Insanity Brass Duo Performance at the 2021 International Trombone Festival: “Better Late than Never!”

This past summer, my colleague Dr. Michael Wilkinson from the University of South Carolina and I were able to bring our multi-instrument “Insanity Brass Duo” program to the International Trombone Festival. While time limitations forced us to shorten our program slightly, removing movements from the Telemann and Shostakovich works and eliminating repeats from the Marcello, we had a great time performing for an enthusiastic audience. We did get a very nice recording from the event, but it arrived in the middle of the fall semester, and I have only now had free time available to edit the video into separate tracks for each piece (with the talking in between eliminated) and share here. Enjoy!

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

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

Preludes 16 and 24 (Shostakovich/Yeo)
Everett—bass trombone
Wilkinson—tenor trombone

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

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

Lokk from the Green Island (Aagaard-Nilsen)
Everett—euphonium
Wilkinson—euphonium

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

Duba Dance (Verhelst)
Everett—tuba
Wilkinson—euphonium

The Walrus Ordered Waffles (Pederson)
Everett—bass trombone
Wilkinson—contrabass trombone

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

Complete Playlist

To read more about our group and see previous recordings, visit here and here. To learn more about my approach to doubling on multiple low brass instruments, check out The Low Brass Player’s Guide to Doubling from Mountain Peak Music. Mike and I are hoping to resume our duo concerts in the next year or so with new music and even more instruments. Coming to the next iteration of our program: double-bell euphoniums! Stay tuned.

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, Tubist/Bass Trombonist of the Mississippi Brass Quintet, 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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