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Audition and Performance Preparation for Trumpet, Orchestral Literature Studies, Vol. 4 by Rob Roy McGregor, pub. Balquhidder


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Audition and Performance Preparation for Trumpet, Orchestral Literature Studies

These volumes are designed to help you more fully prepare for orchestral auditions and performances. The process involves deconstructing the materials to the most basic playing principles and then gradually reapplying the complexities on a better foundation. The exercises are extraordinarily useful even if you are not preparing an audition.

These books represent McGregor’s thirty-five years of experience at the major orchestra level (Baltimore Symphony, eleven years; Los Angeles Philharmonic, twenty-four years).

""A major pedagogical triumph" -- Clifford Lillya, University of Michigan
"...a giant step beyond conventional excerpt books" -- Edward Tarr
"...a gold mine", -- Bo Nilsson, Malmo Symphony
"...he literally encircles and traps each of the Audition excerpts, leaving it no way out but the right one. And sometimes he plays with it like the cat with the mouse." -- Max Sommerhalder

Volume IV: New Edition ~ November 2003 Bach: Christmas Oratorio; Debussy: Nocturnes; Strauss: Till Eulenspiegel; Scriabin: Poem of Ecstasy; Stravinsky: Symphony of Psalms; Copland: Outdoor Overture; more. Appendix: 17 American Trumpeters' Reflections on Auditioning and Working in Today's Orchestras. (80 pp)

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