Studies in Ancient Irish Song

Composer: Cottrell, Jeffrey
Genre: Etude/method

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"Studies in Ancient Irish Song" serves several purposes for the brass student. One is to give younger players an introduction to lyrical playing which will help prepare them for the greater demands made by the Bordogni and Concone etudes. Another is to challenge more advanced players with the techniques of phrasing and dynamic control required for pleasing melodic interpretation. They can be also used as part of one’s warm-up routine once some of the etudes become more familiar, providing players of all levels with beautiful, flowing melodies to warm-up the “musical” part of our playing that sometimes is overlooked in a daily routine. The performer should feel free to add dynamics to the ones already provided in the etudes. Breath marks are not provided, however, so that one may have more of a challenge in interpreting the phrases. 

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    Dr. Cottrell currently performs on tuba with the Key City Brass Quintet and trombone with the "oldies" rock band Johnny D and the Doo-Wops. He also plays trombone for the local dance band Fanfare, lead trombone for the West Texas Jazz Orchestra, and trombone and euphonium with the San Angelo based combo Jazz Concho. He has also performed with the Irving Symphony, the Dallas Wind Symphony, the Dallas Tuba Quartet, Cap Rock Pro Musica Chamber Orchestra, Martha and the Vandellas, Dash Riprock and the Dragons, the Hi Roller Band, and numerous other ensembles on trombone, euphonium, and tuba. He has been featured as a soloist with several ensembles over the years such as the San Angelo Symphony, the Mansfield Wind Symphony, the Summit High School Jazz Band, and the Hardin-Simmons Concert Band. Jeff's first love is composing and arranging. He has numerous published works that have been performed across the country in various venues, and in 2006 he was honored with The International Tuba-Euphonium Association's Harvey Phillips Award for Composition Excellence for euphonium featured in jazz/rock/fusion. He has also been selected as the Texas Music Teacher Association Commissioned Composer for 2015.

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    SKU CM1116
    Price 17.00
    Delivery PDF download, Shipped (printed)
    Composer Cottrell, Jeffrey
    Genre Etude/method
    Grade 2
    Publisher Cimarron Music Press
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