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Steven Bryant

Steven Bryant’s music is chiseled in its structure and intent, fusing lyricism, dissonance, silence, technology, and humor into lean, skillfully-crafted works that enthrall listeners and performers alike. His seminal work Ecstatic Waters, for wind ensemble and electronics, has become one of the most performed works of its kind in the world, receiving over 250 performances in its first five seasons. The orchestral version was premiered by the Minnesota Orchestra to unanimousrapturous acclaim. The son of a professional trumpeter and music educator, he strongly values music education, and his creative output includes a number of works for young and developing musicians.


My music ranges from electronic experiments to works for professional symphony orchestra, from music for middle school band to virtuosic solo pieces, and combinations of all of these with live electronic media. I believe firmly in writing music not only for accomplished musicians, but also for those at the beginning of their musical lives.

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Concerto for Trombone piano reduction available!

March 29, 2019 MusicNewsPublishing

Just over three years ago, Joseph Alessi and Jerry Junkin premiered my Concerto for Trombone in back to back concerts with the Dallas Winds and the University of Texas Wind Ensemble. It was a hell of an experience, and included perhaps the most extensive on-the-fly revisions in final rehearsals I’ve ever experienced. I even rewrote the ending on the plane from a Dallas Winds rehearsal to the UT rehearsal, sitting right in front of Joe and Jerry and discussing the revision in flight. It all seemed to work out just fine. 🙂

Now the piano reduction is finally available thanks to the arranging/reducing skills of the inimitable Liz Ames (you might know her from such hits as the reduction of my Sax Concerto and the reductions of several of John Mackey’s works). The purchase includes both the piano score and the same solo trombone part that comes with the rented set.

You can order it here (PDF only at present), as well as watch a video of the premiere!

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