I am C. Eric Carlson,
currently second trombonist of the Philadelphia Orchestra, former
member of the Baltimore & North Carolina Symphonies, and former
faculty member at Peabody Conservatory & Temple University.
I have been borrowing great music
for trombone ever since I was in college, but it is only fairly
recently that I have started publishing and selling the transcriptions.
All of the transcriptions I have
done have been for my own use, for groups I have played in, &
for friends and colleagues. I didn't start out with the idea of
publishing them, but after repeated requests for copies of things,
I started to get the message that I might be able to sell a few
Thanks to Finale notation software
& way too much time on my hands, I have been able to produce
printed music that I believe is of as high or higher quality than
most of what the big publishing houses produce.
The accompaniment CDs also started
as something for my own use - I get bored practicing solo parts
without the accompaniment, and my wife isn't always available
to play for me on a moment's notice, so I took advantage of the
midi capabilities of my computer and made myself some accompaniment
I burned a few CDs of my accompaniment
tracks for friends, got many requests for more copies, and, as
with the sheet music, I figured there might be a market for the
I have been pleasantly surprised
by the number of sales that have been generated just by word of
mouth, and this web site is an attempt to get the word out a little
further, and to make it easier to purchase the music.
I am using Pay Pal to process
all online payments. You may either sign up for an account with
them, or simply use your credit card to pay without creating an
account. You will get an e-mail confirmation of your order from
Pay Pal, and I will send you an e-mail when your order is shipped.
Your credit card statement will show a Pay Pal payment to CEC
For United States and Canadian
orders I use U.S.P.S. media mail - it usually gets to anywhere
in the country in under a week. If you need faster shipping than
that, please send me an e-mail, and we can work out other shipping
For overseas shipments, I use
Global Priority mail. Depending on the country, delivery times
will vary, but I have found this to be the most efficient and
cost effective way to send things overseas. If you would like
your music shipped some other way, please e-mail me, and we can
work things out.