Famous trumpet works - Solos

Compared to the violin or piano, there are relatively few solo works for the trumpet, meaning that many pieces performed on the trumpet have been arranged for the instrument. However, because works written for the trumpet make particularly good use of the features of the instrument, they have a charm unmatched by arranged works.

As the composer to the Boston Pops Orchestra led by Arthur Fiedler, Leroy Anderson composed many endearing easy-listening pieces. No other piece is as familiar to trumpeters as this well-known work. It is surprising that a lullaby should be patterned after a fanfare, yet it is strangely fitting. Anderson also wrote Bugler's Holiday for three solo trumpets, and this is also famous as a familiar easy-listening piece along the lines of a fanfare.