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CD220-scan-for-iTunesCD220: MUSIC FOR ALL SEASONS.  Moravian Trombones. Christmas, Easter, Lent, Advent. Chorales, sonatas, occasional music played by the Los Angeles Trombone Ensemble and the Moravian Trombone Choir of Downey with 12 trombones, from sopranino to contrabass. Jeff Reynolds, Director.  UPC 009414722027   BUY NOW

 "The sound is magnificent!" American Record Guide.

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Antes: Three Chorales
   Cruse Sonatas:    Mvt 1 (Scherzo)   Mvt 2 (Allegro)  Mvt 3 (Adagio)    Communion Hymn   Moravian Funeral Chorales   The Liturgical Year: Advent - Come Thou Long Expected Jesus - Once He Came In Blessing   Christmas - All My Heart This Night Rejoices   Passion Week - Go To Dark Gethsemane   Easter - Sleepers Wake - I Give Thee Thanks Unfeigned   All Saints Day - The Thousand Times Ten Thousand   Moravian Chorale Cycle   Hosanna    O Come, Immanuel; All the World Gives Praises; How Shall I Meet My Saviour    Ave Maria    To Us A Child Is Born This Night - Break Forth O Beauteous Heavenly - Once He Came In Blessing    To Us A Child Is Born    O Come All Ye Faithful - Angels We Have Heard On High - Hark The Herald Angels Sing    Hosanna    Prague, 7th Century: Ride On In Majesty; Go To Dark Gethsemane    Crucifixus    Solemn Intrada    Christians Dismiss Your Fear; The Day Of Resurrection; Jesus Christ Is Risen Today; Lyra Davidica    Christ Unto Us Has Left An Example


CD223-scan-for-ITunesCD223: L'ENSEMBLE DE TROMBONES DE PARIS.  Music by Janko Nilovic: Double Concerto and Suite Balkanique. UPC 009414722324.     BUY NOW

Eight of the best trombonists in Paris comprise the Paris Trombones. The music by Yugoslavian-French composer Nilovic has a Slavic and Balkan imprint, with rhythmic and catchy dance melodies. This is an exciting album. virtuoso technique…thrilling performance.”  International Trombone Assn. Journal

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Double Concerto:
  Mvt 1(Introduction)  Mvt 2(Theme & Variations)  Mvt 3(Interlude)  Mvt 4(Finale)   Suite Balkanique:  Mvt 1(Introduction)  Mvt 2(Occident)  Mvt 3(Voyage)  Mvt 4(Macedonien)  Mvt 5(Gora)  Mvt 6(Meditation)  Mvt 7(Orient)

CD380 right orientationCD380: RALPH SAUER, TROMBONE,  plays Kazimierz Serocki: Sonatina; Lars-Erik Larsson: Concertino; Stjepan Sulek: Sonata (Vox Gabrieli); Handel: Concerto (oboe) in F Minor; Telemann: Sonata (flute) in G Minor and Fantasies 4 & 5; Haydn: Concerto No. 1 (horn) first movement.  UPC 009414738028    BUY NOW

“...delightfully varied...exciting program.” CHQM Radio. Sauer was first trombone with Los Angeles Philharmonic for over 30 years.

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Telemann Sonata in G:
  Mvt 1 (Triste)   Mvt 2(Allegro)   Mvt 3(Andante)   Mvt 4(Allegro Molto)    Handel Concerto in F: Mvt 1(Grave)  Mvt 2(Allegro)  Mvt 3 (Sarabande)  Mvt 4(Allegro)    Telemann: Fantasy No.5 in A: Vivace  Adagio  Allegro   Fantasy No.4 in a: Largo/Vivace  Allegro   Haydn: Concerto No.1 in D: Mvt 1(Allegro)   Serocki:   Sonata  Allegro  Andante Molto Sostenuto  Allegro Vivace    Larsson: Concerto, Op.45, No.7.  Preludium(Allegro Pomposo)  Aria(Andante Sostenuto)  Finale(Allegro Giocoso)    Sulek:  Sonata(Vox Gabrieli)


CD383-scan-for-iTunesCD383: THE BIG TROMBONE. Jeffrey Reynolds, Bass Trombone; and STERLING BRASS, Daniel Perantoni, Tuba; David Hickman, Trumpet.  UPC 009414738325     BUYNOW

This compact disc is a combination of two albums originally released as LPs S383 and S394. The Big Trombone features Jeffrey Reynolds, who was bass trombonist with the Los Angeles Philharmonic for 40 years. Sterling Brass features Daniel Perantoni, tuba, and David Hickman, trumpet. Both were founding members of Summit Brass, and are international soloists. Perantoni and Hickman teach at Indiana University and Arizona State University, respectively.

"This album highlights the virtuosity and energy of three brass legends." ITA

The Big Trombone: Galliard: Sonata No.1 for bass trombone and piano (with Zita Carno piano); Gregory Kosteck: Concert Music for unaccompanied bass trombone; Donal Michalsky: Fantasia a Due for horn and bass trombone (with Robert Henderson, horn); Patrick McCarty: Sonata for Bass Trombone and Piano (with Zita Carno, piano); Walter Hartley: Sonata Breve for unaccompanied bass trombone; Orlando Di Lasso: Susanne un Jour for bass trombone and vocal ensemble. Sterling Brass: Morgan Powell, Midnight Realities and Transition (tuba with the Illinois Contemporary Chamber Players); Glenn Hackbarth, Double Concerto (trumpet and tuba with the Illinois Contemporary Chamber Players).

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Galliard, Sonata no 1 for Bassoon  Mvt 1   Mvt 2   Mvt 3   Mvt 4   Mvt 5    Kosteck, Concert Music   Michalsky, Fantasia    McCarty, Sonata   Mvt 1   Mvt 2    Hartley, Sonata Breve   Mvt 1   Mvt 2    Di Lasso, Susanne un Jour    Powell, Midnight Realities and Transition    Hackbarth, Double Concerto   Mvt 1   Mvt 2   Mvt 3

CD386-scan-for-ITunes  CD386: JOHN KITZMAN, TROMBONE. Paul Hindemith: Sonata for Trombone and Piano; Jean-Michel Defaye: Deux Danses; Paul Creston: Fantasy; Serge Baudo: Petite Suite; Arthur Pryor: Air Varie. All pieces with Janice Kay Hodges, piano.  UPC 009414738622    BUY NOW

John Kitzman was solo trombonist with the Dallas Symphony, a position he held for 43 years.

"As well played trombone music, the disc has no serious competition." In Tune Magazine

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Hindemith Sonata:
  Mvt 1 (Allegro Moderato)   Mvt 2 (Allegretto Grazioso)   Mvt 3 (Allegro Pesante)   Mvt 4(Allegro Moderato)   DeFaye Deux Danses:  Mvt 1 (Danse Sacree)  Mvt 2(Danse Profane)   Creston: Fantasy   Baudo: Petite Suite   Pryor: Air Varie


CD387-scan-for iTunesCD387: BALANCING ACT. BILL BOOTH, TROMBONE. Beethoven: Seven Variations on a Theme from Mozart's Magic Flute; Creston: Fantasy; Scharnberg: Betwixt and Between; Plog: Three Miniatures; Ravel: Piece in the form of a Habanera; Convertino: Four Preludes; Schumann: Three Fantasy Pieces.  UPC 009414738721    BUY NOW

Booth is assisted by Bryan Pezzone, piano, and an all-star cast of top Hollywood movie musicians. Bill Booth, trombone, has over 500 motion picture credits, numerous records, TV shows, and jingles. He is principal trombone is the Los Angeles Opera Company and the Hollywood Bowl Orchestra.

“One of the finest solo trombone recordings ever made... Beautiful tone quality” American Record Guide

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Beethoven: Variations
     Creston: Fantasy    Scharnberg:  Betwixt & Between   Plog Miniatures:  Mvt 1 (Moderato)  Mvt 2 (Allegro)  Mvt 3(Allegro)    Ravel: Piece in the form of a Habanera    Convertino: Four Preludes  No 1  No 2  No 3  No 4    Schumann: Three Fantasy Pieces  Zart Und Mit Ausdruck  Lebhaft Leicht  Rasch Und Mit Feuer

CD388-coverCD388: RONALD BORROR, TROMBONE, with Lucy Shelton, soprano, and Edmund Niemann, piano.
Halsey Stevens: Sonata for Trombone and Piano; Henry Cowell: Hymn and Fuguing Tune No. 13; Leonard Bernstein: Elegy for Mippy II; Karl Kroeger: Tres Psalmi Davidis; Otto Luening: Sonata for Trombone and Piano; Arthur Pryor: Annie Laurie (Air Varie).  UPC 009414738820   BUY NOW

Ronald Borror is one of New York’s most respected trombonists. He was associate principal with the New York City Ballet Orchestra and a member of the American Brass Quintet. He is presently Professor of Trombone at the Hartt School of the University of Hartford. This recording was originally on Crystal LP S388.

”It would be fortunate if every instrument had a Ronald Borror.” High Fidelity “Ronald Borror’s trombone has a rich and sensitive sound which has allowed him to record a substantial disc of contemporary American trombone music.” American Record Guide

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Stevens: Sonata for Trombone and Piano
 Mvt 1   Mvt 2   Mvt 3    Cowell: Hymn and Fuguing Tune No. 13    Bernstein: Elegy for Mippy II    Kroeger: Tres Psalmi Davidis  Mvt 1   Mvt 2   Mvt 3  Luening: Sonata for Trombone and Piano  Mvt 1   Mvt 2   Mvt 3   Mvt 4    Pryor: Annie Laurie (Air Varie)


CD451 scan EpsonCD451: ARTHUR PRYOR, TROMBONE SOLOIST WITH THE SOUSA BAND. Recordings originally made between 1901 and 1911. Over 74 minutes digitally remastered from 78 rpm records. Includes Blue Bells of Scotland, Intermezzo, Forever, We Won't Go Home Until Morning, Stay In your Own Back Yard, Parisian Melodies, Message of the Violet from “Prince of Pilsen,” Little Nell, Cujus Animam from “Stabat Mater,” My Old Kentucky Home, The Patriot Polka, Inflammatus from “Stabat Mater,” Love's Enchantment, The Holy City, One Sweetly Solemn Thought, Congo Love Song from “Nancy Brown,” Non e Ver, Love Thoughts Waltz, The Low Back'd Car,  Navajo, Dearie from “Sergeant Brue,” Celeste Aida from “Aida,” Come Down from the Big Fig Tree, Oh, Dry Those Tears, Pagliacci Selection, Love Me and World is Mine, Polka Fantastic  UPC 009414745125   BUY NOW

“...anyone who loves brass music, nostalgia items or superb or superb instrumental artistry will enjoy this disc.” Whig Standard  beautifully remastered” Fanfare

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Blue Bells of Scotland    Intermezzo    We Won't Go Home Until Morning sample 1  sample 2  Stay in Your Own Back Yard    Parisian Melodies  (begins :25)   Message of The Violet from Prince of Pilsen    Little Nell (begins :12)   Cujus Animam from Stabat Mater (begins 1:01)    My Old Kentucky Home  (begins :12)   The Patriot-Polka    Inflammatus from Stabat Mater    Love's Enchantment    The Holy City    One Sweetly Solemn Thought (begins :25)   Congo Love Song from Nancy Brown    Non è Ver' (begins :19)   Love Thoughts Waltz (begins :1:52)   The Low Back'd Car   Navajo    Dearie from Sergeant Brue (begins 18)   Celesté Aida from Aida (begins :11)    Come Down from the Big Fig Tree (begins :11)   Oh, Dry Those Tears (begins :17)   Pagliacci Selection (begins :52)   Love Me and the World is Mine    Polka Fantastic



CD680-scan-for-iTunes.tifCD680: SOUND WAVES - DONALD KNAUB, BASS TROMBONE. Gustav Mahler: Songs of a Wayfarer; Gordon Jacob: Cameos; Frigyes Hidas, Rhapsody; Samuel Adler: Canto II; Donald Grantham: Sonata in One Movement. Knaub is accompanied by Rex Woods, Piano.  UPC 009414768025    BUY NOW

“A giant among us”  International Trombone Assn. Journal

            Donald Knaub was bass trombonist in the Rochester Philharmonic for 16 years and Professor of Trombone at Eastman School of Music from 1951 to 1977.  For many years starting in 1977 he was Professor of Music at the University of Texas in Austin.

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Jacob Cameos:
  V.I.P  Nostalgic Singer  Nimble Dancer  Phantom Procession  Derby Winner    Hidas: Rhapsody    Mahler: Lieder eines fahrenden Gesellen (Songs of a Wayfarer)  Wenn Mein Schatz Hochzeit Macht  Ging Heut Morgen Uber's Feld  Ich Hab' Ein Gluhend Messer  Die Zwei Blauen Augen    Adler: Canto II  Moderately Fast  Quite Fast  Slowly  Fast and Happy    Grantham: Sonata in One Movement

Cassettes  --

C222:  LOS ANGELES PHILHARMONIC TROMBONE ENSEMBLE.  Music of the Moravian Trombone Choir: soprano, alto, tenor, & bass trombone.   009414722249 Cassette  

C224:  MALCOLM FORSYTH Trombone Ensemble.  Gabrieli: Sonata; Marini:Canzona No. 3; Speer: Two Sonatas; Bruckner: Aequale; Massaino: Canzona; Forsyth: Quartet; Massis: Suite.  009414722447 Cassette only

C225:  MUSIC FOR TWO SEASONS. Moravian Trombone Choir of Downey, Jeffrey Reynolds, conductor.  Music for Advent and Christmas; music for Lent and Easter.  009414722546  Cassette  

C383:  THE BIG TROMBONE.  Jeffrey Reynolds, Bass Trombone.  de Lasso: Susanne un Jour;  Galliard: Sonata;  Kosteck: Concert Music;  Michalsky: Fantasia a due;  McCarty: Sonata;  Hartley: Sonata Breve.   009414738349   See CD383.



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