As often happens in November, which along with April is one of the two busiest months in every university music department, I have found keeping my regular blogging schedule to be impossible. After missing an entire week this post comes a few days late; I hope to have two more before taking my usual “winter break” hiatus.
In my last post I provided some program notes for my then-upcoming Faculty Recital Series performance at Ole Miss. Today I am providing videos of the entire program. While I have for some time been in the habit of posting complete recital videos here on the blog (see here, here, here, and here), a few of my colleagues at other universities have begun intentionally posting live performance recordings on social media just to remind everyone that the edited-to-perfection presentations on commercial recordings are not accurate reflections of “real life,” and I am happy to stand with them in doing so. Overall, I was happy with this performance, which was my first with a significant portion performed on tuba, and I hope visitors to The Reforming Trombonist will enjoy it, as well.
Fantasie Concertante by Jacques Castérède (1926-2014)
Stereograms Nos. 7, 3, and 21 by David William Brubeck (b. 1966)
Worlds Apart by Frank Gulino (b. 1987)
Walking by Anthony Plog (b. 1947)
Tuba Suite by Gordon Jacob (1895-1984)
Fnugg by Øystein Baadsvik (b. 1966)
I almost forgot to mention that this performance of Fnugg contains a brief reference to one of my son’s favorite cartoons (and mine). Having heard Mr. Baadsvik himself interject a reference to a popular tune into one of his renditions of the piece, I’m sure he wouldn’t mind. 🙂