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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