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Advanced Concert Studies

Performed by Philip Smith  Grades 3 - 6

Advanced Concert Studies for Trumpet contains the same musical and technical challenges found in the original Concert Studies for Trumpet, only on a more advanced level. Lyricism is a large component of this book, with technical challenges of range, tonguing, intervals, and key signatures abounding. This collection contains music written specifically for Philip Smith, Principal Trumpet from the New York Philharmonic, from such composers as James Curnow, Allen Vizzutti, Ellen Taaffe Zwilich, Joseph Turrin, Bruce Broughton, Stephen Bulla, Phil Snedecor, and many others. Also included with this book is a CD of Philip Smith performing these studies.


Tangents / James Curnow    Folk Dance / Eric Ewazen    Zing! / Allen Vizzutti

Spinoff No. 1 / Ellen Taafe Zwilich


Item Number Instrument Name


44006765 Bb Trumpet




All of the arrangements presented on this CD have been published in two collections available from Curnow Music Press, Inc.  Arrangements 1-10 appear in GREAT HYMNS, and arrangements 11-20 may be found in MORE GREAT HYMNS.  These arrangements are available for many different instruments – please see the instrumentation listings for each book.


All Creatures of Our God and King

(arr. James Curnow)


Praise to the Lord the Almighty

(arr. James Curnow)


Be Thou My Vision

(arr. James Curnow)


O Worship the King

(arr. James Curnow)


Joyful, Joyful, We Adore Thee

(arr. James Curnow)


Brethren, We Have Met to Worship

(arr. James Curnow)


We Gather Together

(arr. James Curnow)


I Sing the Mighty Power of God

(arr. James Curnow)


A Mighty Fortress is Our God

(arr. James Curnow)


All Hail the Power

(arr. James Curnow)


How Firm a Foundation

(arr. James Curnow)


Amazing Grace

(arr. James Curnow)


Softly and Tenderly

(arr. Timothy Johnson)


O for a Thousand Tongues to Sing

(arr. Douglas Court)


Jesus, Joy of Man's Desiring

(arr. Stephen Bulla)


Holy God, We Praise Thy Name

(arr. Norbury)


Easter Glory

(arr. James Curnow)


Holy, Holy, Holy

(arr. Douglas Court)


Lead on O King Eternal

(arr. Timothy Johnson)


My Faith Looks Up to Thee

(arr. James Curnow)

CD # Price Where to Order
44002977 $14.95


by Various Composers  Grades 3 - 6

These new concert etudes for trumpet, spanning grades 3 through 6, were composed especially for Philip Smith, the New York Philharmonic's Principal Trumpet. A beautifully recorded CD lets you study this great master's interpretations as you perfect your own playing.  There is nothing better than a great example for helping musicians improve.  It is such a treat to hear Philip Smith's artistry! This publication belongs in every private trumpet lesson studio and on each serious player's personal library shelves.


CONCERT STUDIES is just one in a series of publications from Curnow Music Press that feature the remarkable playing of Philip Smith.  


Composers featured in this book are: James Barnes, Stephen Bulla, Douglas Court, James Curnow, Timothy Johnson, James L. Hosay, Kevin Norbury, Philip Sparke, Joseph Turrin, and Allen Vizzutti.


Included in this book:

Coronation (Timothy Johnson) / Canterbury (James L. Hosay) / Olympus (Mike Hannickel) / Requiem (Stephen Bulla) / Arabesque (Stephen Bulla) / Antares (Joseph Turrin) / Fanfare, Cadenza and Scherzo (James Curnow) / Poem (James Barnes) / Prelude and Pantomime (Allen Vizzutti) / Promenade (Timothy Johnson) / Romance (Kevin Norbury) / Quadrille (Joseph Turrin) / Bolero (James Curnow) / Salterello (Joseph Turrin) / Spiral Dance (Allen Vizzutti) / Street Scene (Philip Sparke)



Samples: ArabesqueBoleroCanterburyPoemPromenadeSpiral Dance.


Item Number Instrument Name Price
44000611 Trumpet $17.95


James L. Hosay          Grade 3-4


featuring Chris Valdala on the Saxophone and Vincent DiMartino on the Trumpet

Original, acoustic jazz melodies for the jazz fan and anyone who wants to develop his or her musicality. With written-out solos and chords, improvisation is encouraged. In addition to playing along with the CD, you can also play the pieces as duets with two professional musicians from the Chris Vadala Quintet. Listen, play and improvise with inspiring jazz music!  

Samples: Clandestine Blues, Me Too, North End Nocturne, Shipyard Shift, Town Pointe Promenade 



Item Number Instrument Name Price
44000000 Flute $15.95
44000000 Bb Clarinet $15.95
44000000 Eb Alto / Bb Tenor Saxophone $15.95
44000000 Bb Trumpet $15.95
44000000 Trombone $15.95


Arranged by: James Curnow, Stephen Bulla, Douglas Court, William Himes, Timothy Johnson, Kevin Norbury


Great Carols is a collection of some of the world’s greatest Christmas carols, delightfully arranged in fresh settings by some of the foremost composers in the instrumental field.  This product is specifically designed to be flexible by the inclusion of optional cued notes, allowing the performer to choose the difficulty level that is appropriate for them.   The accompaniment CD (included in the solo book) provides a demonstration performance of each solo.  It also allows the soloist to practice or perform with the CD when an accompanist is not available.  Capture the very essence of Christmas as you perform these arrangements of Great Carols.

Samples: Ding Dong Merrily On High  Good Christian Men  What Child is This

                         It Came Upon The Midnight Clear  Joy to the World  O Come All Ye Faithful

Item Number Instrument Name Price
44004677  Flute / Oboe / Mallet Percussion


44004678 Bb Clarinet / Bb Bass Clarinet / Bb Tenor Saxophone   $12.95
44004679 Eb Alto Saxophone   $12.95
44004680    Bb Trumpet  $14.95
44004681   F Horn or Eb Horn  $12.95
44004682  Trombone / Euphonium B.C. and T.C. / Bassoon  $12.95
44004683   Piano / Organ Accompaniment $9.95


James Curnow            Grade 3,4

Instrumental Solos for Worship for all Instruments

Arranged for Philip Smith, Principal Trumpet, New York Philharmonic Orchestra


The inspiring sounds of 10 best-loved hymns are yours for the playing in James Curnow’s GREAT HYMNS books with CD accompaniment.  The included CD allows a soloist to be more fully prepared for performance than was sometimes possible in the past.  Perhaps you’ve been in the situation where the soloist and the accompanist have almost no time to rehearse together. They may have to do their only combined rehearsal shortly before the worship service begins.  Until the advent of play-along CDs, soloists sometimes didn’t even have a rough idea of what the accompaniment would sound like until it was almost time to go on stage.

Judicious use of the play-along CD can help to solve problems caused by today’s busy schedules, even if you don’t actually use the CD in the performance.

Occasionally though, a qualified accompanist is just not available.  The high fidelity CD recording means that the music can still go on, whether you have an accompanist up to the task or not.

These sacred hymns are an important part of our rich cultural heritage and, as such, are appropriate for almost any venue.

Every church and school will find GREAT HYMNS to be a valuable and enduring asset.

To hear a sampling of the Great Hymns pieces, please click a title below.

Samples: A Mighty Fortress, All Creatures, All Hail the Power, Be Thou My Vision,               

                       O Worship the King

Item Number Instrument Name Price
44003648 Flute - Oboe - Violin $12.95
44003649 Clarinet/Tenor Saxophone $12.95
44003650 Alto Saxophone $12.95
44003651 Bb Trumpet $12.95
44003947 Horn F/Eb $12.95
44003652 Trombone $12.95
44003653 Piano Accompaniment $  9.95

MORE GREAT HYMNS Grade 3 - 4   

Selected by James Curnow

Arranged for Philip Smith, Principal Trumpet, New York Philharmonic Orchestra

Following the footsteps of GREAT HYMNS, MORE GREAT HYMNS contains hymns from around the world.  They are delightfully arranged in fresh settings by some of the foremost arrangers in the instrumental field.  The accompaniment CD (included in the solo book) provides a demonstration performance of each solo.  It also allows the soloist to practice or perform with the CD when an accompanist is not available.  Contains:  Amazing Grace, O for a Thousands Tongues to Sing, Holy, Holy, Holy, Softly and Tenderly, Lead On O King Eternal, and others.

Samples:  Amazing Grace - Flute    Jesus, Joy of Man's Desiring - Clarinet

Lead on, O King Eternal - Trumpet   My Faith Looks Up to Thee - Trombone


Item Number Instrument Name Price
44005044 Flute  $12.95
44005045 Bb Clarinet  $12.95
44005046 Eb Alto Saxophone $12.95
44005047 Bb Trumpet $14.95
44005048 F Horn $12.95
44005049 Trombone / Euphonium and  Bassoon $12.95
44005050 Piano/Organ Accompaniment $9.95