Variants with Solo Cadenzas
B-flat Trumpet I-II-III-IV
None discovered thus far.
[Schmidt's] Variants with Solo Cadenzas for trumpet quartet comes from[about 1981]. (It was first recorded in 1980 and published the year before. It has since become widely popular with college students and professionals alike; the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra trumpets recently released an astonishing live recording.)
The title describes the form, and each of the four players rotates out for one of the cadenzas. In attitude it is a mix of spiky fanfares and the sometimes bluesy, sometimes aggressively driven solos, adding up to a tightly wound but technically kaleidoscopic challenge to both solo and ensemble playing.
- Program Notes from Los Angeles Philharmonic
- Audio CD: Brass of the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra - 2007
- Missouri: Brass. Baritone. Quartet. Grade A
- Missouri: Brass. Trumpet. Quartet. Grade A
To submit a performance please join The Wind Repertory Project
- Los Angeles(Calif.) Philharmonic Brass – 10 May 2016
- Texas A&M University-Commerce Trumpet Ensemble (Daniel Kelly, conductor) – 2016
Works for Winds by this Composer
- Concerto for Clarinet, Sax and Winds (1980)
- Concerto for Tenor Sax and Symphonic Winds (1981)
- Concerto for Trumpet and Band (1978)
- Natchez Trace, The (1959)
- Secura Variations (1968)
- Shortnin’ Bread Variations
- Variants with Solo Cadenzas (1979)
- Variations on a Negro Folk Song (1961)
- Heritage Encyclopedia of Band Music. "William Schmidt." Accessed 27 August 2016.
- "Variants with Solo Cadenzas for Trumpet Quartet." LA Phil. Accessed 27 August 2016