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Variants with Solo Cadenzas

From Wind Repertory Project

William Schmidt

General Info

Year: 1979
Duration: c. 8:10
Difficulty: IV (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Western International Music
Cost: Score and Parts (print) - $10.00


Full Score
B-flat Trumpet I-II-III-IV


None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

[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

Commercial Discography

State Ratings

  • Missouri: Brass. Baritone. Quartet. Grade A
  • Missouri: Brass. Trumpet. Quartet. Grade A


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