Play Ballads: B flat Trumpet and Piano
'The joy of ballad playing is indulgence pure and simple: performing the smoothest and most expressive of melodies'.
These melodies are similar in style and are attractive, providing opportunities for developing tonal quality, phrasing and legato playing. Play Ballads offers the Grade 4-6 (intermediate) instrumentalist the inspirations of some of the greatest exponents of the form.
First published in 2000, B flat Trumpet and Piano is intended for Grades 4 to 6. It has 9 arrangements on 32 pages and includes separate parts for each instrument.
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As well as a selection of 5 original pieces in ballad styles for the solo instrument, each volume contains an individual arrangement of 4 modern standards:
- Lionel Richie
- What the World Needs Now
- Burt Bacharach
- Killing Me Softly
- Charles Fox and Norman Gimbel
- Your Song
- Elton John
Original ballad compositions for Trumpet:
- Life Goes On
- Good News Day
- I Wonder When
- Ev'ry Little Thing You Say
- No Other Way
What they say
“invoking memories of music college parties”
“This book is made up of nine old hits from Elton John and Lionel Richie to recent compositions penned by Kember himself. For someone who has just turned 40 I quite enjoyed playing these old hits and invoking memories of music college parties but I am not sure they will have the same musical appeal for the younger generation. The piano accompaniments are playable and they include chord symbols for those pianist like me who prefer to improvise the piano part.”
Paul Denegri, Head of Brass, Jazz and Commercial Music at Wells Cathederal School, and a busy freelance trumpeter, composer/arranger and conductor, in 'Music Teacher', September 2002.