When Bach interjected a trumpet part in his works, he did so with great effect. Think of the Brandenburg Concerto No. 2, for instance.
Another stunning example of Bach’s writing for trumpet shows up in Cantata BWV 90. In the third movement, an aria for bass (Es reisset euch ein schrecklich Ende), Bach uses the trumpet to call for the last judgment.
Enjoy this exquisite recording performed by the J. S. Bach Foundation of St. Gallen under Rudolf Lutz. The soloists are Klaus Häger, bass, and Patrick Henrichs, trumpet.