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Fantasies & Fairy Tales (Complete Album Transcription w/Audio) By Brandon Ridenour


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“Fantasies & Fairy Tales,” a solo album by Brandon Ridenour, brings legendary composers together to showcase a musical fantasy that will awaken your approach to classical music. This is available now at qPress for the first time as a complete album transcription for solo trumpet with piano accompaniment,  including all of the sheet music along with the full album audio as recorded by Brandon Ridenour and Naomi Kudo.

Fantasies and Fairy Tales features all-new adaptations, arrangements, and compositions for trumpet and piano. Pianist Naomi Kudo lends her touch to the album and is one of the finest up-and-coming players and collaborators in the music world. All of the repertoire follows the title concept Fantasies and Fairy Tales with one of the most ambitious adaptations being Robert Schumann’s Marchenbilder, originally for viola and piano. The flugelhorn is featured on the expressive outer movements, while the trumpet is used on the triumphant and devilish inner movements. Three thought-provoking and contrasting Debussy preludes were arranged for the album; Bruyeres, Puck’s Dance, and The Girl with the Flaxen Hair. The conclusion of the album is a new tour de force composition Brandon wrote to truly test the capabilities of the trumpet; Fantasy Variations on a theme by Paganini. This famous theme (Caprice #24) showcases the trumpet in both virtuosic and romantic spectrums.

To the left you will find represenative samples from a few of the tunes, and you can follow along with the audio snippets I attached below. You can also read on to learn more about Brandon, see the full song list, and audio samples. Click above for an immediate digital download!


Included in This Purchase

  1. Complete Parts and Score for the entire album
  2. Complete MP3 audio of the full album release


Song List

  1. Brahms, Sonatensat (FAE Sonata)
  2. Schumann, Marchenbilder Nos.1-4
  3. Debussy, Bruyeres
  4. Debussy, Puck’s Dance
  5. Debussy, Girl with the Flaxen Hair
  6. Ravel, Piece en Forma de Habanera
  7. Bartok, Romanian Folk Dances
    – Stick Game
    – Peasant Costume
    – Standing Still
    – Mountain Horn Song
    – Romanian Garden Gate
    – Little One
  8. Prokofiev, March from The Love of Three Oranges
  9. Paganini, Fantasy Variations


Listen to Brandon Perform Brahms’ Sonatensatz

Listen to Brandon Perform Schumann’s Marchenbilder

Listen to Brandon Perform Debussy’s Girl With the Flaxen Hair


About Brandon Ridenour

A virtuoso trumpeter and composer, Brandon Ridenour is an international soloist. His wide-ranging activities as a soloist and chamber musician paired with his passion for composing and arranging are manifested in his versatile performances and unique repertoire. At the age of twenty, Brandon became the youngest member ever to join the iconic Canadian Brass, a position he held for seven years. While with the group, he played in distinguished venues around the world, performed on television, recorded ten albums, and received two Juno Award nominations.

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