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Gumbert Horn Quartets

Friedrich Adolf Gumpert

Gumbert (Friedrich Adolf Gumpert) compiled four books of quartets. The books contain between 33 and 35 quartets (136 in all) by various composers. Each book starts with several chorales which are good for warming up and intonation. The quartets range from easy to moderately difficult. All the fourth horn parts were originally written in "old" bass clef. This publication uses treble clef for most of the fourth horn parts but uses modern bass clef when appropriate. Some of the fourth horn parts are quite low and sometimes it is hard to find a horn player that wants to play that part. An interesting solution is to use a euphonium for the fourth horn part. While the three valve euphonium can't reach as low as a horn, a four valve euphonium can. We have found that a euphonium balances very well with the horns. We have also found one very good euphonium player who enjoys the opportunity to play along with the horns. For that reason a separate fourth horn substitute parts book is available for euphonium. Each Gumbert Quartet Book is available as a four horn parts-book set or a four horn plus euphonium parts-book set. A score is also available for each book.

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Item Contents Price Purchase
Parts Book Set Horn 1,Horn 2,
Horn 3,Horn 4
$ 36.00
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Parts Book Plus Set Horn 1, Horn 2,
Horn 3, Horn 4,
and Euphonium
$ 44.00
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All Four Book Sets
Books 1, 2, 3, 4
4 Parts Book Sets
(16 parts books)
$138.00
All Four Book Plus Sets
Books 1, 2, 3, 4
4 Parts Book Plus Sets
(20 parts books)
$170.00
Score Each Score $ 22.00
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