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BOOKS IN A SERIES for Brass
IN THE POCKET
Improvising and Soloing
IN THE POCKET

A Play-along Workbook Designed to Improve Your Improv
By Richie Cannata and
Sean J. Kennedy

Carl Fischer Music
Each book includes a media DVD
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C Instruments WF143 $14.99
Bb Instruments WF144 $14.99
Eb Instruments WF145 $14.99
Bass Instruments WF146 $14.99

Richie Cannata, long-time saxophonist with Billy Joel, among others, teams up with Sean Kennedy, a much-in-demand drummer who has performed and recorded with the best, to stretch your improv skills. Play along with a "first-call band," with tracks from Richie's CD, engineered to let you be the soloist! In the Pocket offers nine pieces from Cannata's new self-titled CD in a variety of styles, each clearly notated for melodies, chords, and scale forms. Each piece also has a theory worksheet for additional study. But it is the included DVD that makes In the Pocket shine - professionally recorded in a state-of-the-art studio with top-tier musicians, the play-along tracks let you "sit in" with the best. An included video round-table discussion gives plenty of background and playing tips for each piece, setting the stage for beginning improvisation or advanced players.

In the Pocket is available for any instrument and can be enjoyed by soloists or small ensembles. Richie Cannata and Sean J. Kennedy set the bar much higher in music education and play-along books with In the Pocket!

“Here is a great new play-along book featuring original compositions played by a first-call band of contemporary jazz musicians, and also includes theoretical ideas and notes on how to approach each tune. Very well done and fun to play along with!"

— Randy Brecker, Grammy winning Trumpet and Flugelhorn player

Compatible Christmas Duets

Compatible Christmas Duets for Winds
50 Duets That Can Be Played By Any Combination of Instruments
By Doris Gazda and Larry Clark

Carl Fischer Music
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The intention of Compatible Christmas Duets is to provide instrument players the opportunity to play fifty popular Christmas carols in arrangements for two instruments. These duets will work with any combination of any two instruments, so you can play carols with your friends no matter what instrument they play. There are endless possibilities for using duet combinations for fun and entertainment around the holidays. You can play for family, friends, or in a concert setting.

Taken from our years of experience as music teachers, composers and arrangers, the Compatible Christmas Duets provide you with interesting and playable arrangements. They can also help to make practice time fun around the holidays and can be used with friends and teachers as well. One of the best ways to improve as a player is to play in small chamber groups and duets are the easiest way to get started. Playing duets with others of similar ability levels or even of greater ability will help to stimulate the growth of your playing. We believe greatly in this approach to learning an instrument, but we also know that many of you want to just play for fun, so we are happy to add this collection of Christmas duets to the Compatible Duets series.

We certainly hope that it provides you with hours of fun filled music making!

—Doris Gazda and Larry Clark, 2013

Flute or Oboe
WF148 - $12.99
Clarinet or Trumpet
or Baritone TC
or Bb Tenor Saxophone

WF149 - $12.99
Alto Saxophone or
Baritone Saxophone in Eb

WF150 - $12.99
Horn in F
WF151 - $12.99
Trombone or Baritone
or Bassoon

WF152 - $12.99
Tuba
WF153 - $12.99

First Festival Solos
20 EASY Solos with Piano Accompaniments
By Larry Clark and Sean O'Loughlin

Carl Fischer presents a new collection of solo pieces with piano accompaniments for use at festival adjudicated events or in recitals. Solos range in difficulty from grade 1 to 2 and are progressively arranged, featuring a wide variety of musical styles from original compositions to beautiful arrangements of folk songs and classical pieces. Each volume includes a CD of full-version recordings for the student to use as an example, as well as piano-only recordings to use in practice. The CD also contains piano accompaniments as printable PDF files.

WF120 Flute $12.99   WF123 Trumpet $12.99
WF121 Clarinet $12.99   WF124 Trombone $12.99
WF122 Alto Saxophone $12.99   BF68 Violin $12.99
Progressive Duets for WindsProgressive Duets for Winds, Volume 2
Arranged or composed by Larry Clark
Carl Fischer Music

Volume 2 of Progressive Duets for Winds is a continuation of the ensemble playing method introduced in Volume 1, containing graded duets from the intermediate to advanced level. These collections of duets are useful in a variety of performance situations and are a great way for students to build ensemble skills with fellow students or teachers. Works in the Progressive Duets series are arranged so that each tune can be performed by any combination of wind instruments, making this collection a valuable tool in the school classroom and perfect for recital.

Progressive Duets, Volume Two Progressive Duets, Volume One
Flute WF104 $12.95   Flute WF61 $9.95
Clarinet WF105 $12.95   Clarinet WF62 $9.95
Alto Sax WF106 $12.95   Alto Sax WF63 $9.95
Trumpet WF107 $12.95   Trumpet WF64 $10.95
Horn in F WF108 $12.95   Horn in F WF65 $11.99
Trombone WF109 $12.95   Trombone WF66 $9.95

Repertoire Classics
Carl Fischer Music

Carl Fischer’s Repertoire Classics series consists of comprehensive and progressively graded collections of classic solos with piano accompaniment. Each book contains a fine mix of transcriptions of familiar classics along with solos written specifically for the instrument. Many of the pieces in these collections appear on state contest/festival required music lists. The pieces featured cover the performance levels of grade 2 through 5, representing all style periods, and include works by some of the greatest composers of all time.

As an added bonus, the included data CD contains MP3 audio files of the piano accompaniments to make practicing more fun. It also contains piano accompaniment parts for all pieces in the collection in PDF format. Our innovative and unique packaging allows Carl Fischer Music to provide you with large and useful collections of solo literature at affordable prices, and players will find them useful for years to come.

Click a title to see a page. Click here to see the contents of all volumes.

Repertoire Classics for Flute
36 Repertoire Pieces with Piano Accompaniment
Compiled and Edited by Donald Peck
Flute and Piano
WF110 • $12.95

Repertoire Classics for Oboe
30 Repertoire Pieces with Piano Accompaniment, Including Seleted Solos by Brun Labate
Compiled and Edited by Nancy Clauter
Oboe and Piano
WF111 • $12.95

Repertoire Classics for Clarinet
29 Repertoire Pieces with Piano Accompaniment
Compiled and Edited by Denise Schmidt
Clarinet and Piano
WF112 • $12.95

Repertoire Classics for Alto Saxophone
38 Repertoire Pieces with Piano Accompaniment
Compiled and Edited by Lee Patrick
Eb Alto Saxophone and Piano
WF113 • $12.95

Repertoire Classics for Trumpet
23 Repertoire Pieces with Piano Accompaniment
Compiled and Edited by Timothy Morrison
Bb Trumpet and Piano
WF114 • $12.95

Repertoire Classics for Trombone
42 Recital Pieces with Piano Accompaniment
Compiled and Edited by Alan Raph
Trombone and Piano
WF118 • $12.95


18 Intermediate Christmas Favorites with Data/Accompaniment CD
Arranged by Carl Strommen and Larry Clark
Additional CD Arrangements by Rae Moses

Instrumentalists searching for enjoyable new Christmas season material need look no further. These exciting new collections contain 18 popular holiday favorites in a variety of different styles, from classical, to jazz, to rock, to Latin. Each play-along track on the included CD uses background instruments that will make players feel like they are in the band or part of the orchestra. As an added bonus, the CD also contains printable PDF files of piano accompaniments for all songs, so that they may be performed in concert or at church. Features favorites such as “The First Noel,” “Joy to the World,” “O Little Town of Bethlehem,” “We Wish You a Merry Christmas,” and more. Veteran arrangers Carl Strommen and Larry Clark have teamed up to create this exceptional offering for instrumentalists of all ages looking to play some holiday music just for the fun of it!

Carl Fischer Music

Flute WF99 $14.95   Bb Trumpet WF102 $14.95
Bb Clarinet WF100 $14.95   Trombone WF103 $14.95
Eb Alto Saxophone WF101 $14.95   Violin BF61 $14.95
14 Advanced Christmas Favorites

14 Advanced Christmas Favorites
Solo and PlayAlong Orchestrations arranged by Sean O'Loughlin
CD includes full orchestral accompaniment MP3 tracks

Tired of all the Christmas solo books written for young or intermediate students? Are you always looking for something more sophisticated? 14 Advanced Christmas Favorites is the answer. Arranger Sean O’Loughlin has created a book of distinctive and elegant arrangements of 14 classic Christmas carols with a companion CD containing full orchestra accompaniment. These arrangements are perfect for holiday time church services and concerts. Includes such favorites as "Angels We Have Heard on High," "The First Noel," "Joy to the World," and more.

Each book $16.99 — Click an instrument to see a page (JPG)

WF134 Flute   WF137 Trumpet
WF135 Clarinet   WF138 Trombone
WF136 Alto Saxophone   BF81 Violin
Compatible Duets for Winds
By Larry Clark
31 Duets That Can Be Played by Any Combination of Wind Instruments

These invaluable collections contain 31 duets in a variety of styles (classical, folk music, new original pieces) that can be played with any combination of two wind instruments. Students can develop their chamber ensemble skills while playing with their friends, no matter what instruments they play. Ranging from grade levels 2-3, Compatible Duets for Winds is perfect for band directors to buy for use in the classroom, and its flexibility makes it a must-have for any wind player.

•   Can be played with any combination of two wind instruments giving complete flexibility
•   Perfect for band directors for use in the classroom
•   Level ranges from Grade 2 to Grade 3
•   Students can develop their chamber ensemble playing skills with their friends,
        no matter what wind instruments they play

This Series is available for —
Flute or Oboe) WF93 $9.95
Clarinet or Trumpet or Euphonium T.C. or Bb Tenor Saxophone WF94 $9.95
Eb Alto or Baritone Saxophone WF95 $9.95
Trombone or Euphonium or Bassoon WF96 $9.95
Horn in F WF97 $9.95
Tuba WF98 $9.95
Compatible Trios for Winds

Compatible Trios for Winds
32 Trios That Can Be Played by Any Combination of Wind Instruments
Arranged or composed by Larry Clark

This collection contains 21 trios in a variety of styles from classical to folk, and includes some new original works as well. Each piece is playable by any combination of three wind instruments. Trios are a great way to learn how to play in a chamber music setting, and this unique collection gives players the opportunity to do it with anyone else that plays a wind instrument, making for an almost limitless combination of instruments. Compatible Trios for Winds is especially useful in a school setting where students are eager to play music with friends. The flexibility of these trios makes them a must-have for any wind player. Includes tunes such as "The Irish Washerwoman," Brahms’ "Hungarian Dance No. 5," Larry Clark’s original "Harvest Moon," and more.

Each book $9.99 — Click an instrument to see a page (JPG)

WF128 Flute / Oboe   WF131 Horn in F
WF129 Clarinet / Trumpet / Euphonium T.C. / Tenor Saxophone in Bb   WF132 Trombone / Euphonium / Bassoon
WF130 Alto Saxophone / Baritone Saxophone in Eb   WF133 Tuba

The Rite of Spring, Movements I and II
(I. Introduction - A Kiss of the Earth; II - Dance of the Young Maidens)
By Igor Stravinsky
Arranged by David Dutkanicz

Carl Fischer Music

On May 29, 1913, an over-capacity audience in Paris’ Théâtre des Champs-Élysées witnessed an historical spectacle as they became a brute catalyst in the most (in)famous opening night of the twentieth century. The Rite of Spring premiered that evening in the midst of a riot, inspired by the overwhelming primitivism both onstage and in the score. One hundred-plus years later, the music still incites the senses. The ballet was first published in 1914 in a reduction for two pianos, and serves as a basis for this arrangement. This edition is presented in honor of the centennial of the ballet’s premiere, and is intended to give soloists and accompanists a chance to perform two movements from this monumental work. The movements can be performed separately, and the first movement can be played as a solo without piano accompaniment. For advanced players.

Flute
W2655 — $12.99
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Clarinet in Bb
W2656 — $12.99
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Alto Saxophone in Eb
W2657 — $12.99
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Trumpet in Bb
W2658 — $12.99
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Violin
B3447 — $12.99
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Cello
B3448 — $12.99
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TRUMPET

Arban Celebrated Method for TrumpetArban Complete Conservatory Method for Trumpet:
New Authentic Edition
By J. Arban, edited by Thomas Hooten and Jennifer Marrota
Trumpet

Carl Fischer Music
O21X - Book and Data CD - $29.99
See sample pages (PDF)

The New Authentic Edition of Arban’s Complete Conservatory Method contains the same tried and true comprehensive system of study that Arban developed over a century ago, and this completely re-engraved edition has been painstakingly edited by prominent trumpet performers and teachers, Thomas Hooten and Jennifer Marrota.

In re-editing the method, the Arban system has been kept intact, while adding some of the editors’ own insights with respect to how trumpet is taught today. Purists and modernists alike will welcome these new editions. Arban’s time-tested pedagogical sequence has also been given a fresh new layout for easier reading.

As an added bonus, the enclosed CDs contain spectacular performances by Thomas Hooten of all of the 14 Characteristic Studies as well as piano accompaniments for the Fantasies performed by John Walker. All tracks are in MP3 format and can be downloaded to your desktop or MP3 player/iPod. The CD also contains the original text from the first edition of the Arban method in PDF form, including multi-language translations.

The Arban Complete Conservatory Method is the definitive must-have for all trumpet players. With this masterful new edition and all of its extra resources, the Arban will remain the driving force in brass education for generations to come.

The Complete Scale CompendiumThe Complete Scale Compendium
By Larry Clark

Carl Fischer Music
WF175 - Trumpet - $14.99
See sample pages from WF172 Flute (PDF)

The mastery of scales and scale patterns has long been established as the best way to improve technical abilities on all instruments. The Complete Scale Compendium focuses on what is most common in the study of classical music: core major and minor scales, as well as chromatic, pentatonic, whole-tone, and blues scales. Students will learn the construction of these scales while practicing unique patterns, enriching their technique. Specific slurs and articulations have been left off of the exercises so that a multitude of different articulation and slur patterns can be used. The exercises are presented in two ways: by scale pattern and by key. Also available for flute, clarinet, alto saxophone, trombone, and violin.

Student's Essential StudiesStudent's Essential Studies for Trumpet
A sequential collection of standard etudes for the advancing student
Compiled and Edited by Christopher Moore
Trumpet

Carl Fischer Music
WF158 – $16.99
See sample pages (PDF)

This diverse collection of 42 etudes for the advancing trumpet student contains the most essential studies providing challenges and repertoire to develop tone, technical facility, range, flexibility, and musical concepts. Selected, edited, and arranged by Christopher Moore, the book includes core etudes from Arban, Brandt, Hering, and Bordogni, among others. Everything the developing trumpet player needs in one book.

Bach Six Cello SuitesSix Cello Suites
By Johann Sebastian Bach
Transcribed and Edited by Larry Clark
Solo Trumpet

Carl Fischer Music
WF163 - $14.99
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Bach’s Six Suites for Unaccompanied Cello are some of the most frequently performed and recognizable solo compositions. The six suites have been meticulously transcribed; adapting articulation, double stops, and octave shifts to help each instrument mimic the cello as much as possible. Now available for a whole new group of instrumentalists to enjoy, these are must-haves for teachers and students alike.

Yamaha Etude and Exercise BookYamaha Etude and Exercise Book for Trumpet
The Secrets of Eight Master Artists and Teachers
Trumpet

Carl Fischer Music
WF88 - Book - $24.99
See sample pages (PDF)

 

Ryan Anthony — Tom Hooten — Jens Lindemann — Brian Lynch —
     Tiger Okoshi — Rex Richardson — Robert Sullivan — Allen Vizzutti

Imagine being able to study with eight leading artists in the trumpet world! Each performer discusses his personal philosophy and approach to practice, along with a wealth of insight and performance tips for suggested study material. Practice scales, chromatics, buzzing and bending, flexibility, and more, as you learn a whole new path to trumpet virtuosity.

Bach 25 ChoralesTwenty-Five Chorals
By Johann Sebastian Bach
Arranged by Alan Wenger
Four Trumpets

Balquhidder Music
BQ136 - Score - $9.95
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The four-part chorales of Bach become excellent material for trumpet ensembles in intonation and interaction. Wenger uses alternate dynamics, voice switching, and more to encourage players to listen carefully to each other, and often uses the Chorales as warm-up material. Published in score form, so that each player sees what the others are doing, and to facilitate voice switching in practice, it is recommended that a score is shared by no more than two players. For intermediate to advanced.

The Rite of SpringThe Rite of Spring
By Igor Stravinsky
Arranged by Edward Hoffman
Two Trumpets

Balquhidder Music
BQ134 - Performance Score - $14.95
See sample pages (PDF)

From Balquhidder: "It is hard to believe that the Rite of Spring is one hundred years old. More than any other piece in the 20th Century it seems never to age. Those of us fortunate enough to have performed the piece often seem to have it engraved in our psyches. It’s something that just doesn’t let go.

"In what would at first seem an impossible task, Ed Hoffman has made a brilliant synopsis of the piece that is playable by two trumpets. Of course, some things are missing but you will surprised at how well this duet calls up the music in all its mystery and feral energy. And you are free to add to it and make a small ad hoc ensemble to intensify your recital experience." For advanced performers.

Three SongsThree Songs, Op. 4, Nos. 3 & 4, Op. 34, No. 5
By Sergei Rachmaninoff
Arranged by Thomas Hooten
Trumpet and Piano

Balquhidder Music
BQ133 - Score and Part - $16.95
See sample pages (PDF)

Balquhidder: "Three wonderfully representative works by Serge Rachmaninoff make a substantial contribution to the trumpet literature. They have been edited by Thomas Hooten (Principal Trumpet, Los Angeles Philharmonic) and recorded by him on Trumpet Calls (THCD-001). The trumpet part included is for both Bb and C trumpets. Mr . Hooten often performs these songs in his recitals and [also] at the ITG in June 2013." Listen to a sample recording here. For advanced performers.

Chops for Trumpet

Chops for Trumpet
The Ultimate Guide to Building Tone, Technique and Flexibility
By Frank T. Williams
Foreword by Larry Clark
Trumpet

Carl Fischer Music
WF126 — $12.99

Chops: The Ultimate Guide to Building Tone, Technique and Flexibility is a thorough method for brass instruments written by Frank Williams, one of the most respected brass pedagogues in the world. These exercises are not glamorous, but they are the vegetables that all brass players must eat in order to improve their tone, technique and flexibility. This is a one-of-a-kind collection of exercises and insights into mastering the skills necessary to be a solid player on a brass instrument. Williams’ students are living proof that these exercises work, ranging from private students, high school bands, award-winning drum and bugle corps, current composers, band directors, and professional musicians, including Mike Roylance, tubist for the Boston Symphony Orchestra. With diligent work, Chops will help current students succeed, too. See also: Chops for trombone.

The Dauverne Solo Collection

The Dauverné Solo Collection for Trumpet
from Collection de VI Solos pour la Trompette Chromatique
By François Georges Auguste Davuverné
Compiled and edited by Ronnie Ingle
Trumpet

Carl Fischer Music
WF125 — Book and CD — $19.99

This collection of solos composed by François Dauverné is unique in that they are among the very first solos ever written for the valved trumpet, culled from Collection de VI Solos pour la Trompette Chromatique. The collection comes with a CD that contains piano accompaniments as MP3 files and as printable PDFs, as well as printable PDFs of Trumpet in C parts.

Dauverné was the first trumpet teacher at the famed Paris Conservatory and maintained that post for thirty-five years. He was also the teacher of such notable students as Jean-Baptiste Arban and Louis Saint-Jacome. As a performer, Dauverné was first trumpet in the Paris Opera Orchestra for over thirty years. Dauverné is credited for being one of the first individuals to play on the valved trumpet in a public performance, and convinced such composers as Berlioz, Rossini, and Meyerbeer to write for the instrument.

This collection of six solos was originally composed for solo trumpet and chamber orchestra. Associate Professor of Trumpet at the University of North Dakota, Ronnie Ingle has meticulously transcribed and edited these groundbreaking works for solo trumpet, and has made available here for the first time a modern edition for solo trumpet and piano. This is a collection that all trumpeters should have in their library.

Repertoire Classics for Trumpet
23 Repertoire Pieces with Piano Accompaniment
Compiled and Edited by Timothy Morrison
Bb Trumpet and Piano

Carl Fischer Music
WF114 • $12.95     Read more

Thirteen Favorite Baroque Trumpet Works

Thirteen Favorite Baroque Trumpet Works
By Various Composers
Arranged by Neil Mueller
Two Trumpets

Balquhidder Music
BQ121 — Shared Performance Score — $19.95

This book – the third volume of duets based on solo repertoire – strives to authentically represent the character of some of the great baroque trumpet solos, presenting them for study or performance by two trumpets alone. The top voice, by and large, is the original trumpet part while the bottom voice stands in for strings, basso continuo, and in some cases, the voice. Thirteen Favorite Baroque Trumpet Works includes Handel’s Let the Bright Seraphim, Telemann’s Concerto, and Corelli’s Sonata. For intermediate players.

I Used to Play Trumpet Book with CD
By Larry Clark

Carl Fischer Music
WF90 • $19.95

I Used to Play is a new series for adults looking to get back into playing their instruments of yesteryear, and will help jumpstart their memory and comfort with music. Its no. 1 goal is to get people re-acquainted with their instrument(s) by providing them with types of music they want to play, like pop, jazz, and classic tunes, rather than etudes. Each book contains a CD with audio MP3 files of complete performances of most songs, plus accompaniment-only versions. The CD also contains printable PDFs of piano parts for practice or performance opportunities. It’s just the push former players need to fall back in love with their instruments again!

See also I Used to Play Tromobone

My First Clarke for the Developing Trumpet Student
Herbert L. Clarke
Compiled and Edited by Sean O'Loughlin
Trumpet in Bb

Carl Fischer Music
WF92 • $9.95

My First Clarke contains carefully edited exercises to introduce developing players to the standard Herbert L. Clarke trumpet method. Reorganized by key signature for easier use, this edition also includes new minor key versions of these famous exercises. Featuring over 150 exercises and 16 etudes for maximum flexibility in teaching and learning, My First Clarke is structured to build up strength and endurance without strain or injury to the embouchure. Trumpet students and teachers should not be without this book. For beginner to intermediate players.

My First Arban Book 2 for Trumpet
Compiled and Edited by Robert E. Foster
Trumpet

Carl Fischer Music
WF78 • $6.95

My First Arban Book 2 is the perfect follow-up to the very successful My First Arban (O5504). Suitable for use with or without a private instructor, developing students further cultivate the technical and flexibility exercises essential to the mastery of brass instruments. Book 2 builds on the skills presented in the first book while bridging the gap that will eventually lead the student into the celebrated Arban’s Complete Conservatory Method for Trumpet. For the beginning player.

40 Progressive EtudesForty Progressive Etudes for Trumpet Book w/CD
By Sigmund Hering
With Performances by Christopher Moore

Carl Fischer Music
O3309X — $17.95
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From one of the most prolifically published brass pedagogues of the twentieth century, Sigmund Hering’s 40 Progressive Etudes is recognized as an essential method, containing forty etudes that are perfect for the trumpet. Ideal for intermediate students, the etudes are organized in a progressive manner, challenging students as they improve. This revised edition contains MP3 recordings of all etudes performed by Grammy Award-winner Christopher Moore, Professor of Trumpet at Florida State University.

Ear Training for Trumpet
David Vining
Foreword by David R. Hickman
Trumpet

Carl Fischer Music
WF82 • $14.95

David Vining’s Ear Training for Trumpet is one of the first methods to integrate performance on the instrument with singing to enable the player to internalize the music. Written by David Vining, a leading brass educator with extensive orchestral, chamber, and solo performance experience, Ear Training for Trumpet is a comprehensive and progressively organized method for improving the ear of students on any brass instrument. In turn, this brings marked improvement in tone, intonation, pitch accuracy, and musical understanding. The book contains more than 70 exercises in pitch, scales, arpeggios, and intervals, including melodious etudes and orchestral excerpts. A brass equivalent of the ear training method is long overdue, and this book is appropriate for not only young students, but brass students of all ages.

Also available: Ear Training for Trombone

Anthony Plog Method for Trumpet –
     Book 6: Low/High – Power/Strength Exercises and Etudes

by Anthony Plog

Balquhidder Music
BQ85 • $9.95

In conjunction with Balquhidder Music, Carl Fischer Music is proud to present the sixth installment of the critically acclaimed Anthony Plog Method for Trumpet. Book 6 focuses on the importance of perfecting one's technique in all registers of the instrument, as opposed to focusing only on higher or lower registers. The etudes contained in this book are specifically designed to build strength of playing in all registers. Etudes and exercises meant to improve musicality in the upper register may be transposed in order to achieve utmost strength in this range. Plog's expertise and experience as both an orchestral and film score trumpet player lend themselves beautifully to the creation of this essential exercise book. The unique approach of The Plog Method's sixth book is a vital tool for trumpet players at all levels, ensuring the improvement of tone across the instrument's entire spectrum of pitch.

Anthony Plog Method for Trumpet: Book 7
     – Chordal and Interval Exercises and Etudes

By Anthony Plog
Trumpet

Balquhidder Music
BQ103 • $9.95

The eagerly-anticipated seventh volume in the Anthony Plog Method for Trumpet addresses chords and intervals, and will help to develop a player’s sound. These versatile exercise and etudes can be slurred, tongued, or a combination of both. Serious trumpet students will be appreciative of further literature in the Plog method.

Concerto for TrumpetConcerto for Trumpet
By Lauren Bernofsky
Piano Reduction Edited by Tomoko Kanamaru

Balquhidder Music
BQ113 – Score and Solo Part - $19.95
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A faculty member at the Peabody Conservatory in Baltimore, composer, teacher and performer Lauren Bernofsky wrote this work as her doctoral dissertation for Boston University. The composer decided to write for trumpet citing its clear, brilliant sound, but also with the desire to contribute a more "meaty" concerto to the trumpet’s library. In three movements, the composer attempts to create variety in the piece through different textures. Originally orchestrated for a classical-size orchestra with double winds and brass, the piano reduction was commissioned by trumpeter Mary L. Thornton as part of her doctoral dissertation project at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. This work received its piano reduction premiere on July 28, 2001 in Madison, Wisconsin, with Mary Thornton as soloist, and its orchestral premiere on August 12, 2001 in Bergen, Norway, with Gary Peterson as so loist. Audio samples can be heard here, and an interview with the composer in the International Trumpet Guild Journal can be read here (PDF).

Sonata 3, op. 68
By John Prescott
Trumpet and Piano

Balquhidder Music
BQ114 - Solo Part and Score - $14.95

Sonata 3 for trumpet and piano was written for trumpeter Jon Lewis and was premiered by Lewis with pianist Peter Collins in 2010. Consisting of three contrasting movements, it is designed to be performed by players of collegiate undergraduate level ability and above. Sonata 3 was written to honor Roger Stoner, trumpet teacher at the University of Kansas from 1973 to 1987. Jon Prescott is a Professor of Music at Missouri State University where he teaches theory, composition, and world music.

Eight Famous Trumpet/Cornet Solos Arranged in Duet Form
Arban, Balay, Clarke, Goedicke, Hansen, Ropartz
Arranged by Neil Mueller
Trumpet Duet

Balquhidder Music
BQ102 • $14.95

Eight Famous Trumpet/Cornet Solos have been wonderfully arranged by Neil Mueller so that they may be enjoyed by two trumpeters playing them in duet form. This creative adaptation of these works includes the first part virtually untouched as the original solo part, while the second part has been constructed by Mueller to emulate a piano accompaniment. Includes Andante et Allegro by Ropartz, Maid of the Mist by Clarke, Sonata by Hansen, Fantasie Brillante by Arban, and more.

Dramatic Masterpieces for the Cornetist: Fantasies for Cornet and Piano
(Les Chefs d’oevre dramatiques du cornettiste:
     Fantasies de salon pour cornet a pistons et piano)
Jean-Baptiste Arban
Cornet and Piano ( Book and CD)

Carl Fischer Music
WF72 • Book and CD • $24.95

Jean-Baptiste Arban (1825-1889) wrote and arranged over 300 pieces of music, with his cornet a pistons solos being the most important to trumpet and cornet players. After his death, much of his work fell into obscurity during the twentieth century. Rediscovering Arban’s masterful music was the motivation for compiling this collection of cornet pieces. Included pieces are: “Variations Brilliantes,” “Fantaisie brillante sur l’air populaire de Marlborough,” “Fantaisie brillante sur des motifs de La Cenerentola de Gioachino Rossini,” “Le Pre aux Clercs,” “Romance de Mignon de Ambroise Thomas,” among other brilliant works. This collection of solos represents a very important piece of Arban’s legacy. Includes a piano accompaniment audio CD for effective practice.

Renaissance Duets
Compiled and Edited by W. Jonathan Gresham
Two Trumpets

Balquhidder Music
BQ116 – Performance Score - $11.95

The value of duets for teaching has long been established, and the pieces in this collection that predate 19th century traditional harmony provide another possibility for duet use. The simplicity of two-part Renaissance counterpoint has immediate appeal, but also provides a precise opportunity to focus on intonation, tone quality and attack. The duets often provide octaves and other open intervals for pitch adjustments as well as awareness of suspensions and cadential figures. W. Jonathan Gresham, Professor Emeritus of Northern Kentucky University, has compiled these thirty-two melodies and adjusted them for the modern trumpet. For intermediate players.

Ave Maria
By César Alejandro Carrillo
Arranged by Rob Roy McGregor
Trumpet Choir

Balquhidder Music
BQ115 – Score and Parts - $15.95

This sublimely beautiful piece for four-part treble choir has been edited by Rob Roy McGregor for trumpet choir, using multiple players for each part. Best played with at least twelve trumpeters, it could be extended to any greater number to good effect. Adding flugelhorns could also be very effective. For intermediate players.

Complete Canzonets for Two Voices
By Thomas Morley
Edited by Mark Dulin
Two Trumpets

Balquhidder Music
BQ119 • Performance Score • $11.95
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This volume contains the complete works from Thomas Morley’s First Book of Canzonets for Two Voices. They are comprised of nine instrumental fantasies and twelve pieces with lyrics that could have been sung, played on instruments or a combination of the two. The instrumental works were most likely played on viols or recorders. Mark Dulin has adapted these works for trumpet, and since the original works do not indicate dynamics, tempo markings or articulation, he has elected to exclude them here as well. Playing a few of these pieces as a suite would be excellent for performance, and they are also useful tools in studying intonation, imitation and early music performance. Click here to preview on the Balquhidder website.

Canzon
By Samuel Scheidt
Ornamented and Edited by Rob Roy McGregor
Four Trumpets

Balquhidder Music
BQ105 – Score and Parts - $14.95

This well-known Scheidt Canzona has been ornamented with careful attention by Rob Roy McGregor, resulting in graceful and coordinated embellishment. It is suitable for advanced high school students through professional-level players. Wonderful for recitals, special concerts – and even weddings. See a page (JPG).

Trumpet Calls
By Zae Munn
20 C Trumpets

Balquhidder Music
BQ123 — $37.50

Trumpet Calls is written for twenty C trumpets in five separated groups, each with a unique character and an associated name: Fat n' Sassy, Agitated, Heroic, Bellows, and Echo. The five characters are released, one at a time, into the same space, and their interactions make for a fascinating piece. Visit the Balquhidder website to listen. Dur.: 5’15”

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HORN

I Used to Play HornI Used to Play Horn
An Innovative Method for Adults Returning to Play
By Larry Clark

Carl Fischer Music
WF140 – Book & CD – $19.99
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I Used to Play is a popular new series for adults looking to get back into playing their instruments of yesteryear, and will help jumpstart their memory and comfort with music. Its number one goal is to get people re-acquainted with their instrument(s) by providing them with types of music they want to play, like pop, jazz, and classic tunes, rather than etudes. Each book contains a CD with audio MP3 files of complete performances of most songs, plus accompaniment-only versions. The CD also contains printable PDFs of piano parts for practice or performance opportunities.

It’s just the push former players need to fall back in love with their instruments again! See the complete series here.

Kopprasch 60 Selected StudiesSixty Selected Studies for Horn, Book 1 w/CD
By Georg Kopprasch
Revised by Fr. Gumpert and Albin Frehse
Edited and with Performances by Michelle Stebleton

Carl Fischer Music
O2790X — $14.99

Carl Fischer first released the Kopprasch studies for horn in 1939. Over seventy years have passed, and the Kopprasch studies have remained standards of excellence for all serious horn players. For this reason, Carl Fischer has prepared a newly edited and engraved version of the first book of Kopprasch’s seminal studies. This revised edition includes a CD that contains MP3 recordings of all thirty-four studies in Book 1, performed by Michelle Stebleton, Associate Professor of Horn at Florida State University. Now students can use these recordings as references for tempo, phrasing, and articulation when practicing. For intermediate players.

Air on the G String from Suite No. 3 BWV 1068
By Johann Sebastian Bach
Arranged by Kazimierz Machala
Horn Quartet

Capo Tasto Music
W2642 • $14.95

Horn players can now perform Bach’s well-known Air on the G String, normally reserved for solo stringed instruments, as arranged by Kazimierz Machala. Score and parts included.

Concerto for Horn, Winds and Percussion
By Kazimierz Machala

Capo Tasto Music
CT1 – Score and Parts - $164.95

Former principal horn of the Sydney Symphony Orchestra and the first recipient of a doctorate in the instrument at Julliard, Polish-born teacher, player and composer Kazimierz Machala gives us a concerto for his instrument. This work received its premiere on February 19th, 2011 by the University of Maryland Wind Orchestra. See a page (JPG).

Solo Horn; 3-3-4-2; 0-2-2-1; Timp., Marimba, Xylo., 2 Perc., Str.Bass, Hp.

Paul LanskyPieces of Advice
Paul Lansky
Horn in F and Piano

Carl Fischer Music
CY3426 • $38.25
Now available as Custom Print

Newly available in custom print, Paul Lansky’s Pieces of Advice is a five-movement work for horn and piano, commissioned by renowned horn player Bill Purvis and revered concert pianist Mihae Lee. For advanced players. See the first page of all five movements here (PDF, 919KB).

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TROMBONE

Arban Method for TromboneMethod for Trombone and Baritone B.C.
By Jean Baptiste Arban
Revised for Trombone by Charles L. Randall and Simone Mantia
Edited by Alan Raph
Trombone or Baritone B.C.

Carl Fischer Music
O23X - Book and Data CD - $29.99
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Arban's fundamental method book for trumpet was first published in 1864 and has held a top spot in trumpet studies ever since. In 1936, two of the finest trombonists of the day, Charles Randall and Simone Mantia, revised the method for trombone, creating the basis for trombone studies over the ensuing 75 years.

Today, Alan Raph brings the Arban into the 21st century, enhancing and expanding the complete Arban text, and addressing new skills and techniques developed up to current times. Sections have been expanded (i.e., scales, arpeggios), and new sections have been added (i.e., slide drills, contemporary forms of double and triple tonguing). Alternate positions have been updated and expanded. Sometimes F-attachment positions are given to facilitate awkward slide movements.

Raph's exceptional edition also includes a CD of MP3 accompaniments to the 12 Celebrated Fantaisies and Airs Variés, as performed by John Walker, for a complete instructional package for trombone students.

Students Essential Studies for TromboneStudent's Essential Studies for Trombone
A Sequential Collection of 42 Standard Etudes for the Advancing Student
By Tom Brantley

Carl Fischer Music
WF159 - $16.99
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This diverse collection of 42 etudes for the advancing trombone student contains the most essential studies providing challenges and repertoire to develop tone, technical facility, range, flexibility, and musical concepts. Selected, edited, and arranged by Tom Brantley, the book includes core etudes from Arban, Fink, Shuebruk, and Rochut, among others. Everything the developing trombone player needs in one book.

The Complete Scale CompendiumThe Complete Scale Compendium
By Larry Clark

Carl Fischer Music
WF176 - Trombone - $14.99
See sample pages from WF172 Flute (PDF)

The mastery of scales and scale patterns has long been established as the best way to improve technical abilities on all instruments. The Complete Scale Compendium focuses on what is most common in the study of classical music: core major and minor scales, as well as chromatic, pentatonic, whole-tone, and blues scales. Students will learn the construction of these scales while practicing unique patterns, enriching their technique. Specific slurs and articulations have been left off of the exercises so that a multitude of different articulation and slur patterns can be used. The exercises are presented in two ways: by scale pattern and by key. Also available for flute, clarinet, alto saxophone, trumpet, and violin.

Bach Six Cello SuitesSix Cello Suites
By Johann Sebastian Bach
Transcribed and Edited by Larry Clark
Solo Trombone

Carl Fischer Music
WF164 - $14.99
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Bach’s Six Suites for Unaccompanied Cello are some of the most frequently performed and recognizable solo compositions. The six suites have been meticulously transcribed; adapting articulation, double stops, and octave shifts to help each instrument mimic the cello as much as possible. Now available for a whole new group of instrumentalists to enjoy, these are must-haves for teachers and students alike.

Melodious EtudesMelodious Etudes for Trombone, Volume 2
Selected from the Vocalises of Marco Bordogni
Transcribed and progressively arranged by Joannes Rochut
Edited by Alan Raph
Trombone

Carl Fischer
O1595X - Book and CD - $19.99
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If you have played and studied the trombone, then it is likely you are familiar with the book commonly referred to as the “Rochut” book. In 1928, Joannes Rochut edited Melodious Etudes for Trombone, published by Carl Fischer Music. Rochut thoroughly selected and edited the wonderfully lyrical vocalises composed by master vocal pedagogue Marco Bordogni, and so the study of the trombone was forever changed. After more than 80 years, Carl Fischer Music editors decided it was time to give this long-established publication a fresh new look. We asked the renowned trombonist and author Alan Raph to re-edit the book to fix errors that have existed since its inception. It was Raph’s intent, however, to preserve the important pedagogical sequence established by Rochut, while also taking this new edition one step further. Piano accompaniments have always existed for these delightful etudes and Mr. Raph has now made them part of this new edition. On the included CD, you will find PDF files of all of these piano accompaniments as well as superb MP3 recordings by pianist Rae Moses. With the inclusion of the piano accompaniments, the practice experience is greatly enhanced and the player can deepen their musical expression. This, along with painstakingly edited and re-engraved music, takes this seminal book into the twenty-first century. Every serious teacher and student of the trombone should have this new edition as part of their repertoire. For advancing players.

Chops for Trombone

Chops for Trombone
The Ultimate Guide to Building Tone, Technique and Flexibility
By Frank T. Williams
Foreword by Larry Clark
Trombone

Carl Fischer Music
WF127 — $12.99

Chops: The Ultimate Guide to Building Tone, Technique and Flexibility is a thorough method for brass instruments written by Frank Williams, one of the most respected brass pedagogues in the world. These exercises are not glamorous, but they are the vegetables that all brass players must eat in order to improve their tone, technique and flexibility. This is a one-of-a-kind collection of exercises and insights into mastering the skills necessary to be a solid player on a brass instrument. Williams’ students are living proof that these exercises work, ranging from private students, high school bands, award-winning drum and bugle corps, current composers, band directors, and professional musicians, including Mike Roylance, tubist for the Boston Symphony Orchestra. With diligent work, Chops will help current students succeed, too.

Repertoire Classics for TromboneRepertoire Classics for Trombone:
42 Recital Pieces with Piano Accompaniment
Compiled and Edited by Alan Raph
Trombone

Carl Fischer Music
WF118 — $12.95
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Carl Fischer’s Repertoire Classics series consists of comprehensive and progressively graded collections of classic solos with piano accompaniment. Each book contains a fine mix of transcriptions of familiar classics along with solos written specifically for the instrument. Many of the pieces in these collections appear on state contest/festival required music lists. The pieces featured cover the performance levels of grade 2 through 5, representing all style periods, and include works by some of the greatest composers of all time.

As an added bonus, the included data CD contains MP3 audio files of the piano accompaniments to make practicing more fun. It also contains piano accompaniment parts for all pieces in the collection in PDF format. Our innovative and unique packaging allows Carl Fischer Music to provide you with large and useful collections of solo literature at affordable prices, and players will find them useful for years to come. Read more.

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Repertoire Classics for Trumpet

Melodious EtudesMelodious Etudes for Trombone, Book 1 Book with CD
Selected from the Vocalises of Marco Bordogni
Transcribed and Progressively Arranged by Joannes Rochut
Edited by Alan Raph

Carl Fischer Music
O1594X — $19.95
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A staple in brass methods, Melodious Etudes for Trombone, Book 1 has been re-engraved, corrected by pedagogue Alan Raph, and printed with a lay-flat binding for ease of use. Additionally, Bordogni’s original piano accompaniments, written specially for the vocalises, are presented with these etudes for the first time. As a bonus, the edition now includes a CD containing MP3s and printable PDFs of the original piano accompaniments, performed by Rae Moses. These etudes, transcribed from the vocalises of Bordogni, have been specially prepared for use by trombonists in order to perfect their overall technique and in particular to develop style in the interpretation of melody.

Forty Progressive EtudesForty Progressive Etudes for Trombone Book & CD
By Sigmund Hering
With Performances by John Drew

Carl Fischer Music
O4441X – Book and CD – $17.95
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From one of the most prolifically published brass pedagogues of the twentieth century, Sigmund Hering’s 40 Progressive Etudes is recognized as an essential method, containing forty etudes that are perfect for the developing trombone or baritone player. Ideal for intermediate students, the etudes are organized in a progressive manner, challenging students as they improve. This revised edition contains MP3 recordings of all etudes performed by John Drew, Professor of Trombone at Florida State University.

I Used to Play Trombone
An Innovative Method for Adults Returning to Play
with Piano Accompaniment and Data/MP3 CD
By Larry Clark

Carl Fischer Music
WF117 • Trumpet • $19.95
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I Used to Play is a new series for adults looking to get back into playing their instruments of yesteryear, and will help jumpstart their memory and comfort with music. Its #1 goal is to get people re-acquainted with their instrument(s) by not only reviewing theory and technique with etudes, but also providing them with types of music they want to play, like pop, jazz, and classical tunes. Each book contains a CD with audio MP3 files of complete performances of most songs, plus accompaniment-only play-along versions. The CD also contains printable PDFs of piano parts for practice or performance opportunities. It’s just the push former players need to fall back in love with their instruments again!

See also I Used to Play Trumpet

Arban’s Famous Method for Trombone Platinum Edition Book with CD
Jean-Baptiste Arban
Trombone

Carl Fischer Music
O23PE • $39.95

Arban’s Famous Method for Trombone Platinum Edition Book/CD is a celebration of over 500,000 copies sold of the quintessential original edition by Joseph Jean-Baptiste Laurent Arban. The classic edition that has served as the method of choice for generations of trombone players, Arban’s Famous Method offers the student a comprehensive system of study for the trombone, including scales, etudes, duets, solos, and extensive exercises designed to develop musicianship and technique. The Platinum Edition comes with exciting new features including comb-binding for easier use, a handsome new Platinum Edition cover, plus a piano accompaniment CD for the 12 Fantaisies contained in the book, including “Fantaisie and Variations on a Cavatina,” “Fantaisie Brillante,” “Caprice and Variations,” “The Carnival of Venice,” and more.

Ear Training for Trombone
By David Vining
Trombone

Carl Fischer Music
WF83 • $14.95

Ear Training for Trombone is one of the first methods to integrate performance on the instrument with singing to enable the player to internalize the music. Written by David Vining, a leading brass educator with extensive orchestral, chamber, and solo performance experience, Ear Training for Trombone is a comprehensive and progressively organized method for improving the ear of students on any brass instrument. In turn, this brings marked improvement in tone, intonation, pitch accuracy, and musical understanding. The book contains more than 70 exercises in pitch, scales, arpeggios, and intervals, including melodious etudes and orchestral excerpts. A brass equivalent of the ear training method is long overdue, and this book is appropriate for not only young students, but brass students of all ages.

Also available — Ear Training for Trumpet

Protocol: A Guide to the Collegiate Audition Process for Trombone
(Tenor Trombone, Euphonium, and Bass Trombone)
Compiled and Edited by Larry Clark and Daniel Schmidt
Foreword by David Vining

Carl Fischer Music
WF81 • $19.95

We’ve added two new volumes to the Protocol: A Guide to the Collegiate Audition Process series, for Alto Saxophone and for Trombone. Providing useful reference and audition material for college-bound saxophone and trombone players, these books were created by college/university music educators and include the most frequently requested audition requirements from many universities. Students will go into their auditions completely prepared with help from these books! Also available for Clarinet (WF59 – $19.95), Flute (WF58 – $19.95), and Trumpet (WF60 – $19.95).

The Complete Shuebruk
Lip Trainers

for Trombone/Baritone
Richard Shuebruk
Arranged by Larry Clark

Carl Fischer Music
WF74 • $9.95

The Complete Shuebruk
Tongue Trainers

for Trombone/Baritone
Richard Shuebruk
Arranged by Larry Clark

Carl Fischer Music
WF73 • $11.95

These essential collections for trombone and baritone technique have been adapted from two best-selling Carl Fischer Music trumpet publications of the same name. The trumpet versions were first released in 1923 as six small pamphlets, and have been used to teach lip flexibility and tonguing agility for 85 years with great success. In 2003, the pamphlets were combined into the top-selling Complete Shuebruk Lip and Tongue Trainers for Trumpet. Popular composer and Carl Fischer Music Editor-in-Chief Larry Clark has carefully edited these important methods for use by trombone and baritone students. The books will also work equally well as part of a study program on the tuba. The publications contain detailed instruction and etudes/exercises from Shuebruk, designed to build the musculature necessary to develop fast and accurate lip flexibility as well as quick, clean and crisp articulation. The Complete Shuebruk Lip and Tongue Trainers for Trombone/Baritone, along with the previously published books for trumpet, are a must for all serious students of brass instruments. This adaptation is long overdue and will be gladly welcomed by brass students and teachers alike.

Prague Concerto
By Christopher Brubeck
Edited by Vytas J. Baksys and Douglas Yeo
Bass Trombone and Orchestra

Carl Fischer Music
W2637 • $34.95

Christopher Brubeck’s Prague Concerto was written in tribute to the Czech National Orchestra at their request after a performance of one of his first concertos, in which Brubeck was the soloist. This is a unique and quirky piece for bass trombone, covering a wide range of styles and rhythm, as evidenced by tempo markings like barbaro and bizarro. For the advanced player.

David NoonSong and Toccata, Op. 24
By David Noon
Solo Trombone

Another early work by one of our featured composers, Song and Toccata (1970) shows the young Noon's evolving voice in two disparate movements for solo trombone. For advanced performers.

Carl Fischer Music FE52 - Score - $13.99
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BARITONE
The Complete Shuebruk
Lip Trainers

for Trombone/Baritone
Richard Shuebruk
Arranged by Larry Clark

Carl Fischer Music
WF74 • $9.95

The Complete Shuebruk
Tongue Trainers

for Trombone/Baritone
Richard Shuebruk
Arranged by Larry Clark

Carl Fischer Music
WF73 • $11.95

These essential collections for trombone and baritone technique have been adapted from two best-selling Carl Fischer Music trumpet publications of the same name. The trumpet versions were first released in 1923 as six small pamphlets, and have been used to teach lip flexibility and tonguing agility for 85 years with great success. In 2003, the pamphlets were combined into the top-selling Complete Shuebruk Lip and Tongue Trainers for Trumpet. Popular composer and Carl Fischer Music Editor-in-Chief Larry Clark has carefully edited these important methods for use by trombone and baritone students. The books will also work equally well as part of a study program on the tuba. The publications contain detailed instruction and etudes/exercises from Shuebruk, designed to build the musculature necessary to develop fast and accurate lip flexibility as well as quick, clean and crisp articulation. The Complete Shuebruk Lip and Tongue Trainers for Trombone/Baritone, along with the previously published books for trumpet, are a must for all serious students of brass instruments. This adaptation is long overdue and will be gladly welcomed by brass students and teachers alike.

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BRASS ENSEMBLES and ENSEMBLES with BRASS
Biebel Ave MariaAve Maria (Angelus Domini)
By Franz Biebl
Arranged by Jeremy Yager
10-Part Brass Ensemble (3-2-3-2)

Balquhidder Music
BQ127 - Score and Parts - $32.95
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Franz Biebl (1906 - 2001) made his way from choir director to professor of choral music to head of choral programs at Bavarian Radio. In this latter capacity, he often encouraged American choirs to visit Munich to perform on radio and with German choirs. A copy of the Ave Maria was given to the Cornell University Glee Club's director, who brought it back to the U.S., where it became ever more popular.

A recording by Chanticleer made it a hit with the American public, which also brought it to much wider attention in Germany, where it had previously languished. Originally written for male chorus, the Ave Maria is now available in several voicings by the composer, including a version for 7-part mixed chorus, and has been arranged for instrumental ensembles, as well. Now, Jeremy Yager provides a definitive brass choir version, faithful to the original, and suitable for high school and college ensembles.

Hide and Seek
By Imogen Heap
Arranged by Vicky Greenbaum
Seven Brass Instruments (Two Flugelhorns, Two Horns, Two Trombones and Tuba)

Balquhidder Music
BQ128 – Score and Parts - $19.95

Indie pop singer/songwriter Imogen Heap’s Hide and Seek has been inventively arranged by Vicky Greenbaum for small brass ensemble. A strikingly unique and contemporary song, its YouTube video has been viewed more than 4.7 million times. This arrangement is not technically difficult – but it does present musical challenges in terms of nuance and inflection. Trumpeters may use bucket mutes if flugelhorns are not available, but open trumpets would not be appropriate. This would be a unique piece for a brass recital and is also playable by advance high school students, who will no doubt greet it with enthusiasm. Click here to watch the original song’s music video on YouTube. See a page (JPG).

Gabrieli Sonata XVIIISonata XVIII (C211)
By Giovanni Gabrieli
Transcribed by Christopher Buchanan
14-part Brass Ensemble in 3 Choirs
(4 Trumpets, Flugelhorn, 4 Horns, 4 Trombones, Tuba)

Balquhidder Music
BQ131 - Score and Parts - $31.95
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Giovanni Gabrieli (c. 1555-1612), perhaps best known for his many published motets and instrumental canzoni, spent the majority of his career as organist at Venice’s Basilica San Marco. Sonata XVIII survives in the 1615 print Canzoni et Sonate (RISM G88), compiled and edited posthumously by a Father P. Thaddeo, Gabrieli’s confessor (likely assisted by Alvise Grani, who is credited with the same for Symphoniae Sacrae II). The work is scored for 3 choirs, with rubrics indicating the use of 4 cornetti and 10 tromboni. The present edition is based on a copy of RISM G88 located in the Staatsbibliothek Augsburg. All notes and accidentals are true to the print; ficta and optional ornamentation based on the treatises of Bassano and Dalla Casa are located above the staff. Substitute parts are available in PDF form from the publisher by request.

Scherza Amarilli e Clori
By Giovanni Gabrieli
Transcribed by David Mathie
Six-Part Brass Ensemble

Balquhidder Music
BQ125 – Score and Parts - $16.95
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Scherza Amarilli e Clori was written in 1600 for the wedding of Gabrieli’s close friend Georg Gruber, a Tuscan nobleman. It was originally scored for a chorus of six voices: two sopranos, alto, tenor, baritone and bass voices. Unlike many of his works that were written for performance in Italy’s St. Mark’s Cathedral, this piece is not antiphonal in nature. This transcription was taken from the complete works (Giovani Gabrieli Opera Omnia, Volume XII: Madrigalia, edited by Denis Arnold, American Institute of Musicology, Hänssler-Verlag, 1974). Editorial additions have been kept to a minimum: the slurs were taken from the text, while the dynamics are suggested by both the text and texture of the music. Musical interpretations should bear in mind that the work is vocal in nature. Dur.: 3’

Tango SuiteTango Suite
By Astor Piazzolla
Arranged by Paul Bhasin
10-piece Brass Ensemble

Balquhidder Music
BQ126 — Score and Parts — $34.95

A virtuoso, lively and infectious suite of three of Piazolla’s favorite pieces arranged by Paul Bhasin for 10-piece brass ensemble (3 trumpets, flugelhorn, 2 horns, 2 trombones, euphonium, and tuba). This imaginative arrangement will be premiered by the US Marine Band in October 2011 and is sure to become a standard in the brass ensemble repertoire. Includes Fugato, Milonga del Angel, and Libertango. See a page (JPG)

Star PillarsStar Pillars
By Marc Falcone
Three Trumpets, Three Trombones and Tuba

Balquhidder Music
BQ124 – Score and Parts - $23.95
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A multi-layered, robust and celebratory fanfare for brass ensemble. This work is a lively shout-out that will open any program memorably and professionally. Dur.: 2’39” Click here to listen.

Sunset Rag
By Kazimierz Machala
Brass Quintet

Capo Tasto Music
W2643 • $19.95

Native Polish composer and horn teacher Kazimierz Machala has written a lively, syncopated piece for brass quintet entitled Sunset Rag. The three top parts toss the melody around as the fourth part provides a cheerful bassline. Score and parts included.

Samuel AdlerBe Not Afraid: The Isle is Full of Noises
By Samuel Adler
Brass Quintet

Carl Fischer Music
CY2983 • $41.50 Score and Parts

Marga RichterRicercare
By Marga Richter
Brass Quartet

Carl Fischer Music
Full Score - FE209F - $18.75   
Set of Parts – FE209M - $35.25   

Marga Richter’s Ricercare or fugue for brass quartet was first published in 1958. Among Richter’s honors are annual awards from ASCAP since 1966, two grants from the National Endowment for the Arts (1977, 1979) and numerous grants from the Martha Baird Rockefeller Fund, Meet the Composer, the National Federation of Music Clubs, and other organizations.

Sing Out All Voices Clear and Bright
By Hal H. Hopson
Brass Quintet

Carl Fischer Music
CP27 • $12.75

A supplement to Sing Out All Voices Clear and Bright for SATB chorus, organ and handbell
(Carl Fischer Music – CM8032).

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