Charpentier – Prelude, Te Deum (Quintet)

Composer: Marc-Antoine Charpentier (1643-1704)
Duration: 2 minutes
Price: £10
Grade: 7-8
Instrumentation: Brass Quintet
Trumpet 1 in D
Trumpet 2 in Bb
French Horn

Charpentier’s Prelude to Te Deum has long been recognised as one of the most famous Baroque-era trumpet melodies. This arrangement, penned for Kensington Brass in their 2013-14 season, showcases an ornate solo piccolo trumpet and can act as a perfect opening item for any concert or Baroque themed programme. Accessible and virtuosic, audiences continually love the sparkling sound of the solo trumpet lines and crisp baroque processional rhythms.

Also available for:

Brass Trio

Brass Dectet

Quarantine Brass Performance

(With guest soloist Alan Thomas, Principal Trumpet of the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra)

Sample score: