Jan Koetsier Allegro Maestoso
A wonderful recital piece by prolific dutch composer and conductor Jan Koetsier. At roughly 5 minutes this piece is of a moderate difficulty level and provides the performer opportunities to show both a lyrical and a more robust style. Recorded at the University of British Columbia, January 2020 by James Hopson. Audio and Video by Jasper Davis. Ilan Morgenstern, Bass Trombone: www.ilanmorgenstern.com Kanade Tsurusawa, Piano: www.kanadetsurusawa.com Jan Koetsier: www.jan-koetsier.de
Meat Salad! By Jim Hopson
From the composer: ‘Meat Salad’ is a new piece for solo bass trombone commissioned by Ilan Morgenstern of the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra. Inspired in part by the slap-bass stylings of artists like Bootsy Collins and in part by the inimitable trombone playing of ‘Funky Fred’ Wesley, this piece is simultaneously a groovy crowd-pleaser and an acrobatic showstopper. ‘Meat Salad’ gives the advanced bass trombonist the opportunity unleash his/her full repertoire of tricks including: trills, growls, turns, glissandi, extended range, and just about every type articulation imaginable. This piece was premiered in the August 2019 at the 2nd annual Vancouver Trombone Week, with the composer adding an emphatic (if unsophisticated) cowbell accompaniment to Morgenstern’s bass trombone.
Someone To Watch Over Me: Dedicated to Healthcare Workers, by Alessi, Yamamoto, Wendel, Morgenstern
Doctors Without Borders: https://www.doctorswithoutborders.ca/donate-now Free sheet music download: https://cherryclassics.com/products/geshwin-someone-to-watch-over-me-for-trombone-quartet?_pos=1&_sid=e03e46658&_ss=r COVID-19 is a reminder of shared humanity for many, and for some of our fragility as well. Without resorting to hyperbole, I stand in awe of those people who have taken it upon themselves to care for victims of this disease, at times without adequate protective equipment, and with much still unknown about how this virus spreads. This is the spirit with which I wrote this arrangement of George and Ira Gershwin's Someone to Watch Over Me, and I'm thankful that colleagues I admire so much, Joseph Alessi of the New York Philharmonic, Ko-ichiro Yamamoto of the Seattle Symphony, and Brian Wendel, my section-mate in the Vancouver Symphony, all agreed to record this arrangement with me. We were assisted by Jasper Davis who served as our AV specialist for this project, and the sheet music is available through Gordon Cherry'. I hope you enjoy listening to, and perhaps playing this arrangement as well. When you do so, I wish you to consider donating what you're able, in time, talent, or funds, to help our fellow humans at times of need whenever they arise. With Admiration and Love for Healthcare Professionals who are Watching Over Us Always. - Ilan Morgenstern, April 2020
How to SHIP a TROMBONE
If I need work done on my horn, or am selling an instrument online, this is how I pack my trombone for shipping. The materials I use in the video are: Gun case: https://www.amazon.com/Plano-Pillared-Take-Down-Case/dp/B000P3YSO6/ref=sr_1_12?dchild=1&keywords=plano&qid=1598486157&s=hunting-fishing&sr=1-12 Cardboard tube: https://www.homedepot.com/p/SAKRETE-12-in-x-48-in-Tube-for-Concrete-200077374/100324386 Lamp box: https://www.uhaul.com/MovingSupplies/Boxes/Electronics-Boxes/Lamp-Box/?id=2747 Packing peanuts: https://www.uline.com/Product/Detail/S-258/Peanuts-and-Dispensers/Anti-Static-Peanuts-White-20-Cu-Ft-Bag?pricode=WB1509&gadtype=pla&id=S-258&gclid=CjwKCAjwkJj6BRA-EiwA0ZVPVnY21SNqyUOMQld4OXCYORIiWrsPcqMk4lGXKDLZpOS3RDap4yDj0RoCeqsQAvD_BwE&gclsrc=aw.ds Bubble wrap: https://www.uline.com/Product/Detail/S-19334P/Bubble-Rolls/UPSable-Eco-Friendly-Bubble-Roll-24-x-125-1-2-Perforated?pricode=WB1239&gadtype=pla&id=S-19334P&gclid=CjwKCAjwkJj6BRA-EiwA0ZVPVpzT4Ac58FohwwO1Zaf-oLXS5z7speNvHw7AV6Wz6zszI28U8u72zRoCnSwQAvD_BwE&gclsrc=aw.ds