If you were to give a musical instrument an award for the “Best All-Around”, that award would probably go to the trumpet. Whether it’s carrying a strong, rhythmic melody in a jazz band or alerting soldiers to battle, the trumpet has a rich and varied past and present.

In today’s episode, you’ll learn…

-Why trumpeters were important in ancient battles

-How a musician produces sound from a trumpet

-What some of the earliest trumpets were made from

Musical Samples You’ll Hear in this Episode:

Symphony No. 5 in C-Sharp Minor (Mahler)

Reveille (Traditional)

Trumpet Concert in Eb Major (Haydn)

Someday (Armstrong)

Music Listening Schedule for Episode 18

Enjoy the links to performances connected to our theme of The Trumpet until our next episode airs in two weeks.

Day 1: Hurricane Season (Trombone Shorty)

Day 2: Hello Dolly (Armstrong)

Day 3: Trumpet Concerto in Eb Major (Haydn)

Day 4: Vocalise (Rachmaninoff)

Day 5: All Blues (Davis)

Day 6: But Not for Me (Gershwin)

Day 7: Sonata for Trumpet and Piano (Hindemith)

Day 8: Salt Peanuts (Gillespie)

Day 9: Le Rejouissance (Handel)

Day 10: Taps 

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