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Gilbert Johnson, the famous trumpeter of the Philadelphia Orchestra, wrote that this book was compiled to acquaint the trumpet player with important passages from compositions of some of the greatest composers of the twentieth century. He hoped that this material will be of value to both student and professional. He knew first hand where the challenges in this repertoire lie, so in many instances measure rests have been included for the sake of continuity and to indicate where problems of endurance may be encountered.
This series is designed to help both the student and the professional player towards a mastery of contemporary musical language and instrumental techniques. To attain this challenging goal, the writer-compiler of each book – a distinguished performer in his field – has chosen interesting, important passages from the symphonic literature of the 20th Century, accompanying many excerpts with special comments and suggestions concerning artistic and technical problems.
Extensive cueing is one of the special features of this series. Cues are used to indicate to the player how exposed the part is and what instrument he should listen for in order to be able to adjust in rhythm, volume and intonation to the ensemble of the orchestra.
While the presentation of a complete, one-volume survey for each instrument is impossible, it is hoped, nevertheless, that this unique series will provide the player with a significant exposure to contemporary music along with the practical means to study it.
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Table of Contents
First Essay for Orchestra
Second Essay for Orchestra
Medea’s Meditation and Dance of Vengeance
Piano Concerto .
Overture to ” The School for Scandal”
Two Choric Dances
Invocation and Dance
Chamber Symphony No. 2
American Festival Overture
A Solemn Music and A Joyful Fugue
WILLIAMS, R. VAUGHAN