Complete Performance Recordings: Doubling Recital at the University of South Carolina

"The Array"

Post-recital pic with our instruments, dubbed “The Array.”

This past Tuesday a long-planned collaboration with Dr. Michael Wilkinson, trombone professor at the University of South Carolina, finally came into existence—at least, outside of our imaginations. Dr. Wilkinson and I were assigned as roommates while attending the Alessi Seminar in Oregon four years ago, and through the course of our conversations we discovered a shared interest in doubling on various low brass instruments. We began then to discuss the possibility of collaborating on a large recital featuring the two of us playing as many instruments as possible. Four years later, and thanks to funding provided by the Southeastern Conference Faculty Travel Program, we were finally able to make this happen. Tuesday night was, we hope, the first of many such collaborations; we are preparing to apply for funding to reprise this program at Ole Miss next year, followed by other universities and hopefully low brass-related professional conferences.

<i>The Low Brass Player's Guide to Doubling</i> by Micah Everett

I should mention that this program demonstrates in “real life” the principles outlined in my book The Low Brass Player’s Guide to Doubling, published in 2014 by Mountain Peak Music. (Incidentally, the book was published about eight months before Dr. Wilkinson and I met; he would have been a great addition to the list of coauthors!) The book answers in great detail the usual question, “How do you keep up with playing all of those instruments?”, providing a well thought-out and systematic approach.

Anyway, here are videos of the complete performance from Tuesday night, unedited except for the removal of talking between pieces, etc. Enjoy!

Canonic Sonata No. 3 (Telemann/Everett)
Everett—alto trombone
Wilkinson—alto trombone

 

Sonata No. 3 in A minor (Marcello)
Everett—tenor trombone
Wilkinson—bass trombone

 

Preludes 10, 15, 16, 24 (Shostakovich/Yeo)
Everett—tenor trombone (10, 15); bass trombone (16, 24)
Wilkinson—bass trombone (10, 15); tenor trombone (16, 24)

 

Slide and the Family Bone (Davis)
Everett—bass trombone
Wilkinson—tenor trombone

 

Trombone Institute of Technology (Davis)
Everett—tenor trombone
Wilkinson—bass trombone

 

Duo Divertimento No. 2 (Deddos)
Everett—euphonium
Wilkinson—cimbasso

 

Duba Dance (Verhelst)
Everett—tuba
Wilkinson—euphonium

 

“Make Our Garden Grow” from Candide (Bernstein/Slutter)
Everett—bass trombone
Wilkinson—tenor trombone

 

Don’t Be Absurd (Wilkinson)
Everett—tuba
Wilkinson—contrabass trombone

 

About Micah Everett

Micah Everett is Associate Professor of Music (Trombone/Low Brass) at the University of Mississippi, Principal Trombonist of the North Mississippi Symphony Orchestra, Bass Trombonist of the Great River Trombone Quartet, Assistant Editor (Audio/Video Reviews) for the International Trombone Association Journal, and an S.E. Shires trombone artist. He is the author of THE LOW BRASS PLAYER'S GUIDE TO DOUBLING, published by Mountain Peak Music, and released his first solo recording, STEPPING STONES FOR BASS TROMBONE, VOL. 1, on the Potenza Music label in 2015. In addition to his professional work, he maintains an avid interest in the study of the Bible and of Reformed theology. He holds doctoral and master's degrees in music from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, a bachelor's degree in music education from Delta State University, and a certificate in systematic theology from Puritan Reformed Theological Seminary. The ideas and opinions expressed here are not necessarily shared by the employers and organizations with which the author is associated.
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