My “Holiday Etudes/Duets”, that won the 1996 T.U.B.A Composition Competition in their etude form, have recently been adapted for all instruments. These 28 intermediate level etudes/duets represent holidays throughout the year. Even though they originated as etudes, they are now printed in duet form. The top part can be used as a stand-alone etude as it contains the entire melodic line. The bottom part serves as a duet accompaniment that can be played by the teacher or a more advanced student. There is also a piano accompaniment book for all the etude/duets. Free mp3 files of the piano accompaniments that contain metronome clicks setting the tempo in the beginning, are available for download. The etudes/duets books are available in C, Bb, Eb, F, bass clef, tuba, alto clef, and tenor clef versions. In addition, the tenor and alto clef books can be used for practice of these clefs by bassoonists and trombonists. Each book sells for $10.00 with the piano accompaniment book selling for $12.50.

You can see and hear these etude/duets by visiting my web site at Co-op Press Home Page. I hope that you will find these useful with your students and for your own enjoyment.

Sy Brandon, Composer
Professor Emeritus
Millersville University of Pennsylvania