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Repertoire for Trumpet

 

A Selected List of Methods, Etudes, Technical Studies


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Methods

Jean-Baptiste Arban, Complete Conservatory Method for Trumpet (Fischer)
François Dauverne, Methode pour la trompette (Arpeges)
Saint-Jacome, Grand method complete (Fischer)
Alan Vizzuti, Trumpet Method, vols. 1-3 (Alfred Music)

Etude books
Jean-Baptiste Arban, Complete Conservatory Method for Trumpet (Fischer)
Marcel Bitsch, 20 Etudes (Leduc)
Oscar Bohme, 24 Studies (International)
Narcisse Bousquet, 36 Celebrated Studies for Cornet (Fischer)
Vassily Brandt, 34 Studies (International)
Theo Charlier, 36 études transcendantes (Leduc)
Guiseppe Concone, Lyrical Studies for Trumpet (Brass Press)
Roger Voisin, 11 Studies (International)
Wilhelm Wurm, 40 Studies (International)

Transposition
Marco Bordogni, 24 Vocalises (Leduc)
Reginaldo Caffarelli, 100 Melodic Studies (Ricordi)
Sigmund Hering, The Orchestra Trumpeter (Fischer)
Joannes Rochut, Melodious Etudes for Trombone (Fischer)
Ernst Sachse, 100 Studies (International)

 Technical exercises
Herbert L. Clarke, Technical Studies for Cornet (Fischer)
Charles Colin, Advanced Lip Flexibilities (Colin)
Chris Gekker, Articulation Studies, Exercises, Etudes, and Duets (Transition)
Robert Getchell, Practical Studies for Cornet and Trumpet (Belwin Mills)
John Haynie, How to play High Notes & Low Notes (Colin)
Earl Irons, 27 Groups of Studies (Southern Music)
Keith Johnson, Progressive Studies for the Upper Register (Gore)
Lowell Little, Embouchure Builder (Belwin Mills)
Robert Nagel, Speed Studies (Mentor Music)
Max Schlossberg, Daily Drills & Technical Studies (M. Baron)
Richard Shuebruk, Lip Trainers (Fischer)
Walter Smith, Lip Flexibility (Fischer)
Walter Smith, Top Tones (Fischer)
James Stamp, Warm-ups + Studies (BIM)
William Vacchiano, Trumpet Routines (Colin)
Ernest Williams, The Secret of Technique Preservation (Fischer)

Piccolo trumpet
Mel Broiles, Trumpet Baroque, 2 vols. (Queen City)
David Hickman, The Piccolo Trumpet (Tromba)
Gerald Webster, Method for Piccolo Trumpet (Brass Press)

 

Graded list of selected solo literature

First Year
Guillaume Balay, Petite pièce concertante (Belwin Mills)
Guillaume Balay, Prelude et ballade (Hickman)
Herbert L. Clarke, Maid of the Mist (Warner Bros.)
Bernard Fitzgerald, Gaelic Suite (Presser)
Bernard Fitzgerald, Italian Suite (Presser)
Alphonse Goeyens, All ‘Antica (Southern)
George Frederic Handel (arr. Fitzgerald), Aria con variazioni (Belwin Mills)
Bernard Fitzgerald, Ballad (Southern)
J. Guy Ropartz, Andante et allegro (Southern)

Second Year
Jean-Baptiste Arban, Variations on a Cavatina by Bellini (Fischer)
Jean-Baptiste Arban, Fantasie Brillante (Fischer)
Eugene Bozza, Badinage (Leduc)
Herbert L. Clarke, Bride of the Waves (Warner Bros.)
Herbert L. Clarke, The Debutante (Warner Bros.)
Herbert L. Clarke, Stars in a Velvety Sky (Fischer)
Pierre Gabaye, Boutade (Leduc)
Orlando Gibbons (arr. Cruft), Suite (Galaxy)
Alexander Goedicke, Concert Etude (Hickman)
Thorvald Hansen, Sonata (Hickman)
William Latham, Suite(Presser)
Bohuslav Martinu, Sonatina (Leduc)
David Sampson, Litany of Breath (Brass Press)
Frank Simon, Willow Echoes (Hickman)

Third Year
Joseph Edouard Barat, Andante et Scherzo (Leduc)
Leonard Bernstein, Rondo for Lifey (Boosey & Hawkes)
Thomas Beversdorf, Sonata (Southern Music)
John Cheetham, Concoctions (Presser)
Herbert L. Clarke, Carnival of Venice (Warner Bros.)
Franz Josef Haydn, Concerto (ed. Bowman) (G. Schirmer)
Jean Hubeau, Sonata (Durand)
Kent Kennan, Sonata (Warner Bros,)
Otto Ketting, Intrada (Donemus)
William Latham, Suite (Presser)
Richard Peaslee, Nightsongs (Margun)
Florent Peeters, Sonata (C.F. Peters)
Vincent Persichetti, The Hollowmen (Elkan-Vogel)
Karl Pilss, Sonata (Universal Edition)
Joseph Turrin, Caprice (BIM)

Fourth Year
Jean-Baptiste Arban, Variations on Carnival of Venice (Carl Fischer)
Malcolm Arnold, Fantasie (Faber Music)
Alexander Arutunian, Concerto (International)
Alexander Arutunian, Aria and Scherzo (Leduc)
Oscar Bohme, Concerto (Boosey & Hawkes)
Eugene Bozza, Rustiques (Leduc)
Ernest Bloch, Proclamation (Broude Bros.)
Herbert L. Clarke, The Southern Cross (Warner Bros.)
Georges Enesco, Legend (International)
Eric Ewazen, Sonata (Southern Music)
Edward Gregson, Concerto (Novello)
Vittorio Giannini, Concerto (Warner Bros.)
Paul Hindemith, Sonata (Schott)
Arthur Honegger, Intrada (Salabert)
Johan Nepomuk Hummel, Concerto (ed. Ghitala) (Robert King Music)
Johann Baptist Neruda, Concerto (Musica Rara)
Vincent Persichetti, Parable for Solo Trumpet (Presser)
Ernst Sachse, Concertino (International)
Halsey Stevens, Sonata (C.F. Peters)

Piccolo trumpet
Introductory:
Marc-Antoine Charpentier, Prelude to a Te Deum (Emerson)
Henry Purcell, Sonata in D Major (International)
John Stanley (ed. Tarr), Suite of Voluntaries, No. 1, 2, 3 (Brass Press)
George Philippe Telemann, Air de Trompette (Brass Press)

Medium:
George Frederic Handel, Suite in D Major (Musica Rara)
Jeremiah Clarke, Suite in D Major (Musica Rara)
Jean-Joseph Mouret, Sinfonies des fanfares (Gray Publications)
George Philippe Telemann, Heroic Music (International)
Guiseppe Torelli, Concerto in D Major (ed. Tarr) (Musica Rara)
Guiseppe Torelli, Sonatas in D Major G. 4, 6 (Ellis)
Domenico Scarlatti (ed. Voisin), Six Sonatas, vols. 1, 2 (International)
Giovanni Bonaventura Viviani, (ed. Tarr) Sonatas I and II in C major (Musica Rara)

Advanced:
Johann Friedrich Fasch, Concerto in D Major (Sikorski)
Johann Wilhelm Hertel, Concerto in Eb
Leopold Mozart, Concerto (Hickman)
Vaclav Nelhybel, Metamorphosis (European American Music)
Guiseppe Tartini, Concerto in D Major (Billaudot)
Guiseppe Torelli, Sonata in D Major G. 1, 8 (Ellis)
George Philippe Telemann, Concerto in D Major (Musica Rara)

 

Texts

Pedagogy
Herbert Benson, M.D., The Relaxation Response (Harper)
Madeline Bruser, The Art of Practicing (Harmony)
Wilfredo Cardoso, Ascending Trumpets (Cardoso)
Wilfredo Cardoso, Playing Trumpet in the Orchestra (Cardoso)
Delbert Dale, Trumpet Technique (Oxford)
Philip Farkas, The Art of Musicianship (Musical Pub.)
Philip Farkas, The Art of Brass Playing (Wind Music)
Brian Frederikson, Arnold Jacobs: Song and Wind (Windsong)
Barry Green, Inner Game of Music/Tennis (Doubleday)
Fay Hanson, Brass Playing: Mechanism and Technic (Fischer)
Keith Johnson, The Art of Trumpet Playing (Gore)
Keith Johnson, Brass Performance and Pedagogy (Prentice Hall)
Earle Kent, The Inside Story of Brass Playing (Conn)
Gordon Mathie, The Trumpet Teacher's Guide (Queen City)
Rafael Mendez, Prelude to Brass Playing (Fischer)
Irmtraud Tarr Kruger, Performance Power (Summit)
Robert Weast, Brass performance (McGinnis)
Robert Weast, Keys to Natural Performance (Brass World)

Historical/Bibliography
Johann Ernst Altenburg (ed. Tarr), Trumpeters and Kettledrummers Art (Brass Press)
Anthony Baines, Brass Instruments, Their History and Development (Faber)
Philip Bate, The Trumpet and Trombone (Norton)
Cesar Bendinelli (ed. Tarr), The Entire Art of Trumpet Playing (1614) (Brass Press)
Dalquist, The Keyed Bugle and Its Greatest Virtuoso, Anton Weidinger (Brass Press)
Robert Eliason, Early American Brass Makers (Brass Press)
Robert Eliason, Keyed Bugles in the United States (Smithsonian)
Girolimo Fantini (ed. Tarr), Modo per Impare (Brass Press)
Mark Fasman, Brass Bibliography (Indiana University)
Kurt Gorman, “The Literature for Trumpet in Mixed Chamber Music of the Twentieth Century” (UMI)
Horne, Aaron.  Brass Music of Black Composers: A Bibliography (Music Reference Collection)
Werner Menke, History of the Trumpet of Bach and Handel (Schott)
Don Smithers,  The Music and History of the Baroque Trumpet before 1721 (Southern Illinois University)
Edward Tarr, The Trumpet  (Amadeus)

 

 

 

 

Kurt Gorman, D.M.A.
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University of Tennesee at Martin
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