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    "Therefore, since we have been justified through faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ, through whom we have gained access by faith into this grace in which we now stand. And we rejoice in the hope of the glory of God. Not only so, but we also rejoice in our sufferings, because we know that suffering produces perseverance; perseverance, character; and character, hope. And hope does not disappoint us, because God has poured out his love into our hearts by the Holy Spirit, whom he has given us"

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    JOSHUA ROSENBLUM is a composer, conductor, pianist and music critic with a wide background in classical, contemporary and theater music. He is the composer and co-lyricist of the Off-Broadway musical Fermat's Last Tango, as well as the forthcoming Einsteinšs Dreams. For the concert hall, he has written pieces for trumpeter Philip Smith of the New York Philharmonic, flutist Kathleen Nester of the New Jersey Symphony, the International French Horn Society, and Ethel, the ground-breaking string quartet. Several of his vocal and instrumental works can be heard on the new CD, Impetuosities of Joshua Rosenblum, recently released by Albany Records. He has won awards from ASCAP and the Meet the Composer Foundation, plus a special grant from the National Science Foundation.

    Rosenblum has conducted ten Broadway and Off-Broadway shows, including Miss Saigon, The Music Man, Anything Goes and Falsettos, and has appeared as pianist with the New York Pops, the New York Chamber Symphony, and the American Symphony Orchestra. He has also conducted world premiere productions for the Metropolitan Opera Guild, the Brooklyn Academy of Music's Next Wave Festival, the Vineyard Theater, Playwrights Horizons, and Lincoln Center Theater, as well as the soundtracks to five major motion pictures, the most recent of which is the critical smash American Splendor. As a music journalist, he has written articles for Newsday and Stagebill, and over 200 reviews for Opera News. He is a summa cum laude graduate of Yale College and the Yale School of Music.


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    Concert Studies
    CONCERT STUDIES is written by the following composers: James Barnes, Stephen Bulla, Douglas Court, James Curnow, Timothy Johnson, James L. Hosay, Kevin Norbury, Philip Sparke, Joseph Turrin, and Allen Vizzutti. These new concert etudes for trumpet were composed especially for Phil, and are all challenging in different ways. They combine lyrical and technical playing with a full range from low F# to high D. They are best-suited for the intermediate to advanced player. Also included is a demonstration CD of Phil playing each of these studies. This publication belongs in every private trumpet lesson studio and on each serious player's personal library shelves.