Low Blow

Composer: Gulino, Frank
Instrumentation: Solo Instruments: Bass Trombone, Tuba
Genre: Contemporary

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In 2018, Spanish bass and contrabass trombonist Javier Colomer will record a new album that includes works for trombone and organ as well as for unaccompanied bass and contrabass trombones. The music on this disc spans four centuries, from Palestrina and Gabrielli through Handel, Schubert, and Faure, among others. The newest piece on the album – a work for unaccompanied contrabass trombone by American composer Frank Gulino – had not been completed at the time

Javier Colomer is an internationally renowned bass and contrabass trombone soloist and teacher who has given recitals and master classes across the globe for more than 25 years. During that time, Javier has performed with orchestras and wind bands both as an ensemble musician and concerto soloist, and presented masterclasses to over a thousand students from some of the world's leading conservatories and universities. He is a past member of the ITA Board of Advisors and also authored “The World of The Contrabass Trombone,” the first comprehensive method book for that instrument. Javier's advocacy of the contrabass trombone as a solo instrument is a natural extension of his experience as a performer and pedagogue, and he continues to regularly commission and premiere new works for the bass and contrabass trombones. Please visit www.javicolomer.com to learn more.

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    Frank Gulino, a native of New York City, now resides in the Washington, DC, metropolitan area, where he maintains an active schedule as a composer and bass trombonist. Frank holds a Bachelor of Music degree in Bass Trombone Performance from The Peabody Conservatory of Johns Hopkins University, where he studied with Randy Campora, Jim Olin, and David Fedderly, all of the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra. Frank has also studied with Vincent Belford of the New Jersey Symphony Orchestra and jazz artist Bob Ferrel.

    As a trombonist, Frank has appeared at Carnegie Hall, the Music Center at Strathmore, the New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC), and the Joseph Meyerhoff Symphony Hall, home of the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra. He has also served on the faculties of the DC Trombone Workshop, Shepherd Trombone Workshop, Mid-Atlantic Trombone Alliance, and ITF Composers Workshop. Frank is an artist/clinician for the Edwards Instrument Company and performs on Edwards trombones and Griego mouthpieces.

    As a leading composer of contemporary brass chamber music and recital literature, Frank has had works commissioned, performed, and recorded by some of the world's foremost brass players, including euphonium virtuoso Steven Mead, the Israel Tuba Duo, and members of the Atlanta, Baltimore, Boston, National, Philadelphia, and St. Louis symphony orchestras, as well as members of all four DC-based premier military bands. Frank's works have been performed at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts and the United States Capitol in Washington, DC, as well as at venues in Argentina, Estonia, Italy, Latvia, Mexico, Panama, Portugal, Singapore, South Korea, Spain, Taiwan, the United Kingdom, and Uruguay. Additionally, Frank's music has been performed at dozens of colleges, universities, and conservatories, both domestically and abroad, and remains exceedingly popular among performers and audiences alike. Frank is a member of the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP) and is a multiple winner of the ASCAP Plus Award in the Concert Music category.

    Frank's works, published by The FJH Music Company, Cimarron Music Press, Woodson Percussion & Publishing, and 200 Miles to Arnstadt Publications, are available from major music distributors all over the world, including J.W. Pepper, Hickey's Music Center, and SheetMusicPlus. Additionally, Frank's works have served as the required repertoire for the ITA George Roberts Bass Trombone Competition, ITEC Solo Tuba Competition, IWBC Susan Slaughter Solo Competition, Taiwan Tuba-Euphonium Competition, Busan Music Competition, and Leonard Falcone International Euphonium and Tuba Competitions, among others.

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    SKU CM3315
    Price 12.00
    Delivery PDF download, Shipped (printed)
    Composer Gulino, Frank
    Instrument Bass Trombone, Tuba
    Instrumentation Solo
    Genre Contemporary
    Grade 4
    Duration 5
    Publisher Cimarron Music Press
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