In 2009 I finished a short piece for brass quintet. The premise was an imaginary elevator length conversation between Duke Ellington and Leonard Bernstine. The piece has been preformed in the Seattle area twice. For more info about Jazzish or to obtain a copy of the piece, feel free to contact Ed Castro.
Source: Reflections on the Color of My Skin
When I think about important works for brass quintets two albums come to mind right away. In part, because of the spectacular playing but more importantly because of the impact all of these works have had on the brass community. Most of the pieces performed on both of these albums have become standard repertoire for…
This is a cool piece and more people should know about the composer’s music. Her name is Tania Leon and we should know her music.
This week we sat down with Dr. Zachary Lyman to talk about everything from recording issues and Bach, to the new Lyric Brass CD and everyone involved in this project. Source: Lyric Brass CD Release | Music | PLU
As a trumpeter within the symphonic musical sphere, I don’t always get to look into the audience and notice the demographics of the patrons. A few years ago I started to take stock of the aud… Source: My Experience With Classical Music This December – Ed Castro’s Blog
I remember listening to Blackbird Variations by Robert Dennis and wanting for a hint of the song by the Beatles. Soon after I learned that the piece performed by the American Brass Quintet on the recording titled New American Brass released in 1992, was based on the poem Thirteen Ways of Looking at a Blackbird by …
Audio Review: Collective Brass – In Thy Sweet Name https://www.lastrowmusic.com/audio-review-collective-brass-in-thy-sweet-name/ — Read on http://www.lastrowmusic.com/audio-review-collective-brass-in-thy-sweet-name/
Not too long ago I was swimming in a sea of modern music. After a while I found myself listening and enjoying a piece by Stefan Hakenberg written for brass quintet. Drei Stücke offers great opportunities for brass players who want to stretch out with some funky rhythmic expressions in the first movement, explore a…
A few weeks ago I was thinking about composers of color and their contributions to brass quintet literature. I came across George Walker’s piece Sacred and Profane and instantly fell in love with it. Now I can start searching for more brass quintets written by people of color.
There is a nice mention of Zach Lyman’s participation in a concert for Seattle Pro-Musica. https://memeteria.com/2017/05/20/stirring-season-finale-from-seattle-pro-musica/