TrumpetIndex.org
A resource for searching trumpet solo literature

     This webpage provides teachers and students a searchable database of trumpet solos. It can be searched by various criteria (i.e.: range, length, tonguing) allowing the educator/player to choose solos based on technical needs or strengths.
     It was initially conceived as a resource for middle school and secondary instructors not familiar with trumpet literature. A secondary purpose is to give educators and players a resource to find high quality solo literature.
     This webpage is part of a dissertation toward a degree in Trumpet Performance and Pedagogy at the University of Northern Colorado. Comments and suggestions can be sent to christopher.hahn@bhsu.edu. Thanks to my committee (Kenneth Singleton, John Adler, Jason Byrnes, Stephen Luttmann, and Robert Ehle) for their expertise and help.
Search by Title, Composer, or Arranger

  • Search by Title, Composer, or Arranger/Transcriber/Editor
    • Type the first letter OR continue to type more letters to narrow the search.
    • If you check the Contains checkbox, the search will include all titles, composers, or arrangers/transcribers/editors that have the letters (in order) that you are typing.
    • If you wanted to find all of the pieces that had the word “sonata” in them, check the Contains checkbox adjacent to the Title field, then type sonata in the text field.
    • If you were looking for an arranger whose last name was “Nagel”, check the Contains checkbox adjacent to the Arranger/Transcriber/Editor field, then type Nagel in the text box.
  • You can sort the list by Title, Composer, or Arranger/Transcriber/Editor at any time, no matter what search feature you are currently using, by clicking the appropriate column heading.
  • The default page size (how many pieces you see on any page) is set at 20 initially. You can change this at any time by typing in your preferred page size and clicking “Set Page Size”.
  • The First, Next, Previous, and Last buttons allow you to page through the list.
  • Just above the paging buttons is a count of pieces listed. Initially, it is the count of the entire database, but will change as you use the tools to narrow your search.
  • To display all of the details on any piece in your search, click in any row of the list.


Search for a Piece by Title, Composer or Arranger/Transcriber/Editor

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Click Here to Search by Other Criteria

  • Search by One or More Filters
    • Entering search criteria will limit the list.
    • Each additional search parameter will only search the results listed below.
    • Click the Remove All Filters / Reset button to restart your search.
  • All pitches listed are transposed according to the key of trumpet required. Pieces that have parts for Bb and C trumpets have the Bb (transposed) pitches listed.
  • You can sort the list by Title, Composer, or Arranger/Transcriber/Editor at any time, no matter what search feature you are currently using, by clicking the appropriate column heading.
  • The default page size (how many pieces you see on any page) is set at 20 initially. You can change this at any time by typing in your preferred page size and clicking “Set Page Size”.
  • The First, Next, Previous, and Last buttons allow you to page through the list.
  • Just above the paging buttons is a count of pieces listed. Initially, it is the count of the entire database, but will change as you use the tools to narrow your search.
  • To display all of the details on any piece in your search, click in any row of the list.




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Publisher {publisher}
Year of Composition {year_comp}
Year of Publication {year_pub}
Maximum # Flats : Sharps {max_flats} : {max_sharps}
Key of Trumpet {trumpet_key}
Key of Trumpet {trumpet_key_other}
Pitch Range (transposed) {pitch_low} — {pitch_high}    

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Tempo Range {tempo_slow} — {tempo_fast}
Meter Type(s) {meter_type}
Meter(s) in Piece {meter_list}
Approximate Length {length_minutes}:{length_seconds}
Tonguing {tonguing}
Dynamic Range {dynamic_soft} — {dynamic_loud}
Style Period {style_period}

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State Rating Scheme
Alabama No Ratings
Arkansas I-IV (I easiest)
Connecticut Uses New England Festival Music Assoc. (NEFMA) list
Florida 1 - 7 (1 easiest)
Georgia Uses Florida and Texas (UIL) lists
Hawaii Uses New York (NYSSMA) list
Idaho No Ratings, can also use Texas (UIL) grade 1 list
Indiana No Ratings
Kentucky Uses Texas (UIL) list
Maine Uses New England Festival Music Assoc. (NEFMA) list
Maryland 1 - 6 (1 easiest)
Massachusetts Uses New England Festival Music Assoc. (NEFMA) list
Missouri A - C (C easiest)
New Hampshire Uses New York (NYSSMA) list
New York 1 - 6 (1 easiest)
Ohio A - C (C easiest)
Pennsylvania 1 - 6 (1 easiest)
Rhode Island Uses New England (NEFMA), New York (NYSSMA), Texas (UIL), and Wisconsin lists
South Carolina No Ratings
Texas 1 - 3 (3 easiest)
Vermont Uses New England Festival Music Assoc. (NEFMA) list
Virginia I - VI (I easiest)
Wisconsin Listed by class (A, AS (A Standard), B, C)
New England Festival Music Association (NEFMA) No Ratings
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Commentary {commentary}
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  • Maximum # Flats : Sharps - This field provides the maximum number of flats and/or sharps that the player will encounter in a piece based on the key(s) of the piece. It does not take into account accidentals.
  • Tempo Range - The slowest and the fastest tempos in the piece, displayed as beats per minute (BPM), will be listed.
  • Meter - The meter type(s), either simple, compound, or both will be listed as well as each of the individual meter(s) in the piece.
  • Pitch Range - This is the transposed range (low to high) given that middle C on the piano is C4.
  • Dynamic Range - The softest and loudest dynamics in the piece.
  • State Lists (Grade/Level) - Listed here are states that include this piece on their state music lists and the grade/level it is, when noted, in the state lists. Click the “State Lists (Grade/Level)” button to get the rating scheme for those states.