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Tuesday, April 30, 2013

dying and dancing - score preview

Here's a preview of the dying and dancing euphonium solo, which was premiered at the North Eastern Regional Tuba Euphonium conference in April.

Saturday, April 20, 2013

Bow Shock Review

From New York Concert Review, February 26, 2013:

"The second half opened with the World Premiere of “Bow Shock” by Russell Scarbrough (b. 1972). Written for the Irrera Brothers in 2012, this is a work that showcases their individual and duo talents to the hilt. The composer in his program notes stated, “the term ‘Bow Shock’ comes from the field of aerodynamics and refers to a curved shock wave that proceeds a solid body moving through the atmosphere at supersonic speeds. It’s a great image for this music…and I couldn’t resist the double-entendre with the word ‘bow’.” It is a jazz-tinged, driving, hyper-energetic work that invites the listener to fasten his seatbelt for the ride. It was a win-win-win: the Irreras can be well pleased that this work shows them to such great advantage. Scarbrough should be delighted with such accomplished musicians giving his music such a dynamic performance. Finally, the listener gets the best of both worlds!"

Read the whole review here.

Thursday, April 18, 2013

World Premiere of "dying and dancing"

This Saturday, April 20 at 10am, Mark Kellogg and Joseph Werner will perform the world premiere of my new work for euphonium & piano, dying and dancing, at the Northeast Regional Tuba & Euphonium Conference at Ithaca College.