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Premiere of “Aase’s Tod”

My trombone choir arrangement of “Aase’s Tod” from Edvard Grieg’s Peer Gynt Suite No. 1 will be premiered by the BYU Trombone Choir on November 13, 2010. The piece has ten parts divided into two five-piece choirs that showcase the sadness and intensity of this beautiful music.

The concert is free, so I hope to see you there.

New Project, New Event

I have added a new project and a new event:

  • Scale Studies Book
  • Trombone Choir Performance

Check out the Projects/Events page for details.

New Menus, New Videos, New Stuff!

Howdy! It’s been a while since I have done an actual post, but things have been somewhat busy behind the scenes with some new stuff and a bunch of tweaks.

Menus – WordPress.com has finally added in customizable drop-down menus! I have been trying to keep navigation simple and straightforward without, but I have been hoping for these since I started the site! This will make it so I can add a lot more and still keep it easy to find. I have already added several items under the main pages – take a look!

Featured YouTube Link- I have been featuring different YouTube videos with excellent playing. There is a link to previously featured videos just under the current feature, but since the links are kind of hard to see, most of you have probably not clicked it. So, for those who have missed any, the link is still there, but there is also a drop-down link under “Media”.

New YouTube Feature – Speaking of YouTube features, check out the latest video of the Metropole Orchestra Big Band with Martin van den Berg on bass trombone. This guy’s got a great bass sound and leads the group in a fun, bouncy tune.

New Events

  • Bells on Temple Square – This is after the fact, but I performed in a brass choir that assisted the Bells on Temple Square on Friday, June 11th.  We accompanied them on several pieces and also performed Copland’s “Fanfare for the Common Man.” This was a great concert and I really enjoyed working with the bells. If you get a chance to see a hand-bell choir, take it!
  • BYU SummerFest – I am assisting the Orchestra at BYU’s Summer Music Festival. The concert is Saturday, June 19 at 3:00 in the DeJong Concert Hall.

Phew! I think that is everything for now. Thanks for visiting.

Project – Recording

I am taking a Recording Studio class that includes several in-studio recording projects. If you are a musician in the Provo area and want to be recorded, check out the “Projects/Events” page for more details.

Site Facelift

The site needed a bit of reorganization for some ideas I have rumbling through my head. I have combined the “Project” and “Event Calendar” pages into one page and added a “Media” page. Here I will add various video and sound recordings as I get them prepared.

This is not quite how I am going to want the organization to be in the end, but it will give me a starting framework to build upon.