This week’s featured trumpeter is John Armstrong performing The Carnival of Venice by J.B. Arban with the United States Navy Band. Arban (the composer) was a great cornet soloist and author of one of the most important trumpet method books for high school, college, and professional players.
Cornet solos from Arban’s era feature beautiful melodies and virtuosic displays of technique. Double and triple tonguing are used extensively throughout the piece.
The Navy Band is one of the country’s premier military bands in Washington DC, and its members are world-class musicians. Congrats to great trumpeter (and friend!) John Armstrong on such an effortless and musical performance!