Street Song by Michael Tilson Thomas

Sometimes I get mad at composers for not writing for brass quintets. Composers like Aaron Copland and Leonard Bernstein. Yes I know Bernstein wrote Dance Suite in 1989, and a handful of fanfare,  but those pieces are six and a half minutes long combined. Luckily in 1988 we were gifted Street Song by Michael Tilson Thomas….

Chamber Music DNA

National teacher appreciation week past us a few weeks ago and I sent out the usual emails to my former teachers thanking them for the years of inspiration.  My hope is that this post substitutes having missed several extremely important and influential members of that team. Having  had the pleasure of learning from three member of the…

Latest Ear-worm

Somehow I can’t seem to shake two seemingly and completely different ear-worms.  For those who don’t know what an ear-worms is, the best I can say is it’s a song or a piece of music that has worked it’s self into you mind and deep into the very fabric of your being. In any case…

New Years Day Performance

Mosaic Brass Quintet had a great time performing live on KING FM on New Year’s Day. Afterwards we made a video: Enrique Crespo: Suite American No. 1, Ragtime | Mosaic Brass Quintet