The New and Expanded Advanced Studies of Aaron Harris Reinterpreted by David Bertie
Published by Charles Colin
Methods & Études for trumpet
From the Foreword, by David Baldwin:
Here is a trumpet book that has been waiting 90 years to become a classic in the advanced trumpet etude repertoire. David Bertie has taken on the monumental task of completely re-imagining every aspect of this work. Aaron Harris first published this series of violin studies and technical calisthenics in 1930. While an impressive body of work, it has never become widely used by trumpet players because of its many shortcomings.
…With David Bertie’s superb revision, this “new” book is easily on the same level as the etudes by Theo Charlier, Walter Smith, or Chris Gekker. These pieces are not just for violin anymore. A trumpet player can now develop his or her skills to be as sophisticated a musician as any violinist on a Stradivarius!