Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Arnold and Trombones de Costa Rica

Today we listened to the Symphony for Brass, Op. 123 by Sir Malcom Arnold as performed by the Philip Jones Brass Ensemble, from their Decca CD with conductor Keith Snell.

We also heard several selections from the CD "Imagenes" by the Trombones de Costa, including "Motives" and "Imagenes", both by the Costa Rican composer Vinicio Meza.

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Welcome Spring 2009 Students

Welcome back to school, I think we (all four of us!) are going to have a great semester. You now have the updated syllabus and composer table and a good idea of the assignments. Be sure to peruse older posts on this blog, as well as the student blogs from the past two years listed on the sidebar to the right. You can even get a sneak peak at my Historical Perspectives lecture by checking out this post, or this one. I also wanted to remind you that instead of class Monday, I will meet with each of you individually to discuss your blog and other projects.

To kick off the semester, and in honor of Martin Luther King Jr. Day, check this You Tube video by the Hypnotic Brass Ensemble: