Stanislas Verroust (1814-1863) studied at the Paris
Conservatoire under Vogt, winning First Prize in 1834.
After completing his studies he held both civil and
military positions, and, in 1853, was appointed to the
position of professor at the Paris Conservatoire. He
retained that position until 1863. In addition to 24
etudes Melodiques, op. 65, Verroust also composed
several solo oboe pieces with piano accompaniment. The
current edition of Verroust's melodic studies, edited by
Valarie Anderson, is based on the Richault edition from
c. 1855. Obvious errors in rhythm and pitch have been
corrected and a few slurs have been added for
consistency and to clarify the melodic line.