:

brass quintets; wind quintets; quintets

duets: trumpet

[follow for sextets, septets, octets, nonets]

trios: trumpet, etc.

 
 

Print Resources for trumpet repertoire

Anderson, Paul G. Brass Music Guide: Ensemble Music in Print. Northfield, IL: Instrumentalist, 1987.
          Ref. ML128 .W5 A547 1987 

Cansler, Philip T. Twentieth-Century Music for Trumpet and Organ: An Annotated Bibliography. 
          Nashville: Brass Press, 1984. Ref. ML128 .T78 C228 

Carnovale, Norbert. Twentieth-Century Music for Trumpet and Orchestra: An Annotated Bibliography,
          2nd rev. ed. Nashville: Brass Press, 1994. Ref. ML128 .T78 C291 1994 

Fasman, Mark J. Brass Bibliography: Sources on the History, Literature, Pedagogy, Performance, and
          Acoustics of Brass Instruments. Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 1990.
          Ref. ML128 .B823 F24 1990 

Haug, Hermann. Bibliography and discography on music for solo wind instruments and orchestra. 
          Wiesbaden: Breitkopf & Härtel, 2004. Ref. ML128.W5 H371 2004 v.3 

Hiller, Albert. Music for Trumpets From Three Centuries, C. 1600-After 1900: Compositions For 1-24 
          (Natural) Trumpets With And Without Timpani (translated by Richard A. Lister). Koln: W.G. Haas, 
          1993. Ref. ML128.T78 H65 1993 

Horne, Aaron. Brass Music of Black Composers : A Bibliography. Westport, CT : Greenwood Press, 1996. 
          Ref. ML128 .B823 H81 1996 

Smithers, Don L. The Music and History of the Baroque Trumpet Before 1721, 2nd ed. Carbondale: 
          Southern Illinois University Press, 1988. ML960.S664 M987 1988

 

Online resources for trumpet repertoire

In-print commercial sources (searchable)

J.W. Pepper

Theodore Front

 

 

Finding information about the trumpet

 

Grove Music Online

Margaret Sarkissian and Edward H. Tarr. “Trumpet.” Grove Music OnlineOxford Music Online. Oxford University Press,
          accessed January 6, 2014,
          http://www.oxfordmusiconline.com/subscriber/article/grove/music/49912.

 

Suggested call numbers for browsing our catalog or the shelf

ML128.T78

Trumpet bibliographies

ML128.C86

Cornett bibliographies

ML960-ML963

Books about the trumpet

ML990.C65

Books about the cornett

MT440-MT456

Studies and methods

MT801.T7

Studies and methods, children (trumpet)

MT801.C66

Studies and methods, children (cornett)

 

 

Selected print resources about the trumpet

Bate, Philip. The Trumpet And Trombone: An Outline of Their History, Development and Construction. 
          London: Benn; NY: Norton, 1978. ML960 .B328T 1978 

Fasman, Mark J. Brass Bibliography: Sources on the History, Literature, Pedagogy, Performance, and 
          Acoustics of Brass Instruments. Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 1990.
          Ref. ML128 .B823 F24 1990 

Keim, Friedel. Das Trompeter-Taschenbuch: Wissenswertes rund um die Trompete (“Trompeter-Lexikon”: 
          p. 282-376). Mainz : Atlantis, 1999. ML960.K27 T85 1999 

Lowrey, Alvin. Lowrey’s International Trumpet Discography. Columbia, S.C.: Camden House, 1990.
          Ref. ML156.4.T8 L921 1990

Meckna, Michael. 20th-Century Brass Soloists. Westport: Greenwood 1994.
          Ref. ML399 .M487 T97 1994

Steele-Perkins, Crispian. Trumpet. London : Kahn & Averill, 2001. ML960.S814 T8 2001

Smithers, Don L. The Music and History of the Baroque Trumpet Before 1721, 2nd ed. Carbondale: 
          Southern Illinois University Press, 1988. ML960.S664 M987 1988

Tarr, Edward H. The Trumpet. (translated from the German by S.E. Plank and Edward Tarr). London: 
          Batsford, 1988. ML960 .T192 T85 1988 

Yanow, Scott. The Trumpet Kings: The Players Who Shaped the Sound of Jazz Trumpet. San Francisco,: 
          Backbeat Books, 2001. ML399.Y24 T8 2001 

 

 

Periodicals

The Galpin Society Journal  ML5 .G178
Instrumentalist ML1.I59
International Musician Current Periodicals, Microforms of older issues: Film 1832)
Brass Bulletin  ML5.B8276 W9
Historic Brass Society Newsletter  ML933 .H6731
International Trumpet Guild Journal (and Newsletter)  ML1 .I6195J
Das Orchester  ML5 .O63

Current issues of periodicals are found alphabetically in the current periodicals room (third floor). For call numbers of older, bound issues, look in the Sibley Library Serials list (found on quick reference shelves).

 

 

 

Internet Resources

Trumpet Player Online
International Trumpet Guild
Trumpet Herald
The Natural Trumpet Resource Web Site

 

Compiled by Phil Ponella, 7/95, Revised, 7/97; rev. by Jim Farrington 9/98; 11/03; 10/05; rev. by Jeff Weeks 1/14