Bordes’ Divertissement for Trumpet and Orchestra was composed in 1915 and was dedicated to his friend and colleague Théo Charlier. In return, Charlier reduced the orchestral part for piano, making this pieces much more approachable for recital performance and guaranteeing the piece a place in the trumpet repertoire for centuries to come.
If you have not had an opportunity to hear or perform this piece you are in for a real treat. It is a beautiful, challenging, and idiomatic piece for the trumpet that allows for the utmost in expression and shows off the best parts of the trumpet’s range with just the right amount of virtuosity.
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