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Composer Name: Caleb Richardson
Has a feeling of fireflies in the night.
Grade Level: 8
Intended For: Live Instrument Performance
Software Used: Noteflight
Instrumentation: Trumpet
Key: A minor
Meter Signature: 4/4
Tempo: 120
Status: Work in Progress
Noteflight URL: Website Title
Located in: Opus 33 Grades 6-8


#3 Michael Close 2018-02-21 15:27
No Problem,

Just be sure to write a comment in the comment box when you update your piece and I will get a notification in my inbox and I'll give you some feedback within a day or two.

#2 Kasi McCann 2018-02-21 11:48
Hello Michael,
I am sorry for not responding to your comment sooner, I have been very busy and have forgot to log on.
Thank you for the feedback and I will apply these changes to my piece.

#1 Michael Close 2018-02-07 11:02
Hi Caleb,

Thank you for sharing your piece for trumpet. I like the repeated ideas that show up throughout- this gives unity to the music, for example the opening two measures, and the return of that idea at measures 23-24.

So, was this piece originally for violin? There are bowings throughout that will not do the trumpet player any good.

There are some range issues. Measures 20-21 are in the extreme high range. There is lots of playing above the staff- this is difficult and tiring for the performer- not a good idea for the opus performances especially because it is a marathon day and the trumpeter's lips may not be up to playing those notes at the end of such a long day of playing.

Maybe consider dropping the key down a fourth to Eminor (one sharp). This would put all the notes within easy playing range.

Keep up the good work!

Mike Close

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