Here is information about Edward's books and forthcoming releases:

Edward has always enjoyed writing and arranging music and over the years has written music for assorted ensembles, including amateur, student and professional.  Some of his arrangements for brass quintet have been recorded by Mardi Brass and have been played on Classic FM.  His music is published by Boosey and Hawkes Spartan PressWarwick Music, Music Sales and Mardi Brass Publishing.

All of Edward's books available from his online shop.  

Please visit Mardi Brass Publishing to see more information about Edward's Brass Quintet arrangements.

Just out: Dozen a Day for Trumpet: beginner exercises by Edward.

Arban Lite books 1 and 2.  These are comprehensive books of exercises modeled on the Arban, designed to consolidate important areas of technique (eg. slurs, fingering and tonguing) and musicality (eg. dotted and syncopated rhythms, phrasing and scales).  Book 1 covers from complete beginner to grade 2 standard (up to keys in 2 sharps and flats); book 2 covers grades 3 to 5 (up to keys in 4 sharps and flats). If you are frustrated by the lack of depth of exercises in tutor books, but don't have time to write out your own, these books are for you.


Edward's user-friendly Trumpet Concerto Editions of the Haydn, Hummel and Neruda.  These include Eb and Bb parts and a simplified piano accompaniment with suggested cuts for use in exams or auditions.  There is an appendix with suggested interpretation of trills, and the edition comes with a CD, including the piano accompaniment and extracts of performances by Crispian Steele-Perkins.

A version of the Haydn slow movement, transposed down a fourth is also available:
Cover photograph This is also available for download as a pdf, with an mp3 version of the accompaniment - click here for details.

Edward's Concerto Classics series for trumpetclarinet,  flute and violin. These books feature popular concertos, simplified for intermediate players - you get all the good tunes, without the difficult bits!


Football Crazy, published by Spartan Press in 2006, features well-known football songs arranged by Edward Maxwell for various instruments and piano or CD backing track. There are 8 books in the series: trumpet, trombone, treble clef 'C' instruments (recorder/violin/flute etc), clarinet, alto saxophone, tenor saxophone, French horn and tenor horn.
Spiky Airs, published by Spartan Press in 2007, is a set of three well-known classical trumpet tunes wickedly jazzed up: Sharp Pointy Air (after Charpentier's Prelude to Te Deum), Haydn Sleek (after Haydn's Trumpet Concerto, 2nd movement) and Tchaik Spiked (after Tchaikovsky's Chanson Napolitaine). There are books available for trumpet, trombone, French horn, tuba and brass quintet.
Here are some samples from the trumpet book:
Sharp Pointy Air: Click here to listen to this file
Haydn Sleek: Click here to listen to this file or click here to listen to James Stretton's performance on YouTube
Tchaik Spiked: Click here to listen to this file

Torelli One-Too, published by Warwick Music in 2006, is a jazz version of the first movement of Torelli's trumpet concerto. It was written for Edward's close friend and colleague, James Stretton, (as was Haydn Sleek in the Spiky Airs series). 

Listen to an extract, performed by James Stretton:
Click here to listen to this file

Something Old... the debut CD from Mardi Brass features several tracks arranged (and performed) by Edward and which have been featured on Classic FM.

Here are some samples:

Purcell arr. Maxwell - Chaconne from the Duke of Gloucester's Birthday Ode
Handel arr. Maxwell - Overture
Handel arr. Maxwell - Hornpipe
Rameau arr. Maxwell - Gavotte and Variations

Something Borrowed... from Mardi Brass features Spiky Airs by Edward 

You can hear some samples by clicking here

Hark! the Christmas CD from Mardi Brass features arrangements by Edward and Adam Woolf, along with a Maxwell original, See Christmas All Around Us Shine (with words by Edward's Uncle, Richard Elgood).

You can hear some samples by clicking here