I am back at the repair bench! Thanks to all for your patience while I recovered from surgery. I have a little more healing to do, but I am ready for almost everything that comes in.
All is going well following my surgery, and the doctor has okayed me to return to work on Monday, May 20. Some work may be delayed or refused if it requires too much strenuous exertion, but most of what I can do in the shop will be able to be done without restriction. I look forward to helping return your brass instrument to it's best condition, as I continue to heal and return to my best condition.
Fanfare, in Eb major for horn choir in four parts, was written for Randall Faust and the Western Illinois University Horn Institute, and the 41st Internation Horn Symposium, hosted at WIU. It was originally performed at the end of the opening ceremony for the symposium. A straight-forward majestic fanfare, it is perfect as an opening flourish in an ensemble concert.
Robert Palmer has studied with Michelle Stebleton at the Florida State University College of Music as a brass performance Doctor of Music student. Prior to starting at FSU, he spent two and a half years as the Director of Athletic Bands at Alderson Broaddus University. He received his Bachelors and Masters degrees in Composition and horn performance from Western Illinois University, where he studied with Randall Faust and Lee Kessinger on horn, and Paul Paccione, James Caldwell, and James Romig in composition.
Photocopying of parts is allowed for horn choir performance provided original score and parts are on stands during performance and provided that photocopies are not distributed to anyone other than original purchaser.
$13, print edition.
shoulder to shoulder, for horn and trombone, is a piece about solidarity and partnership. Duration is approximately 8 minutes.
Adam Scott Neal is a composer whose primary inspiration is the technology of music — from traditional instruments to computers, electronics, and toys. His pieces reflect both the physical and sonic properties of instruments, as well as their shifting meanings in music and culture. Recognized as “exquisitely crafted,” Adam’s music “draws the listener inward, encouraging intimate dialogue” (Creative Loafing). His aesthetic is post-minimal, drawing from influences such as Claude Debussy, Brian Eno, Morton Feldman, David Lang, Steve Roden, and Anton Webern.
Adam earned a PhD at the University of Florida and previous degrees at Queen’s University Belfast and Georgia State University. Adam has enjoyed over 200 performances of his music in 10 countries. Groups for which he has composed include Bent Frequency, Beo String Quartet, Chamber Cartel, Iktus Percussion, and loadbang. His work also shows up regularly on acronymic conferences and festivals such as EMM, IHS, LAC, NACUSA, NYCEMF, SCI, and SEAMUS.
$13. Print edition. Download not yet available.
Interval Training in 63 Etudes, by Michael Hampf, is intended to introduce and develop ear training and technical facility in younger and intermediate students of the horn. The goal is to provide a series of etudes that will make the practice of post-tonal harmonies, musical structures, and contours accessible to more horn players without being overly taxing or intimidating. Each interval and interval combination is introduced in three complementary etudes designed to train a player’s agility in different musical contexts.
$17. Currently available in print edition, only.
UPDATE: The shop will be closed throughout April, 2019. Dave won't be doing repairs until getting clearance from the doctor. We have to wait to see if his solder joints are as good as he claims they are. If you have an emergency, call for a referral to another tech.
Due to illness, the repair shop will be closed for two weeks, perhaps longer. We will update, but in the meantime if you need a referral for an emergency repair please contact us.