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A Definitive Insight into the Evolution of the Trumpet

In the first major book devoted to the trumpet in more than two decades, John Wallace and Alexander McGrattan trace the surprising evolution and colourful performance history of one of the world’s oldest instruments.

They chart the introduction of the trumpet and its family into art music, and its rise to prominence as a solo instrument, from the Baroque ‘golden age’, through the advent of valved brass instruments in the nineteenth century, and the trumpet’s renaissance in the jazz age.

This comprehensive and definitive reference book offers a fascinating insight to the evolution of the trumpet.


Now available to purchase online

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The Brilliant Baroque Era

Enjoy your own private concert of a remarkable collection of trumpet music from the Italian baroque, performed by John Wallace, John Miller and the Philharmonia Orchestra conducted by Christopher Warren-Green.

Whilst now a heritage recording (originally issued in 1985), this CD continues to offer a stunning representation of significant trumpet works, even to this day.  With the unique combined sounds of the Philharmonia Orchestra and the trumpet playing of John Wallace, this recording is a vital addition to any brass enthusiast’s collection.

Now available to purchase from The Wallace Collection Online Shop.

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Contemporary Solo Collection

Spectrum for Trumpet comes with a CD and is a unique collection of 16 contemporary works for trumpet and piano.

The 16 pieces included have been specially commissioned from some of today’s leading composers and reflect current compositional trends. They range in difficulty from Grades 1 to 8, so there’s something here for players of all ages and abilities.

Now available to purchase online