Trumpet Descants

for 101 Noteworthy Hymns

Lorna Tedesco

Jan/2000, 254 Pages, SPIRAL, 8 1/2 x 11

ISBN-13: 9780898694420

Are you a church musician or a pastor working with a good amateur trumpeter--perhaps a high school student--or with a professional on occasion? If so, then this book is for you. Lorna Tedesco has done a brilliant job of bringing together two descants for 101 familiar and beloved hymn tunes--from seasonal songs and carols to traditional favorites for the regular Sundays of the church year. For each hymn tune there are two descants--one that could be played by an amateur, and a second more suitable for the seasoned professional. The descants may be used separately--or they may be played together for a stunning effect.

The hymn melody is also transposed into the key appropriate for the B-flat instrument, so that it can be played on alternate verses without the descant. For each selection there is a full score for the keyboard with the descants printed above, together with separate scores for the trumpeters (also appropriate for other B-flat instruments). Several of the hymns are published in two keys to make them equally accessible to a variety of denominations. These descants will be a welcome and beautiful enhancement to your congregational singing.

Click here to download a free PDF of the Index of First Lines so that you can see the favorite hymns included in this book.

Dr. Lorna Tedesco has Bachelor's, Master's, and Doctor of Musical Arts degrees, all in piano performance. She has been actively involved in church music for thirty years and for twelve years was pianist for the Charleston, South Carolina, Symphony Orchestra. She is currently music director at Christ Episcopal Church in Mt. Pleasant, South Carolina.

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