Songs Without Words for Trumpet


Songs Without Words for Trumpet by Gabriel Fauré, edited and arranged by William Stanley; trumpet edition edited by Bruce Barrie, is appropriate for high school through professional trumpet players.

This item includes a CD of the piano accompaniment featuring Margaret McDonald, piano, engineered by Kevin Harbison.

All trumpet players strive to make their performances “sing,” so what better way than to practice Songs Without Words? These vocalises by Gabriel Fauré follow a long tradition of using vocal exercises as study material for trumpet. This edition is based on the excellent critical work (Edition Peters - EP 11385 used by permission) of Roy Howat and Emily Kilpatrick, noted Fauré scholars, who discovered the songs from ear-training exercises, test pieces, and entrance audition material used at the Paris Conservatory. The original intents of these songs are not so removed from us today, and can provide multiple uses for the modern trumpet player including ear-training (both on and off the instrument), sight-reading, and musical expression within rather condensed material.

“Finally, an intelligent method! This book requires reflection and introspection; it is there to sustain each person’s creativity, to develop the essential art of the phrase, to go beyond instrumental technique through musical sense, to draw out the essence of interpretation, and perhaps most of all, to help each of us develop our own personality.” - Eric Aubier, International Trumpet Soloist, Indesens International Recording Company

18 pages, spiral bound to lay flat on the music stand; includes CD

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