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Trombone And à - Chamber music with trombone by Kroeger, Barber, McComas, Goodwin / Brad Edwards, trombone; Tina Stallard, soprano

Album Summary

>Kroeger, Karl : Tres Psalmi Davidis, for voice & trombone
>Barber, Clarence : Impulsions, for trombone & marimba
>Edwards, Brad : American Folksong Sketches (5), for horn & trombone
>McComas, Inez [Composer] : Descending into Light, for saxophone & trombone
>Goodwin, Gordon : Footprints, for trumpet & trombone
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Notes & Reviews:

Trombonist Brad Edwards has appeared as a soloist throughout the U.S. His credits include radio and television broadcasts, premieres, guest recitals, regional workshops and performing with orchestras and wind ensembles. He is on the faculty at the University of South Carolina and principal trombone of Symphony Orchestra Augusta and the South Carolina Philharmonic.

American Record Guide, May/June 2014
I've been aware of University of South Carolina trombone professor Brad Edwards from his fine pedagogical publications: etudes, warmups, technical studies, and so forth. This is my introduction to his playing. In each of the pieces, he shares the spotlight with a colleague. USC voice professor Tina Milhorn Stallard is the soprano in Karl Kroeger's Tre Psalmi Davidis (1979), the oldest work on the album. Clarence Barber composed the five-minute 'Impulsions' for Edwards and USC faculty percussionist Scott Herring in 2007. The harmonic language is quite pleasant, as is the pairing of trombone and marimba. I especially enjoy hearing that beautiful instrument's lowest octave. Martha Mundinger Edwards is the trombonist's closest colleague (his wife). They are creative compositions based on folk songs. Also interesting is how the two instruments blend. USC saxophonist Clifford Leaman joins Edwards in Inez McComas's Descending into Light, composed for these artists in 2012. Leaman's tone is the round, warm, no-rasp classical saxophone, and Edwards - whose terrific high register is heard in this piece - manages to make a very concentrated, powerful sound that is never too strident. The album ends with Dick Goodwin's Footprints, composed in 2012 for Edwards and USC trumpeter James Ackley. The 7-movement 13-minute work consists of dance inspired, whimsical miniatures, and the readings are lively and expressive.

Notes & Reviews:

Recording information: Recital Hall of the University of South Carolina School (2012).



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Works Details

>Kroeger, Karl : Tres Psalmi Davidis, for voice & trombone
  • Performers: Brad Edwards (Trombone); Tina Stallard
  • Running Time: 11 min. sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary

>Barber, Clarence : Impulsions, for trombone & marimba
  • Performers: Brad Edwards (Trombone); Scott Herring (Marimba)
  • Running Time: 5 min. 6 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Written: 2007

>Edwards, Brad : American Folksong Sketches (5), for horn & trombone
  • Performers: Brad Edwards (Trombone); Martha Edwards (Horn)
  • Notes: Recital Hall of the University of South Carolina School of Music (08/21/2012-08/22/2012)
  • Running Time: 16 min. 36 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Written: 2012

>McComas, Inez [Composer] : Descending into Light, for saxophone & trombone
  • Performers: Brad Edwards (Trombone); Clifford Leaman (Saxophone)
  • Running Time: 9 min. 44 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Written: 2012

>Goodwin, Gordon : Footprints, for trumpet & trombone
  • Performers: James Ackley (Trumpet); Brad Edwards (Trombone)
  • Notes: Recital Hall of the University of South Carolina School of Music (07/05/2012-07/06/2012)
  • Running Time: 14 min. 29 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Written: 2012