Arban Sheet Music
Jean Baptiste Arban was born in Lyon, France on 28th February 1825.
He was a cornetist, conductor, teacher as well as a composer, and the first famous virtuoso of the valved cornet. His influence came from Niccolò Paganini’s technique of the violin.
Life, Education & Works
His father was an artificer and his elder brother; Francisque Arban was the famous balloonist.
From 1841-1845 Arban studied at the famous Paris Conservatoire and later taught at Ecole Militaire and the Conservatoire. In 1864 he published the ‘Grande méthode complète pour cornet à pistons et de saxhorn’ known as the Ardan Method or the Trumpeter’s Bible, which is still used today.
Arban’s variations of ‘The Carnival of Venice’ remains a very popular piece for cornet players along with his ‘Fantastie Brilliante’ which is available on music-scores for the clarinet and trumpet.
Arban died on 8th April 1889.
Arban Sheet Music Downloads & Further Reading
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