Philosophical Implications on Trombone Performance and Pedagogy in Andre Lafosse's Curriculum at the Paris Conservatory Page: 11
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would have acquired at the Paris Conservatory while studying with Lafosse, and they are skills
that appear to be based on preparation for the solo-rather than the orchestral-repertoire.
Lafosse taught from a compilation of etudes that are mentioned in his treatise, and several
of the tutors used by Lafosse, including his own, are found in French and non-French teaching
studios today.10 To modern teachers outside of France these method books represent the French
solo repertoire and fundamental studies aimed at preparing trombonists for its performance. The
young age of private students in present society is one reason that a broader span of method
books for a teacher's curriculum is necessary, but the general attitude toward performance in the
present school of pedagogy is one of open-mindedness to all musical interpretations and styles.
The primary difference in the usage of Lafosse's curriculum by himself and its usage by the
other modern pedagogues outside of France is that today it exists as one component of a
student's study rather than the entire canon of literature. Modern educators also teach their
students how to perform orchestral excerpts and solos appropriately based on the music's region
and era of composition, whereas Lafosse's pedagogy indicates no such distinctions in
A large amount of the early 20th century French solo trombone repertoire mentioned in
Lafosse's treatise is found in transcriptions. Several trombone professors at the Paris
Conservatory are responsible for proving the value of transcribing works for the trombone. The
work of Louis Allard in transcribing the vocalises of Marco and Willent Bordogni provided
much-needed elements of the repertoire to reflect the lyrical character of the instrument. Lafosse
also assisted Allard with the transcription and publication of Arban's exercises in 1946. These
10 See Figure 2.
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English, Bryan. Philosophical Implications on Trombone Performance and Pedagogy in Andre Lafosse's Curriculum at the Paris Conservatory, dissertation, May 2005; Denton, Texas. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc4780/m1/15/: accessed November 13, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; .