Trumpet Duet: Vivaldi Concerto for 2 Trumpets

If any readers out there speak Japanese, I’d love to know the translation of the text overlaid at the top left of the video. The music is Vivaldi’s Concerto for 2 Trumpets (RV 537). You can find a version recorded in Italy (Vivaldi’s home country) on Amazon here. The players below are, on the left, Tsutomu Tajima, and on the right, Jun Hasegawa.

The piece is one of many Vivaldi wrote in his life (4 March 1678 – 28 July 1741). It’s often played on piccolo trumpet, but you can also play it on Bb trumpet.

Below is a video that follows the sheet music. Find the actual sheet music here. Be aware that it’s written in C, so you have to transpose what you see up a whole step. That’s the best transposition to learn, because it’ll allow you to read a Fake Book, and it’s a common orchestral transposition. Learn more about all the transposing options and how to transpose them in Sound the Trumpet: How to Blow Your Own Horn.

 

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Back-To-School Specials On All Formats:

The Practice of PracticeBasic Music Theory: How to Read, Write, and Understand Written Music, by Jonathan HarnumSound the Trumpet: How to Blow Your Own Horn

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