To this day, Eugène Bozza (1905-1991) remains one of the most prolific composers for wind instruments, despite being a violinist himself. His 16 Etudes for Trumpet, Flugelhorn or Cornet is no exception to the composer's success.
During his studies at the Paris Conservatoire, Bozza won prizes for Violin, conducting and composition, as well as the Grand Prix de Rome. He then conducted the orchestra of the Opéra-Comique and became Head of the Conservatoire in Valenciennes, whilst remaining a prominent composer. Compiled in 1950, Bozza's 16 Studies addresses advanced features of the Trumpet, Bugle and Cornet, including complex rhythms, articulation, chromaticism, variations in time signatures, breath control, phrasing, intervals, scales and arpeggios, amongst other aspects. For all advanced Trumpet, Bugle and Cornet players, Bozza's 16 Studies are essential to develop technique to a high standard.