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Frank Epstein, cymbalist with the Boston Symphony Orchestra, shares a host of musical and magical moments in his experience as a member of this great orchestra. This book/2-CD package discusses the concepts of sound, musicianship, precision, articulation, color, balance, and response in orchestral cymbal playing as it relates to the some of the greatest works in the orchestral repertoire. Cymbal players will gain valuable insight on developing a good sound through the many personally developed and formulated strokes contained within. The accompanying CDs feature over 100 excerpts from orchestral literature (performed by the Boston Symphony) to help demonstrate the vast array of cymbal techniques and artistry required in the music from the greatest composers of the genre.