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)
Sonata No. 3 in A minor (Marcello)
Preludes 16 and 24 (Shostakovich/Yeo)
Slide and the Family Bone (Davis)
Trombone Institute of Technology (Davis)
Lokk from the Green Island (Aagaard-Nilsen)
Duo Divertimento No. 2 (Deddos)
Duba Dance (Verhelst)
The Walrus Ordered Waffles (Pederson)
Don’t Be Absurd (Wilkinson)
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.