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J. B. Arban - 14 Characteristic Studies

  Book cover

There are a couple of recordings of J. B. Arban: Characteristic Studies (e.g. David Baldwin or Clyde Hunt).

A recent recording is with the British virtuoso Paul Mayes. This recording and a book with piano and solopart is published by
Brass Wind Publication. It was recorded in Nigel Gomm's home built studio “The Outback” in 2008.

The two CDs that come with the book contains John Alley's accompaniment in three tempi. One for slow practice, one for performance and one for the more virtuoso performance. Also included are beautiful permformances of all 14 studies with Paul Mayes on cornet.

I have been using these CDs for more than a month now. Great fun to listen to Mayes, play along + play with the piano accompaniment. 
The solo part is nicely set and is much easier to use than the music at the back of the Arban book.

Here is a recording of Study No. 1 with Mayes from YouTube
How to order:
I ordered the book from Brass Wind Publication in UK

Some facts:

Publisher: Brass Wind Publication
Composer: Jean-Baptiste Arban,
Edition: Nigel Gomm & Paul Mayes
Accompaniment: John Alley
Year: 2008
Price: £25.50

o.j. 2009