Charlier Companion - Duets to the Transcendental Etudes
The Charlier Companion is essentially a set of second trumpet parts to the 36 Etudes Transcendantes (Trancendental Etudes) of Theo Charlier. These evolved from many years of using etudes from the standard pedagogical literature with students and playing "behind" them to help with conceptions of sound, style, pitch, tempo and phrase. In Mr. Olcott's experience, it was quickly found that focus on technique quickly gave way to a much more musical experience. These 36 etudes are fun, challenging and satisfying by themselves, and can be played and studied as stand-alone works. They are most effective, however, when played as conceived—as duets to the Trancendental Etudes.