Composed in 1965, Rondo Breve has become a popular trumpet trio, appearing on contest lists and recitals. The work is indeed short as the title implies, with all 82 bars in one movement. The combined range is compact (trumpet 1 ranges e1 to a2; trumpet 3 ranges a to d2) allowing this piece to be performed by both intermediate and advanced trumpeters. It is graded as a "3" on the New York list (out of a range of 1 to 6, 6 being the most difficult).
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