Drei Stücke

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…

Evanescence by Robert Starer

I’m often surprised at some of the pieces of music I only get to hear in recordings. It’s seems more like a  secret that I get to keep all to myself. However, in this case I feel compelled to share my interest in a Robert Starer brass quintet.   My infatuation with Evanescence by Robert…

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…