Trombones at Tech mixes tradition, pop in fall concert

Posted by Lori Shull - Wednesday, November 07 2012
lshull@tntech.edu

Trombones at Tech will present its fall 2012 concert at 7:30 p.m. Monday, Nov. 12, in Wattenbarger Auditorium of Tennessee Tech University’s Bryan Fine Arts Building.

The performance will feature a variety of works for trombone ensemble including Samuel Scheidt’s “Canzon Cornetto” performed by four bass trombones, Chick Corea’s “Spain,” and the famous “Over the Rainbow” from the Wizard of Oz. The ensemble will also play TTU trombone professor Joshua Hauser’s new transcription for trombone of “I’ll Love My Love” by Gustav Holst.
 
Joseph Blackwell, a senior music education major, will play a solo part in “Funk This!” an original composition by Hauser for solo trombone, trombone choir and drumset.  

 The TTU Trombone OcTech, a group of eight trombone majors, will perform Derek Bourgeois’ “Scherzo Funebre,” Jeff Cortazzo’s “World Report” and Queen’s “Bohemian Rhapsody.”

The group will also play a piece written by a high school student from Nashville. Nathan Daniel attended the Southeast Chamber Music Institute at TTU last summer, where he presented the piece, “Sunset Song.” 

“I immediately decided that it was something we needed to play with the full choir, and it is working beautifully,” Hauser said. “It is always a pleasure to hear and support young composers.”
 
The performance is free and open to the public. The Bryan Fine Arts Building is at 1150 N. Dixie Ave.