The trumpet has made its way into almost every musical role, genre, and time period. New West Symphony principal trumpet Jim Grinta celebrates that his instrument can shine in the brass section or out on its own. It has a comfortable place in all kinds of music, from Baroque to jazz. Not to mention its ceremonial significance, for example playing “Taps.”



The Tomasi Trumpet Concerto puts the trumpet through its paces, showing us just how this powerfully this instrument speaks. 

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And we can’t forget the trumpet in its ceremonial role. Here jazz legend Wynton Marsalis performs what some may call a liturgical piece, the Prayer of St. Gregory by Alan Hovhaness, accompanied by church organ.