Monday, December 25, 2023

in dulci trombono

I edited this year's trombone forum video. Thanks, to everyone who participated.

Fun fact: the melody to "In Dulci Jubilo" is so ancient that no one knows who composed it. 

But if you use it in a YouTube video you get a copyright warning on behalf of "Wise Music Group" and "LatinAutorPerf," who somehow claim to own the rights to the melody. 

Not some new arrangement of the music... they claim to own the melody itself... the 600 year-old public domain melody.

Monday, December 19, 2022

Nuts and Crackers

Jazzed-up Christmas music... my least favorite holiday tradition!

However, I am in this one none-the-less, an internet collaboration by the TromboneChat forum.

Everyone recorded their part separately and the editors wrangled it into synch. I know that wasn't easy.

I was disappointed I didn't get the Bruce Villanch square...

Monday, December 25, 2017

Low Cs Roasting on an Open Fire

Mel Tormé's "The Song Everyone Thinks is Titled Chestnuts Roasting on an Open Fire."

Monday, January 16, 2017

uns ist ein posaune heut gespielt

My Christmas card for 2016, "Uns ist ein Kindlein heut geborn"

Tune by Praetorius, harmonized by Bach, arranged by King.

Friday, December 26, 2014

ding dong merrily on low

Again with the tuba!

My Christmas 2014 greeting performed on my Besson BBb compensating tuba. This audio is edited from multiple takes.

Thursday, March 20, 2014

Tooba of Doomba

This is a brief opening I recorded for my CG VFX tutorial series "It Can't Be Done" in which I demonstrate how to do something that someone said could not be done and has nothing to do with the tuba.

This is the same line, over-dubbed four times, played on my Besson BBb compensating tuba.

Thursday, December 26, 2013

The G. Holst of Christmas Past

I play Gustav Holst's "Cranham", also known as the Christmas carol "In the Bleak Midwinter."

The tuba is an E flat tuba by Goumat, from approximately 1900. The audio for this has been put together from multiple takes.

From left to right: bass, tenor, alto, soprano

O World, I Must Leave You

I played each of the four parts of this chorale on my bass trombone to an audible click track (no headphones) and then slapped them together in Audacity.

This is the J.S. Bach harmonization of "O Welt, Ich Muss Dich Lassen," arranged by Robert King for four trombones.

What's a Goumat?

I bought this on ebay for $20. I thought it was a euphonium but it turned out to be an E flat tuba.

By "Goumat & Co." from about 1900.

The Hunt

A brief excerpt from Anton Bruckner's Fourth Symphony.

All parts played by me except the artificial strings.

God Rest Ye Merry Bass Trombone

On the day before Christmas in 2011 I picked up my horn and sounded better than I had in probably two years so I decided to document it.