Eugène Roy (1790-1827)
Roy was Professeur, flageolet virtuoso and the author of numerous instrumental tutors and arrangements, but very little was known about him up to now. As a consequence of the latest research based on new sources, including 30 further publications by Roy himself as well as a dozen articles dedicated to him, it is now possible to reconstruct a biography.
Part of Roy’s biographical dates are...
About 4 Airs de Bravoure
About the work
In 1824, Editions Schott in Mainz (Germany) published a trumpet method by C. Eugène Roy of which Editions Bim has now printed a facsimile as Volume 1 of the HKB-Historic Brass Series. The final pages of that method contain 4 works in the virtuoso style of the time that represent archetypical examples of such trumpet music and constitute a significant contribution to its repertoire. This practical edition renders it now possible to play these “Airs de bravoure” in concert.
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