New Kopprasch Edition by Cornopub

Way back in my post on Kopprasch No. 3, I mentioned that there was a new single-volume edition of all 60 Op. 6 studies, edited by Corbin Wagner, third horn in the Detroit Symphony and the proprietor of CornoPub (the cover is pictured at left).  Well, I finally got around to ordering my copy of this new edition, and so far I’m very impressed. The engraving is clean and easy to read, and all the page turns have been eliminated.   Mr. Wagner kindly granted me permission to show Etude No. 1, which you can see below (click on the image to enlarge).

At this late stage in recording Book 1 – and for consistency’s sake – I probably won’t switch over to the new edition from my Chambers copy, but I will be comparing them to see if there are any errors, discrepancies, etc.  One very nice feature of the CornoPub edition is suggested tempo markings, as well as several helpful suggestions from Mr. Wagner in the preface.  In his introductory remarks he states the following.

All the etudes have been cleaned up and spread out to help you read it easier. Some of the exercises have changes from the original like articulations, time signatures, ornaments, and clefs. These changes have been made so the exercises read better and play through with consistency.

There are also several helpful additions at the end, including exercises and tips for lip trills and multiple tonguing, stopped horn fingerings, a transposition chart, and all major/minor scales with arpeggios.  The spiral binding lays nice and flat on a music stand as well.  All in all, this is a great product, and I congratulate Mr. Wagner on his fine publication. The price is very reasonable, and I have already recommended it to several of my students.

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