The “Lyrical Studies” by the famous 19th c. Italian vocal coach Giuseppe Concone (1810-1861), selected and adapted for trumpet by John F. Sawyer, were designed to develop musical phrasing and breath control.
As of January 2009, the book has become available with original accompaniments composed by film music composer Robert Gulya. The accompaniments offer a large mix of colorful styles, and they were written in the interest of promoting good listening habits and building musical confidence (the trumpet player is not simply placed on a typical music-minus-one styled "comfort track") in order to enhance the trumpeter's performance confidence and musical consciousness.
The original text has not been changed, and the exercise book can be used without the accompaniments.
Note: the number of introductory measures of the accompaniements are indicated at the beginning of each study.