RICERCARE ON C by Andrea Gabriel (1510-1586) transcribed by Howard Buss for trumpet quartet - 3 Bb and one Bb bass (or baritone or trombone.)
A bass clef part is included for the 4th part in case a bass trumpet is not available.
This late Renaissance work is written in a stirring imitative style. Particularly interesting are the meter changes involving metric modulations, a trait found in much of the dance music of the day. It makes an outstanding feature number for a recital as well as an uplifting musical offering in church.
(2’30”) Grade III.