Friday, February 08, 2008

Millar Brass Ensemble

Sonic Spectacular VIII

Friday, February 8th, 8pm
U of C Rockefeller Chapel

5850 S. Woodlawn, Chicago Il

Stephen Squires, Conductor
Thomas Weisflog, Organ

Program to include:

Brevard Fanfare - Tull
Early Music Suite
Jupiter, from “The Planets” - Holst/Kreines
Dukes of Marlborough Fanfare - Grainger
Symphony for Brass - Ewazen
Pines of the Appian Way, from “The Pines of Rome” - Respighi/Kreines

Tickets can be purchased at the door or in advance by calling 773.702.7059

Wednesday, February 06, 2008


Due to yet another massive snow storm here in the Midwest, we have had to postpone our ProBono recital for tonight. I'll make an announcement when we have a new date.

Tuesday, February 05, 2008

ProBono Recital

Tomorrow night, I will be performing with the low brass quartet, ProBono, at Augustana College in Rock Island, Illinois. We will be doing a masterclass at 4pm, followed by the recital at 8:00pm.

Here is the program...

ProBono in Recital

8PM, Wednesday February 6th, 2008

Wallenberg Hall

Thomas Stark and Jemmie Robertson, Tenor and Alto Trombones

Mark Fry, Bass Trombone

Sean Whitaker, Tuba

Samuel Scheidt (1587-1654) Canzon

Transcribed by Lee Hipp

Three Reformation Chorales

Martin Luther (1534) Von Himmel hoch da komm’ich her

Anonymous (1679) Liebster Immanuel, Herzog der Frommen

Martin Luther (1529) Ein feste Burg ist unser Gott

J.S. Bach (1685-1750) Toccata and Fugue in d minor

Arr. Pierre Beaudry

F. J. Haydn (1732-1809) Achieved is the Glorious Work from “The Creation”

Arr. Les Shaw

Richard Wagner (1813-1883) Pilgrim’s Chorus from “Tannhäuser”

Arr. Mark McDunn and Clifford Barnes


Paul Dukas (1865-1935) Fanfare from “La Peri”

Arr. Thomas Stark

Henri Tomasi (1901-1971) “ÊTRE OU NE PAS ÊTRE” Monologue d’ Hamlet

Ralph Vaughan-Williams (1872-1958) Folk Song Suite

Transcribed by Lloyd Raby

1. March- “Seventeen Come Sunday”

2. Intermezzo- “My Bonny Boy”

3. March- “Folk Songs from Somerset

Scott Joplin (1867-1917) Three Rags

Trans. By Ralph Sauer 1. The Entertainer (A Rag Time Two Step)

2. Pleasant Moments (Ragtime Waltz)

3. The Cascades (A Rag)

Meredith Willson (1902-1984) 76 Trombones

Arr. Vinicio Meza

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