These studies are fun for all treble clef brass instruments. I was fortunate to have the advice and support of David Chatterton, trumpet player and Head of Brass and Percussion at Chetham's School of Music, during the period of composition. There are extra low register elements making these suitable for French Horn players too.
"...Lizzie Davis' Polished Brass is an excellent set of 20 studies for either F Horn, trumpet, Eb horn, euphonium, baritone or Eb bass, and while graded very easy to medium, assumes a good deal of competence from students. The music covers a wide range of keys, time signatures and musical styles, and requires certain instruments to transpose certain studies. Although there are catchy titles and helpful suggestions at the head of each piece, this is not a teaching method and should be used as a supplementary aid."
Reviewed 'Music Teacher'
Thirty-four studies sutable for all treble brass instruments including extra low register elements
Lizzie Davis studied at the Cardiff College of Music and Drama with William Davis, subsequently winning the Corporation of London Brass Scholarship to the Guildhall School of Music and Drama to study with Francis Bradley, where she was awarded the John Clifford Pettican Prize. She then studied with Ifor James. She was Principal Horn of Manchester Camerata for 10 years and now plays with the Lancashire Sinfonietta. She has a duo partnership with the pianist David Lloyd and a trio with Benedict Holland and Nicholas Oliver.
Lizzie has been teaching privately for over 30 years, and has been horn tutor and chamber music tutor at Chetham's School of Music for the last 14 years. Her pupils have gained scholarships to all the major music colleges. Past and present pupils include Tim Jackson (Covent Garden Opera Orchestra), Christopher Parkes (UK finalist Paxman Competition 1998, Brass Finalist BBC Young Musician 2000, appointed 3rd horn London Philharmonic Orchestra 2004), Angela Barnes (Brass Finalist BBC Young Musician 2000, Liverpool Young Musician 2002 and BBC Young Musician Concerto finalist 2002) and Liz Chell (Brass Finalist BBC Young Musician 2004)
In September 2004 Lizzie was appointed horn tutor at the Royal Northern College of Music in Manchester and at the North East of Scotland Music School in Aberdeen. She became an examiner to the Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music in 1990 and was appointed to the panel of Trainers in 2001.
Lizzie coached the horns of the Lancashire Students Symphony Orchestra for 21 years and has just completed her first coaching session with the horns of the National Children's Orchestra.