The pieces can be grouped together to form unaccompanied suites. In private practice the pieces will provide many appropriate technical challenges but their melodic nature also makes them ideal for unaccompanied concert performance.
The twenty-four pieces in this collection are carefully graded for technical and musical development. Melody and stylistic and rhythmic contrast are key features of this progressive collection and players will find music in a wide variety of melodic and rhythmic styles.
Peter Lawrance had lessons with James Brown at the Royal Academy of Music after which he attended Liverpool and Reading Universities, studying composition with Hugh Wood and the horn with James Eastham. He then followed an extensive career in playing and teaching, including working as head of an instrumental teaching service and as an examiner for the Guildhall School of Music.
His educational music and compositions for brass, wind and orchestra have been widely published and performed.