Violin and Trumpet Duets?

September 4, 2006 at 04:52 AM · I've played the violin for 11 years, and I've got a friend at school that's the 1st trumpet in the school band. I was wondering if there is any good violin/trumpet duets that would be suitable for either a school talent show, or maybe a church performance. Thanks,

Evan Cornell

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September 4, 2006 at 06:20 AM · Greetings,

there may well be. But off the top of my head, does this strike you as a very likely combination?



September 4, 2006 at 06:22 AM · Hey Evan,

I am currently in the same situation. I am looking for a piece for me and my sister for a talent show. Me on violin and her on Euphonium. Like Buri said, it is a very unlikely combination.

September 5, 2006 at 06:38 PM · It may not be likely, but he's a friend. Are there any other more common duet combos that can substitute parts for trumpet?

September 5, 2006 at 07:04 PM · um.....Trumpet is a Bflat instrument that is the problem. And the violin is a C instrument. You could always get a violin duet and transpose the trumpet part.

September 5, 2006 at 10:04 PM · My son's a good trumpet player, and we've looked and never found anything for the two instruments. Richard is right - try some violin duos (e.g. Telemann). A lot of baroque violin music has been transcribed for trumpet and works well (Marsalis and Nakariakov both play them), so violin duos ought to produce good results.

If anyone knows of violin-trumpet duos, do post here - I'm interested too.

September 6, 2006 at 07:11 PM · Yeah, I'm advanced on the computer side of things, so, at least for me, the easiest way to make up a trumpet part would be to scan music into sibelius and transpose it to b-flat.

September 6, 2006 at 07:23 PM · Evan, I would suggest (it might be easier) to go on the sibelius website and get a violin duet there (or even a trumpet duet) and it would be easier to transpose on sibelius because you wouldn't have to write it all in.

September 6, 2006 at 10:51 PM · Thanks, I hadn't thought of that. About how much stuff do they have there? I'll just look, and that would make my life oh so much easier!

September 6, 2006 at 10:52 PM · There definitely is a duet for trumpet and violin (with piano accompaniment...or maybe it's a trio, I don't remember).

I heard it once, and it is by an American modern composer (still living I think).

Unfortunately I cannot remember his name. It was very long and complicated, though...

September 7, 2006 at 12:34 AM · Evan, They have a large selection, both free and ones that cost money. Just go to Sibelius music and search violin duets. They have a few hundred.

September 7, 2006 at 05:51 PM · From a search of 200 databases. Works for Violin, Trumpet and piano or other instrument.

All Pieces subject to change:

EWAZEN, Eric (b.1954)

"Trio" for Trumpet, Violin and Piano (1954).


SU396 complete set $25.00

Recording: An evening of music

by Eric Ewazen; Joseph McGauley; Steve Emery; Deborah DeWolf Emery Sound Recording : Music : Multiple forms : Compact disc

Publisher: 2004.

OCLC: 57469936

Copy listed in 67 libraries in the U.S.


TELEMANN, Georg Philipp (1681-1767)

Concerto for Violin, Trumpet and Strings in D.


SIK00244P large score $30.10

SIK00244 string set $ 62.85

SIK00244 violin solo $6.90

SIK00244 trumpet solo $6.90

SIK00244 cello obbligato $6.90


Clementi, Aldo ( 1925 - )

Edition: "Studi",

For Trumpet, Violin And Piano

Publisher: Edizioni Suvini Zerboni Milano Italy



Agent: BOOSEY - (rental)


Corbett, William, 1680-1748

Sonata in C opus 1, no. 12 for trumpet, oboe/violin & organ/bc [Musiktryck] /

William Corbett ; [edited by H.M. Lewis]

publisher/place of publication: Monteux : Musica rara, cop. 1984 [Breitkopf]

extent: 1 part./b.c.-st. (13 s.) + 3 st.


Composer: Telemann, Georg Philipp ( 1681 - 1767 )

Edition: "Fortsetzung des Harmonischen Gottesdienstes (1731-1732):

Volume 3: trumpet/oboe and violin, six cantatas;

oboe and violin, six cantatas)

Publisher: PRB Productions

Publisher Contact Information:

963 Peralta Avenue,

Albany CA 94706-2144 USA

Tel: +1 (510) 526 0722

Fax: +1 510 527 4763

Website: -



Jo Kondo

Durante l'inverno :

for violin, trumpet [in C] & piano

Musical Score : Printed music

Publisher: York : University of York Music Press, ©2000.

OCLC: 70834867

1 copy in the U.S

University of N Texas Denton, TX 76203 United States

Musical Score

Services:Library Information


Paul Loeb van Zuilenburg

Trio for three.

Piano, trumpet, violin

Musical Score : Printed music

Publisher: Stellenbosch : A-Z, ©2003.

OCLC: 58529767

I copy in:

University Pretoria, Music Library Pretoria, 0002 South Africa

Musical Score

Services: Library Information


David P Sartor

Thrice told tales of the pomegranate forest :

for Bb trumpet, violin and Bb bass clarinet

Musical Score : Printed music

Publisher: Nashville, TN : Metamorphic Music, [2004?], ©1978.

OCLC: 56611861

Copies in 7 libraries in the U.S.

1. Duke University Library Durham, NC 27708 United States

2. Northwestern University Evanston, IL 60208 United States

3. Univ. of Wisconsin-Madison General Library System

4. University of Georgia Athens, GA 30606 United States

5. University of N Texas Denton, TX 76203 United States

6. University of Oregon Library Eugene, OR 97403 United States

7. Yale University Library New Haven, CT 06520 United States


POWERS, Anthony

Nocturnes Book I, for trumpet, violin & double bass.

Travis & Emery Music Bookshop

(London, ., United Kingdom)

Preis:EUR 11.91

[Kosten & Dauer]

Beschreibung: Folio. 33pp. Card cover. Buchnummer des Verkäufers _26220_G_


POWERS, Anthony [sfs *° Music °*]

Quintet,[?] for trumpet, violin & double bass

Travis & Emery Music Bookshop ABA ILAB

(London, United Kingdom)

Preis:EUR 14.30

[Währung umrechnen] Versand:

[Kosten & Dauer]

Beschreibung: Folio. 33pp. Card cover. Buchnummer des Verkäufers _26221_G_


September 7, 2006 at 06:58 PM · Wow! Great list, thanks so much for researching this.

September 8, 2006 at 01:44 AM · I'm interested in that Telemann Concerto. Is there any known free sheet music downloads of it, or at the least, a publisher that is available in the US?

September 11, 2006 at 04:08 AM · lol, Evan I can't believe I didn't think of this before. Look for Flute and trumpet duets (or even piccalo and take it down an octave). It is a much likelier combination and you wouldn't have to transpose (because the flute is a C instrument.)

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