Francois Dauverne was one of the most important trumpet players and trumpet pedagogues of all time. His students, Arban and Saint-Jacome, went on to write two of the seminal grand methods still used today. When they studied with Francois Dauverne from 1840 – 1870, they were gaining the knowledge base that would shape their future teaching, and this grand method was the book they were learning from.
There are two reasons why this book is important. The author gives us a unique historical perspective on the trumpet through past historical survey, and, from a practical standpoint, the reader can further appreciate the use of trumpets during this unique period. The natural trumpet was still in use, and the newly invented piston trumpet and slide trumpet were also active in this time. Each instrument is examined here and was written after Dauverne became internationally recognized as a virtuoso trumpet soloist.
There are more samples to the left than ever presented before, because there is so much wonderful material. Take a look there for an outline, but I will give an idea here of what is covered. If you do not have a copy of this book. Now is the time. The duets and multiple sets of etudes alone make this a tremendous value.
What is covered: Trumpet history with illustrations; Altenburg trio, quartet, concerto; Three pieces for trumpet choir; 4 Altenburg sacred quartets; Beginning studies; Interval study duets; Long tones; Slurs; 100 articulation exercises; Multiple tonguing; 6 easy duets; 50 natural trumpet articulation studies; 25 Characteristic studies; 30 range exercises; 12 duets in multiple styles; 6 study duets from modern works; 12 duos for trumpets in different keys; 6 trios for trumpets in different keys; 6 quartets for different keyed trumpets; Chromatic trumpet exercises; Ornaments; 12 melodic etudes; Scale exercises; 12 melodic etudes; 6 duos; 20 Characteristic studies;