The Recreational Musician

Bringing Music back into the Home


750 Years of Music for Trumpet.

ISBN: 9780989207317

226 pages Spiral Bound

$19.95 Available from Jaeger Brass

We hope that this collection of over 200 melodies and songs from a period of over 750 years will be played and enjoyed by trumpet players of all levels.

These are not only wonderful examples of music but the chronological juxtaposition of serious and vernacular music gives an interesting perspective to social history. Some are well known, maybe even banal, others may be quite obscure; however all this music deserves to be played, cherished and preserved. Although conceived originally for trumpet, these pieces are suitable for most melody instruments.

Each one is self-sufficient, able to be played solo. However, there are optional piano accompaniments to Ivan Hunter’s compositions at the end; these are available separately, please contact us.

My Friend the Trumpet.

ISBN: 9780989207324

201 pages Paperback

$14.95 Available from Jaeger Brass

My Friend the Trumpet is an important book. Ivan Hunter, an authority on the trumpet, brings to the reader information and insights gathered over 50 years regarding playing, teaching, designing and building brass instruments.

Hunter boldly challenges conventions of music education including preconceived ideas about playing and practicing - particularly for the recreational musician.

An easy to read, friendly and practical book. A “must have” for any professional or amateur musician interested in brass!


these are all great tunes to play and only require a range of one and a half octaves.


they give a wonderful introduction to the world of great music.


     they allow students to develop lyrical playing and transposition skills using real music not exercises.