Crystal Records — Thomas Stevens, Trumpet
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Thomas Stevens is retired from
his position as principal trumpet player with the Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra,
a position he held for 27 years. He was described by a European publication,
"Brass Bulletin," as being "undeniably one of the most important
voices in the development of the trumpet in the latter part of the 20th
century," primarily for his efforts in promoting, through performance and premiere recordings, new works for solo
trumpet, as well as the publication of many of his educational materials on the
same subject. He is also a published/recorded composer and was an active
educator throughout the world including being a faculty member at the
CD122: THE VENETIAN BRASS ALBUM. Members of the
Music of the 16th century lends itself very well to brass ensembles. This recording, originally released on LP in 1978, features some of the best brass players around at that time. Most of these players, including Thomas Stevens, Malcolm McNab, Miles Anderson, Jeffrey Reynolds, and Roger Bobo have become icons of excellence in the brass world.
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Ricercar Del Duodecimo Tuono Canzon 6 Canzon Vigesima Terza a 5 Ricercar Del Sesto Tuono Canzon Vigesima Canzon 9 Canzon Vigesima Prima a 5 Canzon Seconda Canzon Vigesimaquarta a 8 Canzon Trigesima a 8 Canzon 26 (La Negrona) Canzon Vigesimatottava Canzon Vigesimanona a 8 Psalm 13, How Long Wilt Thou Forget Me, O Lord? Psalm 18, the Sorrows Of Death Compassed Me Psalm 83, Keep Not Thou Silence, O God
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Satie: Carillon Sonnerie Truax: Adagio and Allegro Tomasi Suite: Mvt 1(Havanaise) Mvt 2(Lento Egeen) Mvt 3(Danse Bolivienne) Persichetti: Parable for Solo Trumpet Parable for Two Trumpets Friedman: Antiphonia IV Plog Duets: Fanfare Pastoral Scherzo Dialogue Stevens Fanfares: Deaux a Dix B.I.M Tranquille Clifford Epilogue Kay: Fanfares Britten: Fanfare
CD665: THOMAS STEVENS, TRUMPET. Peter Maxwell Davies and George
Antheil: Sonatas for Trumpet & Piano; Hans Werner Henze: Sonatina; Thomas
Stevens: Triangles, Variations on a Clifford Interval, and A New Carnival of
Venice for four trumpets; Henri Tomasi: Triptyque; Ibert: Impromptu; Bernstein:
Rondo for Lifey; Charles Dodge: Extensions; Meyer Kupferman: Three Ideas. Zita
Carno, David Wheatley, Chet Swiatkowski, piano; Charlie Shoemake, vibraphone;
Barry Lieberman, bass; with the Los Angeles Philharmonic Trumpet section.
“Tom Stevens is at one and the same a virtuoso and a highly thoughtful musician.
I can think of only a handful of players who are his equal, and certainly none
better.” Andre Previn. UPC
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Davies Sonata: Mvt 1 (Allegro Moderato) Mvt 2 (Lento) Mvt 3 (Allegro Vivo) Antheil Sonata: Mvt 1 (Allegretto) Mvt 2 (Dolce) Mvt 3(Scherzo Vivace) Mvt 4(Allegretto) Stevens: Triangles Mvt 1(Senza Misura) Mvt 2(Quasi Lento) Mvt 3(Presto Possibile) Henze: Sonatina Mvt 1(Toccata) Mvt 2(Canzone) Mvt 3(Segnali) Kupferman: Three Ideas Adagio Non Troppo Allegro Scherzando Lento Dodge: Extensions Stevens: Variations on Clifford Intervals Stevens: A New Carnival of Venice Bernstein: Rondo for Lifey Tomasi: Triptyque Scherzo Largo Salterelle Ibert: Impromptu
CD667: THOMAS STEVENS, TRUMPET. Verne Reynolds: Signals (solo trumpet & tuba with brass; Roger Bobo, tuba); William Kraft: Encounters III (trumpet, percussion); Chou Wen-chung: Soliloquy of a Bhiksuni (solo trumpet, brass, percussion); Robert Henderson: Variation Movements (trumpet solo); Silvestre Revueltas: Two Little Serious Pieces (trumpet & woodwinds: Westwood Wind Quintet); Frank Campo: Times (trumpet solo); Meyer Kupferman: Fires of Prometheus (trumpet & piano). Stevens is solo trumpet with Los Angeles Philharmonic. “...excellent pieces. Performances entertaining to incredible. Without a doubt, one of the world's finest brass players.” American Record Guide
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Reynolds: Signals Kraft Encounters: Mvt 1 (Strategy) Mvt 2 (Truce of God) Mvt 3 (Tactics) Wen-Chung: Soliloquy Henderson: Variation Movements Theme Very Fast Slow Fast and Rhythmic Revueltas: Two Little Serious Pieces Allegro Tempo di Valse Campo: Good Times Time to Go Kupferman: Fires of Prometheus
CD761: THOMAS STEVENS, TRUMPET. Hindemith: Trumpet Sonata; Bozza: Caprice, Lied, and
Badinage; Ropartz: Andante & Allegro; Barat: Andante & Scherzo; Borden:
Six Dialogues for Trumpet & Trombone; Lewis: Monophony VII for
Unaccompanied Trumpet; Poulenc: Sonata for Trumpet, Horn, & Trombone (with
John Cerminaro, horn; Ralph Sauer, trombone); Zita Carno, piano.
“...technical & musical bravura. Sensational." InTune Magazine
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Hindemith Sonata: Mvt 1 (Mit Kraft) Mvt 2 (Maasig bewegt) Mvt 3 (Trauermusik & Chorale) Bozza: Caprice Ropartz : Andante and Allegro Barat: Andante and Scherzo Bozza: Lied Bozza: Badinage Poulenc: Sonata Allegro Moderato Andante Rondeau Borden: Six Dialogues Allegro Allegro Andante and Un Poco Allegretto Con Giorralita Majestic Allegretto Lewis: Monophony VII
CD960: PHILHARMONIC STANDARD TIME.
Thomas Stevens, Trumpet; Terry Trotter,
Piano; Tom Warrington, Bass; Ralph Penland, Drums. Thomas Stevens, principal
trumpet, Los Angeles Philharmonic, and friends improvise jazz renditions of
songs by composers previously affiliated with Los Angeles Philharmonic: John
Green, Bronislaw Kaper, David Raksin, Victor Scherzinger, Henry Mancini, Ferde
Grofe. Out of Nowhere, Body and Soul, Invitation, I Cover the Waterfront, While
My Lady Sleeps, Laura, Tangerine, Two for the Road, Sylvia, On the Trail.
Jazz Journal International
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Green: Out of Nowhere Body and Soul I Cover the Waterfront Kaper: Invitation While My Lady Sleeps
CD801: MUSIC OF HOVHANESS. Symphony No.11: All Men Are Brothers, Prayer of St. Gregory (Thomas Stevens, trumpet), Armenian Rhapsody No.1, Tzaikerk. Royal Philharmonic, with Hovhaness conducting, and Crystal Chamber Orchestra, with Ernest Gold conducting. UPC 009414780126 >ORDER NOW
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