trombone ensemble

SWT Trombone Ensemble

On the evening of November 11,1999, the Southwest Texas
Trombone Ensemble provided an apprehensive crowd with a
truly wonderful performance.Starting with Sonata No.1 for
Trombone Choir by Evan Copley, the ensemble exhibited
fabulous variety in both the note and the speed in which
they were playing.This skill mindfully produced a range of
emotions, including anxiety and uneasiness.Charles R.
Hurt, the conductor of the ensemble, skillfully piloted the
ensemble in formulating an eerie feeling. I envisioned a
cemetery scene with the light fog, worn tombstones, and
mourners draped in black.The mood changed for the better
with the arrival of the allegro, bringing with it a sound of
a climax which flutters ones emotions.Sonata No.1
concludes climaxing one final time with a abrupt, powerful
end.
A highly emotional piece by Kazimierz Serocki titled
Suita na 4 Puzony flowed placidly interrupted every so often
by sounds of concern, as if someone were about to be
attacked by suprise.All the feelings produced in the
intrada are subdued by the depressing, dark, cold canone.
It's a slow melody of sadness but a sadness of extreme
measure.A low pitch adds to the aura of mortality.These
two particular feelings, anxiety and gloom, are toyed with
throughout.During the arietta, a splendid job was done in
building up the final Toccatina.There seemed to be a
competition of sorts between the ensemble with sounds coming
from each horn individually and sporadically.This effect
created quite a frantic and raving atmosphere.To conclude
the piece, the ensemble triumphantly came into unison,
exploding with sounds of victory for the audience to discuss
with one another during intermission.
Following the intermission, the terrific trio of Joel
Davidson, Joe Kramer, and Mike Lawson performed David
Potter's Aria & Rondo. This piece commences with Mr. Kramer
and Mr. Lawson …