Fantasy on "Madama Butterfly" for Trumpet, Trombone and Piano
Written for "Cheer for Art" project, sponsored by Tokyo Metropolitan Government. Ottaviano Cristofoli (Japan Philharmonic Orchestra solo trumpet) is from Italy, and Zachary Guiles (former Richmond Symphony Orchestra principal trombone) is from the United States. Their nationalities inspired me to arrange themes from "Madame Butterfly", an opera by G. Puccini which combines elements of American, Italian, and Japanese cultures.
In this publication, music develops primarily in the order of the opera story, but ends with the famous love duet from Act 1 so that it does not end in tragedy.
In this sheet music, I have included Italian lyrics for the melody sung by Madame Butterfly and Pinkerton. Performers can draw on the text to inform their expression and phrasing. I hope you will enjoy the chance to sing these rich melodies on brass instruments!
Recommended to be played on C Trumpet, however, a Bb Trumpet part is also included.