The Orchestra: A User's Manual is a free resource and will remain so. It still receives between 8,000 and 16,000 unique visits per month from all over the world. See the testimonials. Thanks to all the donations, I have been able to create this responsive re-design. But the movies and sound clips recorded in 2004 do show their age. I would really like to re-record everything and add many more techniques, especially for solo and ensemble writing. I estimate this will cost around £30,000. If you know a source of such funds, please contact me: a.hugill [at] bathspa.ac.uk
The written range of the trumpets is F#3 - E6. At loud dynamics, the Bb trumpet can reach written F6 and F#6. F3 is performable on some trumpets by using movable tuning slides. There is normally no difference in range between a Bb trumpet and a piccolo trumpet, but some 4-valve piccolo trumpets do have an additional major 3rd range below the treble staff (i.e. down to Db3).