Featuring Matthew Russell, trombone and Lauren DeRoller, violin
I was just working on putting in the notes to my first opera, The Final Bid, into Finale and got tired so I ego surfed and discovered this fantastic rendition of my arrangement of A Mighty Fortress (is Our God).
According to the description, this appears to be by the faculty trombones of the Stetson University, FL. Performers are: Kerry Couch, Joey Powell, Rodney Maingrette, Robyn McClure, Emily Nichols, CJ Shafer and Chris Haines (Bass).
Performed by Dr. Jim Shearer (Tuba), Steve Haddad (Tuba) and Dena K. Jones (Piano). A portion of the Haunted America Suite – Encore performance at New Mexico State University, October 29, 2015.
Neal just updated his web page and my Olmutz Concerto is front and centre! He’s a spectacular player and has also started a kickstarter program that specializes in classical music. Have a listen to his version of the Olmutz…
This is a picture of the woodwind quintet from the Regina Symphony Orchestra playing for a dinner at which Prince Charles and Camilla were present (as well as the Governor General and Prime Minister). As the Prince is the patron of the Regina Symphony but was unable to come to Regina on his November, 2009 Canadian visit, the RSO sent us as representatives.
I was asked to write a piece for the quintet to play especially for the Prince and I responded with a short work that celebrated the Royal visit and paid homage to several of the things about England that we hold dear. The piece is called Big Ben.
I also wrote a fanfare for the entrance of the principal guests.
Barnaby Kerekes premiered my bass trombone concerto March 28, 2009 with the Brampton Symphony Orchestra under the direction of Robert Raines. More on Barnaby can be found on his website www.music-lessons.ca.