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For Immediate Release January 26, 2017
Grand Method for Trumpet or Cornet
Grand Method for Trumpet or Cornet

New York, NY – Carl Fischer Music announces the release of the Grand Method for Trumpet or Cornet (O457SB – Spiral-bound Score – $44.99) by Louis A. Saint-Jacome and revised by Claude Gordon.

Saint-Jacome’s Grand Method for Trumpet or Cornet is one of the two great pillars of trumpet methodology along with Arban’s Complete Conservatory Method for Trumpet (Cat. No. O21). The Grand Method has provided trumpet players with the necessary foundation for success on the instrument for generations since its publication in 1870. This edition contains the recently discovered revisions by Claude Gordon. Gordon has added clarifications and some contemporary considerations, yet is careful to retain the intended instruction of Saint-Jacome. Furthermore, this edition includes Duets and Studies by Saint-Jacome and Bousquet, all edited by the legendary bandmaster Edwin Franko Goldman. Now spiral bound for ease of use, students of any age can continue a tradition of excellence passed on through generations.

The Grand Method for Trumpet or Cornet is available now through Carl Fischer Music, or your favorite music retailer.

Louis A. Saint-Jacome was born in Paris, France on May 13th 1830. He studied violin and piano before taking up the cornet and graduated from the Paris Conservatoire in 1855 as a prize-winning cornetist. From 1855 to 1858 Saint-Jacome served with the Chasseures A Creval De La Garde Imperial and would later became a member of the Alhambre Orchestra under the famous conductor Revierre. In 1870, while employed as an arranger for the Messrs. La Fluer publishing company, Saint-Jacome wrote his famous Saint-Jacome Grand Method for which he is well known to brass players around the world.

Also known as the "King of Brass," Claude Gordon (1916-1996) was famous for being "the trumpet player who never misses." Born to a musical family in Montana, Gordon picked up the trumpet when he was five years old and would begin performing as a soloist in the Helena High School Band three years later. He would go on to become Herbert L. Clarke's protégé and lead a distinguished career as a band director, educator, and studio performer for radio and television. Emphasizing fitness and breath control, Gordon's teachings are still widely looked to as a gold standard in the field, and his legacy will continue to inspire generations of trumpet players through his many methods and studies.

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