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Mendelssohn String Quartet in E flat Major - Norfolk Brass Quintet
Norfolk Brass Quintet plays Mendelssohn String Quartet in Eb Major, Op. 12, No. 1 arranged for Brass Quintet by Verne Reynolds. Recorded in the summer of 2019 at Norfolk Chamber Music Festival. Eric Rizzo, Trumpet Melissa Muñoz, Trumpet Scott Leger, Horn William Wortley, Trombone Aidan Zimmerman, Tuba
eGALitarian Brass Trio Recital | All Souls Episcopal Church | 1.15.22
eGALitarian Brass presented a trio ensemble of trumpet, horn, and trombone performing works by women composers at All Souls Episcopal Church on 1.15.21. This performance explores these three instruments as their voices intertwine in new ways through works by Lauren Bernofsky, Gina Gillie, Adriana I. Figueroa Mañas, among others. Melissa Muñoz, trumpet Blair Hamrick, horn Julie Dombroski, trombone
Monteverdi/ Mase Four Monteverdi Madrigals, Ah, dolente partita
Elm Street Brass, 2020 Melissa Munoz and Kenny Chauby, Trumpets Olivia Martinez, Horn Lyman McBride, Trombone Aidan Zimmermann, Tuba Based at Yale School of Music in New Haven, Ct Elm Street Brass was awarded a semifinalist finish and the American Brass Quintet Prize for the highest scoring brass ensemble at the 2020 Fischoff National Chamber Music Competition. The 2020 Fischoff National Chamber Music Competition was held virtually from South Bend, IN due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Ambulant Music (2020)
Here is Melissa Munoz and her brass sextet performing my piece, Ambulant Music, on her recital at Yale, way back on March 1st! The band is:Melissa Munoz, trumpet Kenny Chauby, trumpetOlivia Martinez, horn Ryan Murray, trombone Jordan Crimminger, bass trombone Aidan Zimmermann, tuba
Alexis C. Lamb
Interruptions (2018) Alexis C. Lamb, performed by Melissa Muñoz and Kevin Zetina
Performed by Melissa Muñoz (trumpet) and Kevin Zetina (percussion) at the Yale School of Music, March 1, 2020 Interruptions is based on two different social interactions between two groups of people, both inspired by stories from Aesop's Fables. The first movement is my own musing on one of the most famous Aesop stories, "The Tortoise and the Hare." This movement portrays a scene I imagined after the race where the tortoise and hare sit down for a cup of coffee and conversation. I compare this to a conversation I once had with someone who was in more of a hurry to leave than me. The second movement refers to another tale about four siblings who argue endlessly, known as "Father and Sons." After growing tired of their quarreling, the father gathers four sticks and binds them together. He asks the children to try to break the sticks while they are bound versus when they are separated, which acts as a metaphor for being stronger as a united family. Having grown up with siblings, I vividly remember our own rivalries and think how there are always lessons to be learned from our disputes. Interruptions is dedicated to all members involved with the Pazanowski Consortium, spearheaded by twin brothers, Joe and Matthew Pazanowski. Consortium acknowledgements include: Joe and Matthew Pazanowski, Stephen Downing, Chloe Lollar, Corbin Cerny, Luis Clebsch, Kays Ishaq, and Paige DeDecker.
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