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Low Brass Has Arrived at qPress

When I launched qPress over 5 years ago, the plan was very simple: create a marketplace that puts everything ever written for the trumpet in one place. Since the day we started we have published, translated, transcribed, and distributed more books for trumpet than any publisher in the world.

I have always loved the idea of having a store just for you. A store where every book, every solo, every duet collection, is relevant to your musical enjoyment, technical improvement, and your career. This begs the question, why would you add another instrument into the mix? Well, here is why.

This addition of Trombone methods and repertoire is an offshoot of the qPress trumpet store. It has its own URL and its own separate categories, which means that trumpeters still get their own store that is customized just for them, and Trombone players do as well. We will add Tuba and Baritone next, followed by French Horn next year. If you are a trumpeter, just bookmark this link to see only trumpet relevant materials, and if you are a trombonist, you can do the same with this link.
Aside from having dedicated stores for each instrument, there is also quite a bit of natural cross over between the instruments. They all play in Brass Quintet, for instance, and many books are meant for Trombone or Baritone, or include parts for both Trumpet and Trombone. By branching out we can add more material for more players without crowding the marketplace and making music discovery a pain.

The biggest reason for expanding into low brass is a fundamental one, and it is the driving force behind the entire project. Instruments that are less commonly played, less frequently heard, and less popular in mainstream media, are often left with very little repertoire in print, and have very little space dedicated to them in retail and online outlets. This is not fair, and this is a shame. Our literature is very important to us. It defines our history, outlines our lineage, and it show the clear progression of our place in the musical world. Having the opportunity to bring some of these books out of obscurity and into the hands of trombone players all over the world is an honour and a privilege. Have a look around at the 38 books we are starting with, and be in touch with any requests, I would love to hear from you.

Timothy Quinlan

Founder: qPress

Our First Books for Trombone

4 comments

  • Any chance of also covering alto horn (or tenor horn as the British say)? I know it is a niche instrument, only really featuring in British style brass bands, and historically in Dutch ‘fanfare’ bands (saxhorns and saxophones, basically, with flugels in the place where a brassband has cornets), although these days all fanfare bands use (B-flat) french horns, but there must be _some_ alto horn-specific literature? BTW, I still use my old (bought in 1974 or so) Duhem trumpet etudes (livre 2) to practice my alto horn technique.

    • I am happy to bring any useful literature back into circulation whenever possible. Especially if that literature is useful for a variety of instruments. Studies for treble clef brass can be used for all manner of modern instruments, so I find nearly all classic books still relevant today. Use the contact form on the contact page if you have any specific book suggestions for us. Thanks!

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