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Loose Id for Brass Ensemble and Drumset

November 9, 2006 Uncategorized

The phenomenal Austrian brass group, SoundInnBrass (warning: very out of date website), will be premiering my Loose Id for brass ensemble and drumset at the Midwest Clinic this December.

The group’s instrumentation is 4 Trumpets, 2 Horns, 4 Trombones, Tuba, and Drumset/Percussion. I decided to make this version expressly for drumset, unlike the original brass quintet which used Timpani – I think it’ll enhance the groove a little (i.e. ‘rock harder’).

I’m really looking forward to hearing this one – I heard the group in Austria last summer, and they’re absolute pros. Their power floored me. So, if you’re at Midwest this year, you MUST come to this concert. Saturday morning, Dec. 23rd, 9:30am. Grand Ballroom, Hilton Chicago.

Now that I’ve finished that one, I’m diving into the fourth (and final?) of my Parody Suite pieces. I’m fairly certain I already have the title, but more details on that later, once the piece coalesces.