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Published: Wed Sep 17, 2008

Tennessee Tech music faculty Charles Decker, trumpeter, and Sandra Robbins, piano, will present a free recital on Monday, Sept. 22, at 7:30 p.m. in the Wattenbarger Auditorium of the Bryan Fine Arts Building.

The program will begin the annual Fall Trumpet Festival concert series, now in its 27th year, that celebrates the art of trumpet performance. Eight concerts will be presented throughout the fall semester featuring TTU faculty and students in solo and ensemble performances.

The opening program by trumpet professor Decker showcases a variety of international music composed by European and American composers for solo trumpet.

The program begins with “Intrada” by American composer Joseph Turrin, written for the first trumpet of the New York Philharmonic, and continues with lushly romantic “Concerto” by Russian composer Alexandra Pahkmutova. Two works by French composers Eugene Bozza and the world-famous cornet virtuoso Jean Baptiste Arban will also be heard.

The compositional skills of American cornet soloist Herbert L. Clarke, solo cornetist with the legendary John Phillip Sousa’s Band is featured with his virtuosic “Debutante” from Golden Age of concert bands. Concluding the program is the familiar “Arioso” by Johann Sebastian Bach, the most famous German composer of the Baroque era.

For more information, call TTU’s music department at 372-3161.