Tone Poem Tuesday

 Admittedly, I am phoning it in a little this week. Here’s a virtuoso showpiece for cornet and wind band, setting the Italian folksong “The Carnival of Venice”, as played by Wynton Marsalis and the Eastman Wind Ensemble, conducted by Donald Hunsberger. Many a high school and college trumpet player was driven to heights of hero-worship which Marsalis released this album back in 1988 or so.

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