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  • Vincent Cichowicz’ Long Tone and Flow Studies for Trombone, Euphonium and Tuba is now available!

    Vincent CichowiczI am very pleased to announce the release of our fourth book, Vincent Cichowicz’ Long Tone and Flow Studies for Trombone, Euphonium and Tuba. With the assistance of Chicago Symphony Principal Trombone, Jay Friedman, New York Philharmonic Principal Trombone Joseph Alessi, Chicago Symphony Second Trombone Michael Mulcahy, International Euphonium soloist, Steven Mead and Los Angeles Free Lance Studio Trombonist, Nick Lane and our master editor and mentor Rob Roy McGregor, we feel we have stayed true to the spirit of what my father used with all of his students that helped them play in a much more relaxed and efficient manner.

    The new book is 90 pages long, so we added coil binding to make it easier to place on a music stand. It contains bass clef versions of Vincent Cichowicz’s VC 1 Long Tone Studies along with the first 40 of his Flow Studies adapted and arranged for trombone, euphonium and tuba by Los Angeles studio trombonist and arranger, Nick Lane. What Nick has done is to make sure all of the etudes were transcribed into easily executable keys and registers for both slide and valved low brass instruments. The etudes have all been play tested and contain appropriate markings to help the student interpret the etudes in the manner the composer intended.

    The book also contains Vincent Cichowicz’s interview with the Instrumentalist on brass pedagogy and Larry Knopp’s original guide to practicing the Flow Studies from the trumpet version of Vincent Cichowicz’s Flow Studies-Volume One.

    We hope this book will be beneficial to our low brass brothers and sisters and it will be available on the website on May 21st, 2018! The book price is $31.95

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  • Phil Parker Music LTD-London to be new UK/European distributor for Studio 259 Productions!

    In what can only be described as a big week for Studio 259 Productions; In addition to the release of our newest book, Vincent Cichowicz’ Long Tone and Flow Studies for Trombone, Euphonium and Tuba, we have just entered into a good faith agreement with Phil Parker Music LTD to be the official UK/European distributor for all of our Vincent Cichowicz publications. Ever since visiting Phil Parker’s in London in 2015, I was hoping to forge some sort of partnership with them. It is an absolutely remarkable store with an enormous inventory of brass instruments, equipment and literature! It is a throwback to the music stores of the past that cater to their customer’s needs in a very personal way. I want to thank Will Hodgson and the Watson brothers very much for their willingness to proceed with this arrangement. You can visit them on line at philparker.co.uk.

    By entering into this arrangement with Phil Parker’s, UK and European buyers will experience a huge reduction in shipping prices and wait time for our books. We have been trying for a while now to try and figure out how to make things faster and cheaper for our UK and European customers and we feel this might solve both issues. So, henceforth, the Studio 259 website will no longer offer shipping to Europe. All UK/European orders should be referred to Phil Parker’s Music LTD in London, UK.

    We also want to give a big shout out to Andrew & Julie Naumann and Michael Zielinski of Schilke Music Products who have also helped to make this possible. We could not have done this without them! And given the close relationship between Ren Schilke and my father, it’s almost serendipitous! Thanks so much to all of you!

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  • Vincent Cichowicz Long Tone Studies

    Cichowicz CoverThis book contains the famous sets of Long Tone Studies that Vincent Cichowicz used with his many outstanding students at Northwestern University and are used by trumpet players the world over. Also showcased in the book is his 1996 article from the Instrumentalist magazine, “Teaching Concepts of Trumpet Playing”, forewords by Charles Geyer and Barbara Butler commentaries from over a dozen former students and a biography of his father by Michael Cichowicz. This collector’s edition will be a treasured book in your library and one that you will practice from daily. It features a play along CD with Tom Rolfs, Principal Trumpet with the Boston Symphony Orchestra performing all of the VC 1 exercises. This will help the listener define the approach to playing these studies from one of the finest trumpet players in the world. The book is available here for $24.95 plus shipping.

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  • Vincent Cichowicz Flow Studies-Volume One

    Front Cover VC Vol 2The Vincent Cichowicz Flow Studies-Volume One book features the first 40 flow studies along with a foreword by Larry Knoop, principal trumpet in the Vancouver Symphony, a 10+ page interview with Vincent Cichowicz by Bruce Briney, a reminiscence from Frank Kaderabeck about his and Vince’s longtime friendship as colleagues in the CSO, as well as a CD with 39 of the 40 flow studies performed by Neal Bernsten, Larry Black, Bruce Briney, Robert Dorer, Mark Hughes, Larry Knoop, Tom Rolfs, Judy Saxton, David Vonderheide & Eric Yates; all former students of Vincent Cichowicz. It also includes an excerpt from one of Mr Cichowicz’ master classes.

    Book & CD set available here for $32.95 plus shipping fees.

     

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  • Flow Studies Volume Two with Russian Studies

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    Vincent Cichowicz’ Flow Studies-Volume Two with Russian Studies includes many of the latter flow studies from the old Northwestern syllabus as well as some of Mr. Cichowicz’s favorite Russian etudes from the late 19th and early 20th century. These studies will help the dedicated trumpet student develop a smooth, non-stressed approach to executing phrases that explore the full range of the trumpet. They are designed to help expose areas where only the most efficient use of the air and a relaxed approach to playing the instrument will render positive results. This book is for the more ambitious or advanced trumpet player who seeks to perfect his or her playing to a professional level. It contains two CD’s that feature former students of Vincent Cichowicz performing many of the etudes. The list of players includes Neal Berntsen, Larry Black, Bruce Briney, Barbara Butler, Charley Butler, Charles Daval, Robert Dorer, Charlie Geyer, Kevin Hartman, Mark Hughes, Larry Knoop, Jeff Korak, Rex Richardson, Judy Saxton, Dave Vonderheide, Robert Walp & Eric Yates. The book is available here for $36.95 plus shipping.

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  • Vincent Cichowicz Long Tone and Flow Studies Volume One 2-Book Package

    packageBuy both books together and receive $4.95 off the list price and save on shipping as well.

    “Vincent Cichowicz – Long Tone Studies” and “Vincent Cichowicz Flow Studies-Volume One” package available here for $52.95 plus shipping fees.

     

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  • Vincent Cichowicz’ Long Tone Studies, Flow Studies-Vol. One & Flow Studies Vol. Two 3-book package

    Vincent Cichowicz 3 book package

    For a limited time we are offering a discounted 3-book package as a back to school special! The package will feature all 3 of our Vincent Cichowicz Books including Vincent Cichowicz’ Long Tone Studies, Vincent Cichowicz’ Flow Studies-Volume One & Vincent Cichowicz’ Flow Studies Volume Two with Russian Studies all for the low price of $74.95 + shipping. This offer will last until November 1, 2017. Take advantage of this low price to pick up all three books in one package and save more than $20.00!

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  • Companion CD for Vincent Cichowicz Long Tone Studies Book

    icones_02163This is a companion CD to accompany our first book, “Vincent Cichowicz’ Long Tone Studies”. This CD is ideal for many of those trumpet players out there who have used Vincent Cichowicz’s warm up for years but might not have purchased our book. The CD contains all of the VC 1 long tone studies performed by Boston Symphony Orchestra Principal Trumpet Player, Thomas Rolfs. He is an incredibly gifted player and studied with Mr. Cichowicz at Northwestern University from 1982-1985. On the first part of the CD, Mr. Rolfs performs the studies in their entirety to enable the student to play along with him. On the second half, he pauses between each study long enough for the student to answer what he has just played. This will make it possible for any trumpet player who owns this CD to warm up every day with Tom Rolfs! WHILE SUPPLIES LAST!!

    Price: $5.95 + $2.95 Shipping

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  • Flow Studies Vol. 1 Companion CD

    This is a companion CD that accompanies our Vincent Cichowicz-Flow Studies Volume One Book. It contains 39 of the first 40 etudes from the old Northwestern syllabus and subsequent edition of our publication. This is ideal for those trumpet players out there who still use the syllabus, but would like to hear examples of my father’s students playing the etudes. The CD features former Vincent Cichowicz students Neal Bernsten, Larry Black, Bruce Briney, Robert Dorer, Mark Hughes, Larry Knoop, Tom Rolfs, Judy Saxton, David Vonderheide & Eric Yates. WHILE SUPPLIES LAST!!

    Price-$6.95 + 2.95 shipping

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  • Flow Studies Vol. 2 with Russian Studies Companion CDs

    This is a companion 2 CD set that accompanies our Vincent Cichowicz-Flow Studies Volume Two with Russian Studies Book. It contains recordings of 38 of the 53 Flow Stduies and Russian Studies from the old Northwestern syllabus, which are all updated in our third and final Vincent Cichowicz book. Again, this is ideal for those trumpet players out there who still use the old syllabus, but would like to hear examples of my father’s students playing the etudes. The CD features performances by former Vincent Cichowicz students Neal Berntsen, Larry Black, Bruce Briney, Barbara Butler, Charley Butler, Charles Daval, Robert Dorer, Charlie Geyer, Kevin Hartman, Mark Hughes, Larry Knoop, Jeff Korak, Rex Richardson, Judy Saxton, Dave Vonderheide, Robert Walp & Eric Yates. WHILE SUPPLIES LAST!!

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