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Opus 3 Movement 1
This special edition celebrating the 60th anniversary of the American Brass Quintet features an interview with one of the longest tenured members, former ABQ trumpeter Ray Mase, as well as a conversation with composer Billy Childs; Brass Chamber Music – A History by current ABQ bass trombonist John Rojak and A Legendary Ensemble: A Composer’s Perspective by composer and friend of ABQ Eric Ewazen; an in-depth look into one of the ABQ’s many commissions, Brass Quintet by Edward Bland; and a review of the ABQ’s most recent album, Perspectives.
Opus 2 Number 2
Interviews with Seraph Brass trumpeter Jean Laurenz and Composer Joan Tower; Living the Song by Axiom Brass trumpeter Michael Hawes and Bridging the Gap by Composer Alexander Miller; a study of Axel Jorgensen’s underrated Quintet for Brass Instruments; and a review of Steven Juliani’s album for many different brass combinations Coruscate. In addition, a copy of Barbara Strozzi’s Godere in Gioventú for brass trio, transcribed by Corey Sansolo.
Opus 2 Number 1
Interviews with Cleveland Orchestra and Factory Seconds Trio trombonist Rick Stout and composer Frank Gulino; “Down the Rabbit Hole” by Axiom Brass hornist Matthew Bronstein and “There’s No Place Like Home” by composer Jessica Hunt; a rare profile on Ennio Morricone’s brass trio S.O.S.; and a review of The Brass Project’s commissioning project album “Cityscaping”.
Opus 1 Number 2
Interviews with the former trumpeter of the American and Wisconsin Brass Quintets John Aley and composer Jan Bach; “The Value of Faculty Brass Quintets” by Western Brass Quintet hornist Lin Foulk Baird and “Music Is A Luxury” by composer Matt Ulery; a profile of Anders Hillborg’s Brass Quintet; and how to work on color changes using Bach Chorales with Axiom Brass.