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Where’s the Schmaltz?

Is it possible that recording technology is the reason for the drastic change of style in the early 20th century? Herbert L. Clarke Recordings As part of their lessons, I give all of our regular students (regular students are those … Continue reading

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Herbert L. Clarke – Technical Studies

Clarke Technical Studies In a way, you could say that Herbert L. Clarke is the forefather of modern American trumpet playing. (Ironically, Clarke apparently didn’t like the trumpet but that is another topic for a different blog post.) When you … Continue reading

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Jazz Trumpet Exercises: Modified Clarke Study

This scale pattern is meant to be played as fast as possible. This is not something you would actually play in a solo, but the technique you acquire from practicing it is transferable to almost anything else you play. Just … Continue reading

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Herbert L. Clarke: Gondolier and Nightingale

A duet for cornet and flute by Otto Langey. The duet features Herbert L. Clarke on cornet and Clement Barone on flute.

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Farewell to the Forest

Victor Brass Quartet Here’s another recording of Herbert L. Clarke performing with the Victor Brass Quartet; Herbert L. Clarke and Emil Keneke on cornet, and Howard Rattay and Fred Schrader on trombone. I’ve been posting one of these Herbert L. … Continue reading

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Herbert L. Clarke – Victor Brass Quartet – On the Sea

One The Sea by Felix Mendelssohn Here is a wonderful recording of a brass quartet featuring Herbert L. Clarke and Emil Keneke on cornet, and Fred Schrader and Howard Rattay on trombone. The Library of Congress has made an entire … Continue reading

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Herbert L. Clarke: Bride of the Waves

A Good High School Contest Piece The Bride of the Waves is one of the most popular solos in the cornet (or trumpet) repertoire list. It’s wonderful that the Library of Congress has made this historic recording available this way. … Continue reading

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