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Trumpet Music

Classification Numbers for Trumpet Music

M85–M89  Trumpet or cornet alone:
     M85      Collections (different composers)
     M86      Original works: collections (one composer)
     M87      Original works: separate
     M88      Arrangements: collections (one composer)
     M89      Arrangements: separate works
 M260–M261  Trumpet or cornet with piano accompaniment:
     M260      Collections
     M261      Separate works
 M288–M289  Duets for two wind instruments (of all kinds):
     M288      Collections
     M289      Separate works
 M290–M291  Duets—one stringed and one wind instrument
 M296–M297  Duets—one wind and one plucked instrument
 M315–M319  Piano and two wind instruments
 M320–M324  Piano, one stringed, and one wind instrument
 M335–M339  Piano, one wind, and one plucked instrument
 M355–M359  Three wind instruments
 M360–M364  Three stringed and wind instruments
 M375–M379  Three wind and plucked instruments


Quartets, quintets, sextets, septets, octets, and nonets follow similar patterns (in the M400s, 500s, 600s, 700s, 800s, and 900s, respectively).For more details, see M: Music and Books on Music, available at the reference desk or at the index table in the reference section (Z696.U5 M 1998).   


Concertos and similar pieces:

 M1030  Trumpet or cornet with orchestra, full scores
 M1030.5  Cadenzas for such works
 M1031  Trumpet or cornet with orchestra, piano reductions
 M1130  Trumpet or cornet with string orchestra, full scores
 M1130.5  Cadenzas for such works
 M1131  Trumpet or cornet with string orchestra, piano reductions



Studies and methods:

 MT440  General works
 MT442  Systems and methods
 MT443  Teaching pieces
 MT444  Instructive editions
 MT445  Studies and exercises
 MT446  Orchestral studies
 MT447  Two trumpets
 MT448  Self-instructors


Not all trumpet music in the Cook Music Library is out on the shelf.Please consult IUCAT to find information about music that is checked out or in the Frontlog.



Subject Headings

(for subject searches in IUCAT or WorldCat)

Solo trumpet music: sonatas (trumpet); suites (trumpet); variations (trumpet); etc.; trumpet music
Trumpet and piano music: rondos (trumpet and piano); sonatas (trumpet and piano); suites (trumpet and piano); variations (trumpet and piano); etc.; trumpet and piano music

trumpet music (trumpets (2))

horn and trumpet music; trombone and trumpet music; tuba and trumpet music; flute and trumpet music; etc.


brass trios (horn, trombone, trumpet)

(or other combinations)

wind trios, wind trios (flute, horns (2)), [mixed brass and woodwind, various combinations]


brass quartets [various combinations];

also suites [various combinations of brass instruments]; variations [various combinations of brass instruments]; etc.

wind quartets [mixed brass and woodwind, various combinations];

also suites, variations, etc.

Similar for quintets, sextets, septets, octets, and nonets.

Trumpet and Orchestra: concertos (trumpet)

concertos (trumpet) — solo with piano

trumpet with orchestra

concertos (trumpet with string orchestra)

rondos (trumpet with orchestra), etc.


Classification Numbers for Books about the Trumpet

 Ref. ML128 .T78  Trumpet bibliographies
 ML960  General works
 ML961  Construction 
 ML963  Music and playing




Selected Bibliography: Music, Writings

Bate, Philip. The Trumpet and Trombone: An Outline of Their History, Development, and Construction. 2nd ed. London: E. Benn; New York: W. W. Norton, 1978. ML960 .B32 1978

Carnovale, Norbert A., and Paul F. DoerskenTwentieth-Century Music for Trumpet and Orchestra. 2nd rev. ed. United States: Brass Press, 1994. ML128.T78 C2 1994

Echelard, Donald Joseph.“A Thematic Dictionary and Planning Guide of Selected Solo Literature for Trumpet.” Ed.D., Diss., University of Montana, 1970. ML128.T78 E3



Selected Periodicals

 Brass Bulletin (1971–)  ML5.B823
 Historic Brass Society Journal (1989–)  ML1.H457
 Historic Brass Society Newsletter (1989–)  ML1.H458
 International Trumpet Guild Journal (1976–)  ML1 .I87



Selected Internet Resources

 Historic Brass Society
 International Trumpet Guild
 Trumpet Herald