Baroque Duets, arranged by Al Past, is a compendium of contrapuntal gems (45 in all) drawn largely from the enduring works of the great baroque masters: Vivaldi’s concerto’s; Handle’s organ concertos, Fireworks Music, and Water Music; and JS bach’s partitas, orchestral suites, concerti grossi, harpsichord and violin concertos, and preludes and fugues from The Well Tempered Clavier (Books I and II).
A few of the duets are within the capability of beginning students. Others, for example, the familiar Shaker tune “Simple Gifts”, many require intermediate level proficiency, but most will challenge (and reward) the advanced player. Excellent material for those wishing to improve their technique on the high trumpets.
See the full list of duets in the table of contents in the samples, and play through the first duet in its entirety there as well. Immediate PDF download available above.