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April 2008

Release Date: April 1, 2008

ASU Brass Ensembles to Present Spring Concert

The Angelo State University Brass Choir and Brass Quintet will perform their spring concert Tuesday, April 8, in the sanctuary of Sierra Vista United Methodist Church, 4522 College Hills Blvd.

The concert begins at 7:30 p.m. April 8 and is open free to the public.

The brass choir will feature works by 20th century American composers including Herbert Haufrecht, John Phillip Sousa, Hoagy Carmichael and Scott Joplin.

The group also will present the San Angelo premiere of a new work titled “Contrasts” by Kansas composer William Funk and will premiere a setting of the traditional melody “Shenandoah,” by Steve Trinkl, a junior music major at ASU.

Dr. Edward Surface, assistant professor of music, directs the brass choir.

The student-run ASU Tuba/Euphonium quartet will perform “Ave Verum,” by W. A. Mozart and “Brass Tacks,” a jazz-style piece by Lennie Niehaus.

The ASU Brass Quintet, also student-run, performs brass chamber music and covers the spectrum of music for brass instruments.

The quintet will perform Henry Purcell’s “His Music for Queen Mary,” “Sonata from the B�nkels�ngerlieder,” Arthur Frackenpohl’s “Brass Quintet” and John Cheetham’s “Scherzo.”

Dr. John Irish, associate professor of music, is the brass quintet’s coach.

For more information, call the Department of Art and Music at 942-2085, or visit the Web site at