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Trumpet Ensemble: “The Dynamics of Force”

Eldon Black Recital Hall, Carr Education-Fine Arts Building
Enjoy a performance by ASU’s Trumpet Ensemble.
The Angelo State University Trumpet Ensemble will present a free public concert on Monday, Oct. 30, at 7:30 p.m. in the Carr Education-Fine Arts (EFA) Building, 2602 Dena Drive.   
Titled “The Dynamics of Force,” the concert will take place in the EFA Building’s Eldon Black Recital Hall and is open free to the public. The Trumpet Ensemble comprises five student musicians and is directed by Dr. John Irish, professor of music.   
The performance will include contemporary pieces by leading composers for the modern trumpet ensemble, including “Cyclone” by Erik Morales and “Centrifuge” by Jason Dovel. Two ASU ensemble members will add their own musical arrangements to Martin Luther’s popular hymn “A Mighty Fortress is Our God,” and the entire ensemble will perform Palestrina’s flowing motet “Sicut Cervus” as arranged for trumpets by Irish.   
Jazz and blues will also be included in the program. W.C. Handy’s “St. Louis Blues” and Sonny Rollins’ “Trumpet Madness” will showcase the ensemble’s ability to swing and improvise in jazz styles.   
In addition to their local concerts, the ASU Trumpet Ensemble has performed at an International Trumpet Guild conference in Fort Worth and in New Jersey and Philadelphia. Four members are currently working on a year-long research project, “Exploring Trumpet Ensemble: Quality, Repertoire, and Cohesion,” that is being funded by an ASU Undergraduate Faculty-Mentored Academic Grant. The entire ensemble will also travel to the First International Trumpet Guild Regional Conference in Oklahoma City in January.

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