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    "No temptation has seized you except what is common to man. And God is faithful; he will not let you be tempted beyond what you can bear. But when you are tempted, he will also provide a way out so that you can stand up under it."

    1 Corinthians 10:13


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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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    Total Trumpet
    Total trumpet written by Michael Davis features 13 energizing etudes covering all aspects of contemporary trumpet playing. These comprehensive studies run the gamut of styles and approaches: scales, intervals, four part chorale, jazz phrasing, rock horn section, upper and lower registers, lead playing, etc. The accompanying CD, which includes demonstrations by Phil Smith, Randy Brecker and Jim Hynes, enables you to play along with a trumpet quartet, an acoustic rhythm section, a rock horn section, a big band brass section, as well as contemporary synthesizer tracks. An important resource for all trumpet players.