Texas Horns

Our featured recording this week is a joint project from the horn sections of both the Dallas and Houston Symphonies. “Texas Horns” brings the two groups together for a collection of American compositions, transcriptions and arrangements, featuring a version that’s new to me: a brass arrangement of Samuel Barber’s most successful composition, Adagio.

Other compositions include Kerry Turner’s Bronze Triptych, and Anthony DiLorenzo’s ode to the film great film composer Hooked on Williams. And what would a recording from Texans be without a tip of the ten gallon hat, which is provided in James Beckel’s “Portraits of the American West.”

Our quick pick this week comes from violinist Jonathan Crow and pianist Paul Stewart. The two virtuosi team up in these performances sonatas for violin and piano from Richard Strauss, Maurice Ravel and Edward Elgar

Music Heard On This Episode

Proctor, Sterling: Amazing Grace
Horn Section of the Dallas & Houston Symphonies — Texas Horns (Crystal Records, 2008)
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Proctor, Sterling: Amazing Grace
Horn Section of the Dallas & Houston Symphonies — Texas Horns (Crystal Records, 2008)
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Barber, Samuel (1910-1981): Adagio
Horn Section of the Dallas & Houston Symphonies — Texas Horns (Crystal Records, 2008)
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Beckel, James (b. 1948): Portraits of the American West
Horn Section of the Dallas & Houston Symphonies — Texas Horns (Crystal Records, 2008)
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Elgar, Edward (1857-1943): Sonata for violin and piano Op. 82: Allegro, non troppo
Jonathan Crow, vln.; Paul Stewart, p. — Sonatas for Violin and Piano (Atma Classique, 2008)
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David Wood

Originally from Leavenworth, Kansas, David Wood moved to Bloomington in 2005. He received his Bachelor of Music from Kansas State University, and his Master of Music from the University of North Texas. He studied ensemble direction at the Jacobs School of Music's Early Music Institute and joined WFIU in 2006 as an announcer. In 2008 he became WFIU's Music Director and also served as Art Bureau Chief from 2008-2013. David’s interests include Irish music and language (particularly traditional singing), music and religion, running, the outdoors, and, of course, classical music!

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  • John Payne

    David,
    I can’t find how to purchase Texas Horns. Please help.

    I enjoy your podcasts.

    John

  • David Wood

    John,
    On the right hand side of this page it says “Music on This Episode.” That is where links to Amazon.com are located. The top three selections will take you to this album (they are just the individual tracks used in the podcast.)

    Glad you enjoy the podcast!

    David

  • John Payne

    Thanks, David. I purchased a copy. I also enjoyed the Bazzini Podcast.

    Best wishes.

    John

  • John Payne

    David,
    I can't find how to purchase Texas Horns. Please help.

    I enjoy your podcasts.

    John

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