Maybe someone is interested in a completely notated arrangement: For those, I show below
the complete score of the arrangement of "Trumpet Blues" (if you [mis?]use this to punch a
strip, do so—but at least be so nice to mention that the arrangement is by me; it is
definitely simpler for you if I punch the roll).
Some remarks if you also listen to the MP3:
Click here for the MP3—and now have fun!
- In the recording, the computer "played" a MIDI file—thus, the tempo is much too regular.
With manual playing, the cantabile (trio) would (and should) be somewhat slower, whereas the finale would be a little bit
faster (also to produce more air—at the very end, you can hear that the organ runs out of air ...).
- The score is not written according to the "functional notation" explained here. The main reason
is that the three trumpets need so much of the "room" that there is not much left for other voices (counter melody etc.).
Moreover, the character of the piece is "3 trumpets plus accompagniment". The reason for splitting the melody system is that
otherwise, some more complex parts would have been impossible to write (at least in Noteworthy) and most probably also to
understand—e.g. measure 40 or the introduction to the trio).
- The arrangement uses a 6/4 signature—although the piece is 4/4, of course. But the 6/4 signature makes it easier to
write the "triplet swing feeling". On the other hand, it requires dotted notes for the "straight beat" in the trio and
at other places (e.g. for most rests).
© 7.2.2010 HMMüller