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For Immediate Release June 2011

Carl Fischer Music Releases New Edition of
Melodious Etudes for Trombone, Volume 1

Melodious Etudes for TromboneNew York, NY — Carl Fischer Music announces a fresh, new edition of a staple in brass methods. Melodious Etudes for Trombone, Book 1 (O1594X — $19.95) 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.

Also recently released: a new edition of Hering’s Forty Progressive Etudes for Trombone with CD.

Alan Raph is a composer, arranger, conductor, multi-instrumentalist (Bass Trombone, Trombone, Tuba, Bass Trumpet, Euphonium, Piano), author, educator, clinician, lecturer, and soloist..A charter member of the American Symphony Orchestra, among others, Mr. Raph holds a Masters in Music Education from Columbia University Teachers College and studied privately with the likes of Nadia Boulanger and John Mehegan. He also has an extensive recording history, having worked with Quincy Jones, Philip Glass, Diana Ross, and many more. Mr. Raph currently serves on the faculty at Columbia University Teachers College and Queens College, and composes for the Joffrey Ballet. Learn more by visiting his website.

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