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Performance and Pedagogy Blog

A blog about the performance and pedagogy of music.

Filtering by Tag: bass trombone

Eastern Trombone Workshop Orchestral Repertoire Repertoire: Monday YouTube Fix

Andrew Hitz

Here is a clip from the 2014 Eastern Trombone Workshop featuring an all-star low brass section playing through a number of orchestral excerpts.  The lineup:

Toby Oft - Principal Trombone, Boston Symphony
Nathan Zgonc - 2nd Trombone, Atlanta Symphony
Jeremy Wilson - Former 2nd Trombone, Vienna Philarmonic & Vienna State Opera
Stephen Dunkel - Bass Trombone, Washington National Opera
Seth Cook - Principal Tuba, Charlottesville Symphony

They play orchestral standards from Bartok, Tchaikovsky, Mahler, Hindemith and many more.  This is an example of great players who are not a regular section molding each of their strong personalities into one cohesive idea.  There are some great insights into playing in orchestras as well as things like auditioning from each of them.

Enjoy!


Monday YouTube Fix: Chicago Symphony Orchestra with Sir Georg Solti

Andrew Hitz

What is there left to say about this low brass section that hasn't already been said.  What a wonderful set of circumstances that led to these four guys all being alive at the same time in addition to playing in the same section.  Below are 5 clips of Berlioz's 'Romeo and Juliet' from an unidentified Chicago Symphony concert. The first clip in particular is as good an example as we have of this low brass section in action on video.  They truly sound like one person is playing all 4 trombones and the tuba.  They were the epitome of a low brass section.  True teamwork in action.

Arnold Jacobs is and always will be one of my heroes on the tuba.

Enjoy!

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