Soliloquies – Demondrae Thurman

Soliloquies – Demondrae Thurman
Catalog number: 431


> 01 Concerto for Euphonium and Wind Ensemble - Mvt. 1. Calmly, with much expression
comp: Patrick Schulz
> 02 Concerto for Euphonium and Wind Ensemble - Mvt. 2. Primitive, driving
> 03 Soliloquies - Mvt. 1. Maestoso, Freely-deciso expressivo, Vivace
comp: John Stevens
> 04 Soliloquies - Mvt. 2. Adagio-molto espressivo
> 05 Soliloquies - Mvt. 3. Vivace
> 06 Fantasy for Euphonium and Orchestra
comp: Doug Bristol
> 07 Constellation - Mvt. 1. Cassiopeia
comp: Patrick Schulz
> 08 Constellation - Mvt. 2. Erindanus
> 09 Constellation - Mvt. 3. Sagitarius
> 10 Constellation - Mvt. 4. Gemini
> 11 Constellation - Mvt. 5. Scorpio
> 12 Sinfonia Concertante - Mvt. 1. Half-note equals ca. 92
comp: Frederic Goosen
> 13 Sinfonia Concertante - Mvt. 2. Quarter-note equals ca. 52
> 14 Sinfonia Concertante - Mvt. 3. Quarter-note equals 132-138

Demondrae’s diverse musical background has brought ideas about music that are fresh and unique. He realized that there was enough music that was written either for him or with him in mind to make a recording that supported his background as well as his phenomenal music education. All five pieces on this recording have beautiful moments and are destined to become staples in the euphonium repertoire.

Demondrae Thurman, a member of the Sotto Voce Tuba Quartet, is one of the nation’s premier performers on his instrument and its close cousin, the euphonium. Several of the pieces on this CD were written for him, and he has championed others. Because of his gospel, jazz, R&B and hip-hop background, Thurman’s ideas about music are fresh and unique. On this album he is joined by the Alabama Wind Ensemble and the University of Wisconsin-Madison Chamber Orchestra

‘…amiable and attractive music…played fabulously…’ -David Hurwitz, Classics Today

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