Category Archives: Trumpet

A Score of Ideas

RM603 A Score of Ideas McMillan
RM603 A Score of Ideas McMillan
Printed Book

This book is designed for beginning instrumentalists, current students and advanced players who would like to improvise and compose. A Score of Ideas can by used as a companion book to supplement instrumental tutor and band books. It will assist music teachers to help their students experience creative activities.

20 Ideas to Explore
Investigate concepts based on the fundamental elements of music:
rhythm, expression, tempo, dynamics, pitch, duration, tone, form, phrasing, articulation

20 Performance Activities to Do
Each idea includes a practical Performance Activity, designed to help students experience the creative idea being explored.

A Score of Ideas... the very essence of what good music teaching practice is all about.

Gary McPherson
Ormond Professor and Head, School of Music
The University of Melbourne

Zodiac (12 pieces)

RM464e Zodiac (12 pieces) Cockcroft TPT/PNO
RM464e Zodiac (12 pieces) Cockcroft TPT/PNO
Digital Download eScore
Composer: Barry Cockcroft
Composed: 2006 Duration: 20 mins.
Instrumentation: Trumpet Solo
Exam Grade: HSC Trumpet
ISMN: 979-0-720083-00-1 Catalogue: RM464
Level: A - Easy, C Country: Australia

Contents: Aries, Taurus, Gemini , Cancer , Leo, Virgo , Libra, Scorpio , Sagittarius, Capricorn , Aquarius , Pisces



RM460e Habanera Kay TPT/PNO
RM460e Habanera Kay TPT/PNO
Digital Download eScore
Composer: Martin Kay
Composed: 2002 Duration: 5 mins.
Instrumentation: Trumpet & Piano
Exam Grade: HSC Trumpet
ISMN: 979-0-9009559-6-8 Catalogue: RM460
Level: D Country: Australia

The habanera, as a genre, originated in Cuba during the 19th century. It evolved from the contradansa, which arrived in Cuba from France via refugees fleeing the Haitian revolution. By the 20th the habanera had become a musical relic in Cuba, but after travelling back across the sea with sailors, it became so popular in European salons that composers as illustrious as Ravel (Piece en Forme De Habanera) and Georges Bizet (Carmen) had composed tunes using its characteristic rhythm and exotic flavour.


Martin Kay’s Habanera employs the tradition very freely.