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New Live Recording of Brass Quartet 1

The recording of my recent composition, Brass Quartet 1, has been posted on youTube:

Brass Quartet 1

This is a live recording of a October 18th Cascadia Composers concert.  The performers are members of the Oregon Brass Quintet, and are on the faculty of University of Oregon.  They performed wonderfully.

The written music is located on the Winds page.

Brass Quartet 1

I just received word that one of my compositions was selected for the Cascadia Composers concert at Colonial Heights Presbyterian on Friday, October 18th.  I am looking forward to working with the performers; how they interpret the music, how they breathe life into what is written, how their collective personalities come through the music.  Brass Quartet 1 can be found on the Winds page.

Brass Quartet 2 with Snare

I just finished a new composition called Brass Quartet 2 with Snare, it’s located on the Winds page.  The instrumentation is trumpet, horn, trombone, tuba, and snare drum.

Becky listened to my first draft and commented on the darkness.  So I set about to brighten it up.  I think in the end she was happy with it.  The music has its serious parts, but there is also some light-hearted sections with some fun in it.

Although the process of creating new music can sometimes be a slow, wrenching process, at other times it can go quickly and in directions I had not foreseen.  Sometimes I don’t know where the music comes from, but it is usually surprising and rewarding in the end.