Saro’s book of 24 Studies for Trumpet is an interesting example of a wonderful etude book disappearing from circulation after a successful early run after its publication. Many books from this time period would actually advertise this book of studies on their back cover, along with a host of others from the same decade. The interesting thing is that while the others survived, this one all but disappeared. I was able to find a copy in exquisite shape and I am very happy to get it back into circulation again.
These studies are inventive and interesting, very idiomatically written, and fulfill and important role in the repertoire. Intermediate players are often left with sub-par etudes to work from, but this book gives them something that is as much a musical challenge as it a technical one.
You can check out some samples to the left them grab an immediate PDF download above.