Monday, June 16, 2014

New music: Monolith by Alejandro Guardia, Jr.

Hey everyone - happy Monday!

I'm updating to share some new music with you.  I had the honor of premiering the tuba version of Monolith by Alejandro Guardia, Jr., at my recital this past spring.  The piece is written for soloist (contrabass tuba or bass trombone) and trombone quintet.  Alejandro is a low brass musician himself, and he really understands how to write for these instruments, as well as writing a piece that engages the audience.  I got so many compliments on this after the recital - I can definitely tell it was the crowd favorite.

OK, enough blabbing, here's some music!


I highly recommend that you visit Alejandro's website to check out more of his music. He's got lots of other great music, both solo and chamber stuff... loads for low brass folks.  Arrangements and originals... it's all good!

I can't recommend working with composers enough.  Playing something new and being able to collaborate with the composer is both fun and artistically rewarding.  Whether you're a working pro or a student, make friends with composers and create new stuff!