​John Freeman

Classical Trumpet Performance, Teaching

Trumpet Repertoire List by Difficulty Level

Below is a list of some of my favorite pieces for teaching and performing.  


Beginner:  (Appox. 1-3 years of lessons)

Bach Air on the G String

Andante et Allegro from Fritz Damrow's Multistyle Studies

Sarabanda and Gavotta by Corelli

Any Vandercook solo (check out his Trumpet Stars book, each solo named after celestial objects- Mira, Vega, Centaurus, Arcturus, etc.)

The Technician or The Executant by Endresen

Theme from Brahms Symphony 1

Mozart Ave Verum Corpus

Mozart Duet La Ci Darem La Mano from Don Giovanni


Medium: (Adv Jr. High or High School)

Petite Piece Concertante by Balay

Romance in Eb by Ostransky

Maid of the Mist by Clarke

Andante and Allegro by Ropartz

Rondo for Lifey by Bernstein

Someone to watch over me, arr. Turrin

Mozart Concert Rondo

Intrada by Otto Ketting

Trumpeter's Lullaby by L. Anderson

Concerto De Aranjuez by Rodrigo

My Regards by Llewellyn

Bach Brandenburg Concerto #2 (whole piece down an octave)


Advanced High School/ College level

Haydn Trumpet Concerto

Hummel Trumpet Conerto

Arutiunian Trumpet Concerto

Neruda Trumpet Concerto

Grand Russian Fantasia by Levy

Brandt Concertpiece #2

Flight of the Bumblebee

Oliver's Birthday by Broughton

Enesco Legende

Copland's Quiet City

Geodicke Concert Etude

Carnival of Venice or one of Clarke's Cornet Solos

Easy Piccolo Trumpet pieces: Purcell, Torelli, Handel sonatas


Advanced College/ Pro Level

Bohme Trumpet Concerto

Honeggar Intrada

Hindemith Sonata

Henze Sonatina

Tomasi Concerto

Tomasi Tryptych

Jolivet Concertino

Toot Suite by Bolling

More difficult piccolo concertos: Telemann, Molter, Fasch, Marcello, etc.