Julien Porret is very well known for his trumpet methods, etude books, and extensive duet writing. This fantastic duet book is one that is hardly known, but it is incredibly useful for the studio and the stage. These duets progress from intermediate to advanced level through their 30 pages, and are a delightful challenge. The titles and notes are in English, French, Dutch, and German, making this collection easily accessible to musicians everywhere.
The book begins with a really interesting warm up. It is called “Preparation for the Lips” borrowing nomenclature from Merri Franquin, and is a two person warm up to get your ready for the duets. This is something I will be using in my studio for joint lesson warm ups and is included for free in the samples to the left.
If you have never seen this, it is time to grab a PDF and dig in. You will be extremely glad you gave them a try.