It’s been a busy semester here in Louisiana, but things are starting to wind down. Final exams and juries remain, as well as a few holiday gigs for which I am very grateful! Best wishes to all of my colleagues as they finish up their teaching and performance obligations for this year.
In lieu of a full update from the past semester, here are some recent performance videos. The first two selections were originally submitted for the 53rd International Horn Symposium, which was 100% online. IHS 53 content is no longer available, so if you didn’t get a chance to hear these videos as part of the symposium you may find them interesting. They are both recent works by living American composers, Douglas Hill and Roger Parks Jones. Program notes for each work can be found in the video descriptions.
Haiku Readings for Solo Horn, by Douglas Hill (music available through the IHS Online Music Sales Library)
Sketchbook for Horn and Piano, by Roger Parks Jones
The next set is from a recent guest recital at the University of Oklahoma (Dr. Matthew Reynolds). This performance was the last in a brief recital tour that also took me to Henderson State University in Arkadelphia, AR (Dr. Heather Thayer), the University of North Texas in Denton, TX (Dr. Stacie Mickens), and the National Association of College Wind and Percussion Instructors Conference at Texas Woman’s University (also in Denton, TX). Huge THANK YOUS! to my kind and generous hosts! It was a fun and diverse program of music for unaccompanied horn and horn with various kinds of electronic accompaniment. If any of these works interest you I encourage you to buy the music and perform them yourself! Program information is in each video’s description.
Visions for Horn and Fixed Media, by James Naigus
“Quiet Tears” for Solo Horn, by Douglas Hill
The Confessions of St. Augustine for Solo Horn, by Erika Raum
Gone to the Other Shore for Wagner tuba and electronics, by Nick Norton
Forces of Nature for Horn and CD with Optional Electric Horn, by Nicholas Fife