Thursday, March 30, 2006

Catching Up

I've fallen behind my normal posting pace, so here is a quick catch-up:

Basically, thank you all for making this class so much fun! I am glad we do some serious score study/listening to three landmark works (Poulenc, Tomasi, Etler) and I hope you all get to perform these works sometime.

Claire gave us a nice outline of here Listening Session on March 22. Here are some links related to her presentation:

Tubas from Hell

Gerhard Meinl's Tuba Sextet - We heard track 16 of "Tuba!"

Dave Gannet, "Tubas From Hell" - We heard tracks 1 and 4

Monarch Tuba/Euphonium Quartet "Metamorphosis"

Toby Hanks "Sampler" Stevens - Dances and Tomasi "To Be or Not to Be"

Velvet Brown "Velvet" - We heard "Deep River"

Daniel Perantoni "Daniel in the Lions Den" - We heard the St. Louis Brass Quintet

Taj Mahal - "The Real Thing" - We heard "Big Kneed Gal"

Aaron Copland - Fanfare for the Common Man

Janacek - Sinfonietta

Youngblood Brass Band "Unlearn" track 2

Brian's Presentation on Early Brass was very entertaining. Here are a few links related to it:

London Serpent Trio

Concerto Palatino

London Serpent Trio

London Gabrieli Brass Ensemble

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Sir Tom Jones

Thursday, March 09, 2006

Listening Session - 3/8/06

Wednesday in class we enjoyed listening to some "lighter" brass playing. Here is the list:

1. Brassil plays Brazil, Nimbus Records NI 5642, track 1, Suite Recife by José Ursicino da Silva "Duda"

2. Sotto Voce Consequences, Summit DCD 322, track 1 Consequences by Mike Forbes and track 13 "The Lord's Prayer" by Malotte

3. Against the Grain BCSPCD33, trombone quartet from the Beklee School of Music, track 1"Guardian of the Muse" by Chris Enright

4. Brass Bonanza, Crystal CD 200, track 8-10 (New York Brass Quintet) and Joseph Horovitz Music Hall Suite (Metropolitan BQ)