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Professor of Tuba and Euphonium at the University of Iowa, Tuba for the Atlantic Brass Quintet, and Yamaha Performing Artist
Professor of Tuba and Euphonium at the University of Iowa, Tuba for the Atlantic Brass Quintet, and Yamaha Performing Artist

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Brass Ensemble Music from Other Cultures
Jaipur Kawa Brass Band On Wednesday I gave a listening presentation titled "Brass Ensemble Music from Other Cultures". Below is a table with the playlist, providing information on the selection, ensemble, recording and origin, as well as links to each ensem...

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Gagarara, Pitch Black and Berio Call
Today in class, we listened to an eclectic mix of recordings including works by Brian Martinez, Luciano Berio and Jacob TV. First up was a YouTube video of the U.S. premiere of Gagarar a by Spanish composer and winner of the Isla Verde Brass Festival compos...

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Carter and Tymoczko
Elliot Carter (1908-2012) Today in class we heard two major works for brass quintet: Elliot Carter's Brass Quintet (1974), as recroded by the American Brass Quintet and Rube Goldberg Variations for Brass Quintet and Prepared Piano by Dmitri Tymoczko , as re...

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Arnold Symphony for Brass and Tomasi Fanfares Liturgiques
Tuesday we listened to two great original works for brass choir: Malcolm Arnold's Symphony for Brass and Henri Tomasi's Fanfares Liturgiques . Sir Malcolm Arnold The recording of Sir Malcom Arnold 's Symphony for Brass was done by the Philip Jones Brass Ens...

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Arfen Owen Lecture
Today, we had the great pleasure of hearing famous Tenor Horn solosit Arfen Owen speak about the history of the British Brass Band tradition. It was a very enlightening lecture, especially when we learned that the origins of the British Brass Band included ...

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Bohme Sextet
 Today we will be listening to and studying the score of Oskar Böhme's Trompeten-Sextett in
E-flat minor Op. 30 for cornet, two trumpets, bass trumpet (or alto
horn), baritone horn (or trombone) and euphonium coposed in 1907. It is a
romantic work for si...

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Listening Presentation Guidelines
Atlantic Brass Quintet recording session, courtesy of Bove Audio After enjoying our first student listening presentation today, I thought I would provide some guidelines and suggestions that might clarify the aim of the sessions. I've amended the syllabus t...

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Beethoven and Bellon
Beethoven's Funeral as painted by Franz Stöber (notice the trombones in the front of the procession) Today in class we listened to two early works for brass ensemble: Beethoven's Drei Equali and Jean-Francois Bellon's Brass Quintet No. 1. Beethoven wrote hi...

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Historic Brass Ensemble Listening
English Cornett and Sackbut Ense mble Yesterday in class we listened to a variety of recordings of brass ensemble music written prior to the twentieth century. They were: La Bignani by Giovanni Cavaccio recorded by the English Cornett and Sackbut Ensemble C...

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Starting Your Blog
If you haven't already launched your blog, here are some basic instructions on how to go about it. To start your blog, go to one of these free blogging services. They are pretty simple and intuitive. Blogger Wordpress Tumblr 1. Pick a theme that you might b...
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