Crystal Records — Thomas Stevens, Trumpet

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Thomas Stevens died in 2018. He was retired from his position as principal trumpet player with the Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra, a position he held for 28 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 CD122 coverpremiere 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 University of Southern California, CalArts, and Music Academy of the West. He has five solo CDs shown below and is featured trumpet on the Los Angeles Brass Quintet CDs 102 and 109, and is featured on the Brass Ensemble CDs shown below, and Hovhaness Prayer of St. Gregory CD801 (see below).

 

CD122-scan-for-iTunesCD122: THE VENETIAN BRASS ALBUM. Members of the Los Angeles Philharmonic and San Francisco Symphony Brass sections; Peter Sacco, Tenor. Four, five, and eight part music by Andrea and Giovanni Gabrieli, Guami, Correggio, Antegnati, Frescobaldi, Chilese, Bartolino, and Lappi. With special bonus work from Peter Sacco: Three Psalms for Brass Quintet and Tenor Voice.
         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 Trigesigesimaseconda   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

CD230 cover CD230: DALLAS TRUMPETS. The Dallas Symphony Trumpet section, featuring Richard Giangiulio and Andrew McCandless with Thomas Stevens and friends. Vincent Persichetti: Parable for Solo Trumpet and Parable for Two Trumpets; Henri Tomasi: Suite for Three Trumpets; Bert Truax: Adagio and Allegro; Benjamin Britten: Fanfare for St. Edmundsbury; Stanley Friedman: Antiphonia IV; Anthony Plog: Four Concert Duets; Ulysses Kay: Three Fanfares for Four Trumpets; Thomas Stevens: The Moudon Fanfares. "Required listening for the enrichment of serious students of the trumpet. Hearty thanks to the magnificent Dallas Symphony trumpet section." American Record Guide.
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Satie: Carillon Sonnerie   Truax:  Adagio and Allegro  Tomasi Suite:  Mvt 1(HavanaiseMvt 2(Lento EgeenMvt 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

 

 

 

CD360 cover 2x2 for ads & catalogCD360: TRUMPETER EXTRAORINAIRE THOMAS STEVENS. UPC 009414736924. BUY NOW    

 

Stravinsky, Fanfare for a New Theater (w/Mario Guarneri, trumpet); Elliott Carter, Canon for Three (w/Mario Guarneri & Roy Poper, trumpets); Aurelio De La Vega, Para-Tangents (w/pre-recorded sounds); Iain Hamilton, Five Scenes (w/Ralph Grierson, piano); Henri Lazarof, Concertazioni (w/instrumental ensemble); Harold Budd, New Work #5 (w/Ralph Grierson, piano); Carlos Chvez, Soli (w/Peter Christ, oboe; David Atkins, clarinet; Kay Brightman, bassoon). This new CD has the works that Stevens recorded for Crystal LPs that had not been released previously on CD. Stevens died on July 14, 2018; this CD is a tribute to his spectacular playing.

 

THOMAS STEVENS, TRUMPET (1938-2018), was solo trumpet with the Los Angeles Philharmonic for 28 years. He was, without a doubt, one of the world's finest brass players" said the American Record Guide.  He was "at one and the same a virtuoso and a highly thoughtful musician. I can think of only handful who are his equal, and certainly none better."> Andre Previn.  He has five solo CDs. See also L.A. Brass Quintet  CD102 and  CD109 under Brass Ensembles.

 

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Stravinsky: Fanfare for a New Theater     Carter: Canon for Three     De La Vega: Para-Tangents     Hamilton: Five Scenes  I. Wild   II. Nocturnal   III. Declamato   IV. Nocturnal   V. Brilliant     Lazarof: Concertazioni     Budd: New Work #5     Chvez: Soli

 

CD665 coverCD665: 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 009414766526 /Users/crystalrecords/Documents/web pages/Crystal Records web site copy before Ecwid/button.jpgBUY NOW

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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 coverCD667: 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 coverCD761: 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 coverCD960: 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. "..thoroughly recommended." Jazz Journal International
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Green:  Out of Nowhere   Body and Soul   I Cover the Waterfront   KaperInvitation While My Lady Sleeps

 

CD801-scan-for-iTunesCD801: 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 >BUY NOW

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Symphony No. 11      Armenian Rhapsody      Prayer of St. Gregory      Tzaikerk

 

 

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