Sunday, April 24, 2016


Although a majority of Eric Ewazen's music is original, I feel it is still important to discuss and understand his style of composition.  Ewazen has composed a ton of music for brass ensembles, and tends to write very colorfully, creating interest through texture, rhythmic speed, and different voicing of parts.  The example of his music that I've chosen to share for this blog is his Concertino for Bass Trombone and Octet.  This performance features Atlanta Symphony bass trombonist Brian Hecht, and was incredible to hear live last summer at the Southeast Trombone Symposium.

1 comment:

  1. Some people really rag on Ewazen for sounding like himself. I don't have a problem with that, as much as I do with groups that play a whole bunch of Ewazen and pretend like they gave you different styles of works. Sometimes you've got an itch for Ewazen and the only satisfaction is listening to Ewazen.