The first complete editions of the Panofka Vocalises for trumpet, trombone and tuba are here. We also publish the piano accompaniments for these fine studies.
Panofka was a student of the great Bordogni. His music has been widely used by vocalists for more than a century. These songs are generally shorter than the Bordogni compositions. They are very musical and intelligently progressive.
Young students will benefit from this introduction to the singing legato style. The range is not extreme, but both range and key signatures advance progressively throughout the volume.
Advanced and professional-level musicians will find these studies an important addition to their library. By memorizing each etude and performing it with the piano accompaniment, new levels of artistic achievement may be reached.
Great for Focused Playing
Posted by Keith J. Robinson on 18th Jun 2013
The Panofka Vocalises are a great resource for both young and experienced tubists, particularly in the area of focused playing. Frequently we overwhelm our students with material that is challenging on multiple levels, causing them to frequently miss some aspect of musicality present on the page but not in their playing. These vocalises allow for developing a high level of musicianship through the use of focused playing. Because I'm not concentrating my focus on challenging register or technical demands, I am better able to focus on how my breathing is impacting my playing. Or on how connected my legato playing is, or is not, sounding. Or whether or not I'm truly creating dynamic contrast throughout a given vocalise.
The piano accompaniment is a great benefit too, allowing for a satisfying and motivating first recital experience for young tubists.
Thank you for these beautiful vocalises!
A great "find" for young tuba players
Posted by Patricia Cole on 8th Jun 2011
This book has provided excellent musical experiences for my younger (middle school) tuba players. A BIG plus is the piano acc. book. I use this one piano book with my trumpet and trombone kids. First class.