Arranger HUNSBERGER, DONALD
Composer ARBAN, JEAN BAPTISTE
Voicing/Instrument TRUMPET SOLO W/BAND
Publisher BELWIN-MILLS PUBL CORP
(Grade 3: Band Accompaniment)
Scored for trumpet soloist Wynton Marsalis, Donald Hunsberger's band accompaniment arrangement of Fantasie Brillante No. 3 in Jean-Baptiste Arban's collection of Fantasias and Variations possesses a breadth of musical styles that demand strict formal analysis in addition to interpretative and technical requirements. The opening section features a flowing melodic passage followed by a technical passage with a return to the style of the opening melody. The theme is then stated which leads into three variations that employ variants in triplet groupings, quadruple 16th-note groupings, and finally, the ever-present triple tonguing, once again a primary technical resource utilized in this and others of the Fantasias.