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The Conqueror Worm

Description: Recording of Krysztof Knittel's The Conqueror Worm. The music structure of this composition depends on the word structure of the poem of the same title written by Edgar Allan Poe. The sound material is based on electronic sounds as well as on the violin and trombone sounds transformed electronically and recorded by Weronika Szrajber-Knittel and Stanislaw Pierozek. The work was realized at the Experimental Studio of Polish Radio in collaboration with Barbara Okon in 1974 and premiered at the War… more
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Date: 1974/1976
Duration: 13 minutes 15 seconds
Creator: Knittel, Krzysztof
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Röstband

Description: Recording of Tommy Zwedberg's Röstband performed by Kerstin Ståhl (mezzo-soprano), Jorgen Johanson (trombone), and Göran Rydberg (percussion).
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Date: 1982/1983
Duration: 14 minutes 07 seconds
Creator: Zwedberg, Tommy
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Yttringar (utterances)

Description: Recording of Åke Parmerud's "Yttringar (utterances)." Form and material derived from the Fibbonacci-series. One of the goals of the piece is to avoid the regular behavior of instruments and electroacoustic sounds as clearly separated entities by creating rapid "shadowings" between the tape-part and the live-part. The piece is performed with the conductor hearing a separate channel click-track in a head-phoneset, enabling him to keep in perfect sync with the tape-part.
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Date: 1982/1983
Duration: 18 minutes 02 seconds
Creator: Parmerud, Åke, 1953-
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Moulin diabolique

Description: Recording of Eugeniusz Rudnik's Moulin Diabolique" ("Devilish Mill"). The work consists of six sequence that have their own dramatic, musical, and architectural meaning independent of the piece as a whole. The piece is based on military orders in different languages, as well as the sounds emitted by human groups (soldiers), which constitute the answer itself or accompany the answer that is required. The composer processes the sounds of the orders to deepen the grotesque and lugubrious character… more
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Date: 1979
Duration: 17 minutes 13 seconds
Creator: Rudnik, Eugeniusz
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Droite, hommage à Le Corbusier

Description: Recording of Denis Lorrain's Droite, hommage à Le Corbusier. This piece uses ten basic materials whose durations are fixed in the range of 5-30 seconds and marked by percussive strikes. There are two free sequences that incorporate trombone and vibraphone. The piece is elaborated on by simple instrumental sounds and reading of texts.
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Date: 1976
Duration: 18 minutes
Creator: Lorrain, Denis
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Forty-three (43)

Description: Recording of Pril Smiley's Forty-three (43). The sounds of this piece are structured in complicated layers that induce a kind of "x-ray hearing," focusing on different events within the texture.
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Date: 1983
Duration: 12 minutes 02 seconds
Creator: Smiley, Pril, 1943-
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Harbinger

Description: Recording of Robin Julian Heifetz's Harbinger, performed by the University of Illinois Contemporary Chamber Players, under the direction of Paul Zonn. The work is for six bass instruments and tape. There are two trumpets, two french horns, and two trombones which have been split into two trios which are then positioned on opposite sides of the performing space in order to maximize and fully exploit the spatial disposition of the sound. This also facilitates performance because each trio has its… more
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Date: 1978
Duration: 10 minutes 36 seconds
Creator: Heifetz, Robin Julian, 1951-
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Marienbad

Description: Recording of Chris Chafe's "Marienbad" performed by Ann Witherall, Daniel Kobialka, and Willy Winant. The movie "Last Year at Marienbad", a 1961 French-Italian film directed by Alain Resnais from a screenplay by Alain Robbe-Grillet, influenced the composition of Chafe's "Marienbad" in several ways. The most crucial connection between the two works is the feeling of "mental time" as described by A. Robbe-Grillet in his screenplay: "...it skips certain passages, it preserves an exact record of c… more
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Date: 1979
Duration: 20 minutes 12 seconds
Creator: Chafe, Chris
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Iterum Meditemur

Description: Recording of Mayako Kubo's Iterum Meditemur for trombone and tape. The tape was produced in the electronic music studio of the Hochschule für Musik in Wien. Included in the sounds of the tape are wind chimes, bells, and human voice which reads reports from a newspaper printed in 1941 in Columbus, Ohio USA. The text for the trombone player is from the Japanese author Kazumi Takahaschi, partially altered by the composer It was composed from September to November 1978 in Vienna.
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Date: 1978
Duration: 14 minutes 21 seconds
Creator: Kubo, Mayako
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Wondrous Love

Description: Recording of Neil Rolnick's Wondrous Love for tape and trombone, performed by George Lewis. The piece is a sometimes humorous fantasy on an Appalachian hymn tune of the same name, in which the trombone and the computer generated accompaniment intertwine and play against one another.
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Date: 1979
Duration: 9 minutes 21 seconds
Creator: Rolnick, Neil B.
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The Instrumental Music of Ida Gotkovsky: Finding Intertextual Meaning

Description: Ida Gotkovsky, a student of Olivier Messiaen and Nadia Boulanger, composed for nearly every instrument, voice, and ensemble. Although Gotkovsky's Concerto for Trombone is a monumental work for the trombone it is rarely performed and recordings are scarce. There is a general lack of scholarly attention to the music of Ida Gotkovsky, however, the technical and aesthetic quality of her music merits further examination. Previous studies of Gotkovsky's music focused on the analysis of individual com… more
Date: August 2010
Creator: Hunter, Steven K.
Partner: UNT Libraries
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An Analysis of the Pedagogical Advantages Relating to Combined Study of Euphonium and Trombone through the Use of Specific Repertoire

Description: Doubling is defined as playing two instruments. It is becoming increasingly necessary for low brass musicians to double in the course of their careers. Euphoniumists often learn trombone, and trombonists learn euphonium. The instruments share several surface similarities but also differ in many significant ways. Interviews with six professional doublers highlight strategies for learning, teaching, and performing on both trombone and euphonium. Slide and valve technique, adjustment of intonation… more
Date: August 2010
Creator: Lipton, Jamie
Partner: UNT Libraries
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