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This past week, the Unites States Postal Service had a rate increase. While it was only one penny for stamps, overseas shipments increased by a whopping 40%!!
This has forced us to raise the amount of a minimum overseas package to $15. And then we will have to add whatever the actual additional cost is on top of that. I am sorry to see this development as it will certainly make a difference in customer’s decisions about purchasing our music.
On the other hand – here is a partial solution – the e-book. We now have two e-books available for use on the iPad: Bai Lin’s Lip Flexibilities and Concone’s Complete Solfeggi for Trumpet. My own Daily Scale Builder is next in line and expected to go on sale February 8. Like the Bai Lin, the Daily Scale Builder book features many examples recorded by James Wilt of the Los Angeles Philharmonic. At this point I am sorry to say that these e-books cannot be purchased in Japan or China. I hope this will be remedied in the not-too-distant future. But it must involve politics, so draw your own conclusions.
Here are the links for the Bai Lin and the Concone:
Balquhidder Music is now in its 22nd year of operation. We’ve published over 120 titles of all sorts of music for brass – teaching materials and chamber music. We’ve seen technology change enormously to allow such a small operation as ours do so many things – and we have benefited from a good relationship with Carl Fischer Music who handles our distribution to stores and dealers, worldwide.
We are happy to serve orders from schools or individuals right here in this website (go to the Catalog page).
There are a few new twists in the business. I am now a distributor of some very interesting titles by people who are self-publishing their works.
Michael Sachs’s The Orchestral Trumpet : MS 1001
Michael Cichowicz’s Vincent Cichowicz Long Tone Studies: MC-10010
And two solo pieces by Kevin McKee:
one for trumpet and piano: MCK100102
the other for trombone and piano: MCK100101
The most recent publication from this summer is Neil Mueller’s new duet collection: Thirteen Favorite Baroque Trumpet Works arranged in duet form for two trumpets. BQ-121
OTHER NEW THINGS
Remember Kevin McKee’s exciting brass quintet Escape? BQ-86
Paul Bhasin, who arranged the wonderful Piazzolla Tango Suite BQ-126 has made a Wind Ensemble arrangement of Escape. We are now offering a basic set of score and parts for $75. BQ-86a
In October we announced the inauguration of a sister company, Glen Lyon Books. Items from this line are available through Balquhidder Music, exclusively. Please check out www.glenlyonbooks.com and read up on the description and endorsements of Jean-Michel Pilc’s “It’s About Music; the Art and Heart of Improvisation”. It is a very important book and one that we worked hard on all summer and fall. The book was released on Nov. 1 and is enjoying a very enthusiastic reception.
If you are not already on the mailing list, let us know so that we can notify you when these new editions become available. Write to firstname.lastname@example.org and simply say, “add to list”.
To Everyone, a Happy New Year 2013 !
Rob Roy McGregor, Balquhidder Music and Glen Lyon Books
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• Errata List
BQ-2 McGregor: Audition and Performance, Vol. 2, 1997 Edition: page 70, fourth line, 4th measure (the first in Cut Time), second note should be B-flat, not B-natural.
BQ-3 McGregor: Audition and Performance, Vol. 3, 2005 Edition: page 16, third measure after #127, second note of second trumpet should be C-sharp, not C-natural. On page 70, fifth line, first measure, the second trumpet part has some rogue sixteenth rests printed – take them out – the rhythm should look exactly like the first part in the same measure.
BQ-13 Lillya: Trumpet Technic, page 37, in the Parsifal excerpt: there should be a slur marking from the very first note (E-flat) until the first note of the second line; in the fourth line, first measure, the B-flat half-note (beats 3 and 4) should be tied to the B-flat eighth note at the beginning of the next measure.
BQ-48 Lillya: Method for Trumpet and Cornet Book 2, page 37, line 4: the eighth note in the measure should be F-sharp, not F-natural. On page 39, in the second measure, that half-note should be a dotted half-note. On page 49, fourth full measure – the rest at the end of that bar should be a quarter rest, not an eighth rest.
BQ-51 Concone / Korak Complete Solfeggi for Trumpet,
(the more recent printing has all of these corrections)
p.33 remove courtesy accidentals
p.53 change time to 6/8
p.55 change time to 2/4
p.59 change time to 6/8
p.76 change time to 6/8
p.77 change time to 3/8
p.82 change time to 6/8
p.110 (#6) change time to ¾
p.113 (#11) eliminate time change in measure 3
p.144 remove courtesy accidentals
BQ-59 McGregor: Daily Scale Builder for Trumpet, page 47, second line from the bottom, key signature for whole tone scale: delete the A-flat mark and add a C-sharp mark.
BQ-60 Purcell / McGregor: Sonata for Trumpet with Brass Quintet, In the last movement, the solo trumpet part is missing four different measures of rest: Measure #7, #39, #67 and #98 are lost in cyber-space in a way only a computer would know. A new part is being constructed to correct this anomaly.
BQ-64 Fricke: 104 Progressive Exercises, Vol 1., page 29, measure 35. The first note should be A-natural, not A-flat. Page 47, measure 23, trill on the second half note of the measure.
BQ-88 Cichowicz: Orchestra Excerpts for Trumpet with Piano Accompaniment.
Trumpet players must play from the Solo part in the transpositions that occur there. It does no good to learn the music from the piano part where the trumpet line is always written in concert pitch – you MUST know the transpositions because that is the music you will see at an audition and when you play in the orchestra.
Solo part, page 29, 5 measures after #141, the last note should be written B-flat, not C. Piano part, page 65, fourth measure after #141, beats two and three should be A-flat, not B-flat and in the next measure (fifth after #141) the first and last notes of the measure should be A-flats and not B-flats.
If anyone finds more, please let us know. Listing them will help everyone and will help us prepare a better subsequent printing.
BQ-113 Bernofsky: Concerto for Trumpet, Trumpet Solo part only,
First mvt, measure 25, remove the half-rest at the end of the bar - the musical line should be continuous 25 thru 26.
Second mvt, measure 54, the first two notes should be tied.
BQ-114 Prescott: Sonata 3 for Trumpet and Piano, solo trumpet part as well as the piano part: second movement, measure 50 - the B on the third beat should be B-natural and is tied over that way into measure 51.
Runner’s Fanfare, duet for
two trumpets or horns, by Rob Roy McGregor
Composed for and performed at the opening of the Los Angeles Marathon
Talk for Teachers, by Clifford Lillya,
© ITG 1979 reprinted by permission.
Lillya was an exceptionally gifted teacher who built up a wonderful
studio at the University of Michigan over a thirty-two year span.
Highly intuitive and creative, he was concise and precise in his
use of language and imagery. In this talk he outlines in unusual
detail his concepts and applications of his teaching methods.
Made available here through the generosity of the International
Defense of the Polka, by Clifford
Lillya, Journal of the Michigan School Band and Orchestra Assoc.,
In this short
piece, Lillya comments on the evolving solo repertoire for the
intermediate trumpet player, discussing the pros and cons and
citing a timely warning to teachers about projecting their own
needs upon those of their students.
Trumpeter’s Guide, by Jean
RECOMENDATIONS FOR BEGINNING BAND METHODS AND SUPPORTING MATERIALS
Guided Tour of Clifford Lillya's Trumpet Technic,
by Rob Roy McGregor
who did not have the opportunity to study directly with Clifford
Lillya, this short guide to Trumpet
Technic (BQ-13) is meant to help get the
most out of this wonderful book.
Lillya put this material together shortly after coming to the
University of Michigan in 1947 as a syllabus for his students.
It acts as the hub of a wheel tying together a wide variety of
other practice materials. It also contains an introduction to
transposition with many orchestral excerpts and a generous helping
of solo and ensemble literature.
It was first
published in 1952 by Carl Fischer Music, Inc. In 1995, Rob Roy
McGregor (Balquhidder Music) and Dennis Horton (Elan Brass Impressions),
under Lillya's guidance, revised, augmented and re-published the
book. For a full description of the contents, click on Lillya,
in the catalog.