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Quilts of Honor Presentation at IWBC 2019

Thursday night at the IWBC 2019 Conference brought a performance by the Athena Brass Band, a group of all-female brass band performers from across the United States, under the direction of Jessica Sneeringer.  The Athena Brass Band was founded in 2003 and has since made appearances at each IWBC Conference,

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A Caged Bird (2014) – Barbara York

Program Notes on A Caged Bird Scored for trombone (or euphonium) and piano, this piece was not written specifically in response to either the poem by Maya Angelou or that by Paul Dunbar that both refer to “the caged bird”. However, there is no doubt that both poems have inspired my

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Combined Efforts (2014) – Silverman

The title Combined Efforts is a play on the name of the group for whom the work was commissioned by the International Women’s Brass Conference for IWBC 2014 – the Symbiosis Duo. It’s scored for euphonium, tuba, and piano and was premiered by Symbiosis Duo (Stacy Baker and Gail Robertson) plus Eunbyol Ko on

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