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Civil War Eb Alto Trumpet w/ Allan Dean

Allan Dean is Professor of Trumpet (Adjunct) at the Yale University School of Music and is currently performing with Summit Brass, St. Louis Brass and the Yale Brass Trio. In the early music field he was a founding member of Calliope: A Renaissance Band and the New York Cornet and Sacbut Ensemble. Dean was a member of the New York Brass Quintet for 18 years and free lanced in the New York City concert and recording field for over 20 years before joining the faculty of Indiana University in l982. Upon retirement of the New York Brass Quintet in 1984,…

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“Reflections”- the perfect Wedding Processional

Music composition is a wonderful art form in that a composer starts with only a thought and eventually completes that thought with musical elements. The composer begins with nothing and as the piece evolves, its direction and growth seems to change not by the ability of the composer but more from the guidance from the piece itself. Just as a new born begins to develop through guidance from its parent, so does a musical composition grow to fruition through help from its composer. The composer’s only responsibility is record this evolution in musical term. Each time I complete a new…

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What is a Flugel Horn and Do I need to own one?

The flugelhorn, also spelled fluegelhorn, flugel horn or flugelhorn has a long history in European countries but is relatively new to ours. Its popularity in the states probably dates back to the fifties through the use of such well known names in jazz as Shorty Rogers, Kenny Baker, Clark Terry, Chet Baker, Miles Davis, Freddie Hubbard, Lee Morgan, Nat Adderley and Art Farmer. The purpose of the flugel was to give the player an alternative to the edgy, powerful trumpet sound. During the Bebop period (1945-1960) the trumpet was king, but when cool jazz started to gain a following in…

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