qPress is proud to release this collection of Bugle Calls that has been compiled, edited, and annotated by William Vacchiano for Tromba Publications. We have been long time fans of Bill’s incredible books, and not only is this book available for immediate download worldwide, it has also been added to our Complete Vacchiano Collection so you can get it for half price, even on launch day.
Bill explains that “Bugle calls from various countries had the same role, signalling the troops of various maneuvers and gatherings from Charge and Retreat to Mess and Mail Calls. While many are quite difficult, demanding considerable technique and agility, ironically, the plaintive ‘Taps” often proves one of the most difficult because of the extra musical tension of the funeral ceremony.
I have found that practicing calls is an excellent method of improving the ear and sense of security in modem trumpet playing. The player learns to accurately locate the seven overtone series of the trumpet by repeating the calls in different keys or valve combinations. Additionally, the player acquainted with only a lyrical performance approach to the instrument, will find that the calls help add the more aggressive style required in many orchestral trumpet settings.”
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