This Wednesday, April 17 at 7:30 p.m., Black Bayou Brass presents our annual faculty recital. As always, it will be a fun, challenging evening of music for the ensemble. I’ve included a program below, with links to recordings (where available). We’ve performed the Ewazen, Frackenpohl, and Debussy frequently, but the Trio by Mark Wolfram, selections from Voyage, Op. 27 by Robert Muczynski, and Triga by Frigyes Hidas are all new to our performing repertoire. Everything but the Debussy is an original work for brass trio. These are all very solid compositions, and if you are looking for some new brass trio rep for yourself or your students, consider checking out the Wolfram and Hidas especially. The V3NTO Brass Trio has an excellent recording of the Hidas available on CD Baby, and I highly recommend it. It’s also noteworthy that the Wolfram Trio was the First Prize Winner in the Brass Trio category of the International Horn Society’s 1989 Composition Contest. Though brief, it’s a wonderful work, full of contrasts and exciting lines for all three parts.
If you’d like to hear more about these works (and hear them performed) come out to our recital on Wednesday at 7:30!
A Philharmonic Fanfare Eric Ewazen (b. 1954)
Brass Trio (1966) Arthur Frackenpohl (b. 1924)
The Girl with the Flaxen Hair Claude Debussy (1862-1918) arr. Christian A. Eriksen
Brass Trio (1988) Mark E. Wolfram (b. 1955)
Voyage for Brass Trio, Op. 27 Robert Muczynski (1929-2010)
Triga Frigyes Hidas (1928-2007) *Samples available here.