Balasanian is well represented in the qPress catalogue, and for good reason. His melodic Russian influenced writing for the trumpet is the closest thing we have to Rachmaninoff or Prokofiev for solo trumpet. The studies are rich and full of nuance, and they are a great way to bridge the gap from Intermediate to Advanced level repertoire for college level students.
These 20 Characteristic Studies are a rewarding challenge. I have attached the first two in the samples to the left so you can give them a try and get a feeling for their difficulty level. Pull out your horn and give them a read. When you are ready, click above for an immediate PDF download.