performance comparison

Ode for Trumpet comparison

Recently I have been pulling up some Youtube videos in lessons and thought I would share these with all of my trumpet friends.

The Ode for Trumpet by Alfred Reed is presented in the two videos below. Both are strong performances, and it is interesting to note the differences. Listen to the first 30 seconds of each. In the first performance the trumpeter shapes the line very nicely, though he breaks up the line into small pieces rather than stringing them together to create a larger arc. The second performance shapes but also connects the ideas into a larger whole. 

Let me know what you think.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0AEz2NEmASM

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JYxLNVb8QLA