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24 Karat Gould
UNLV Wind Orchestra
Klavier K11222

Trumpet Soloist

 ... the Fanfare, Interlude, and Dance of Festive Music are thoughtfully composed in an idiom not far from William Schuman and David Diamond, the offstage trumpet—hauntingly played by Barbara Hull—looking back to Ives’s Unanswered Question. ... Barbara Hull plays the lyrical trumpet solo in the second-movement “Interlude” with a true cantabile line. The overall performance is superb, matching in conviction the composer’s own reading with the London Symphony Orchestra.almost subliminal hypnotic power. (Fanfare)​

Manhattan Music

Canadian Brass with the Eastman Wind Ensemble

New Day ODR 7368

Principal Trumpet, EWE

...The concluding work [is Jeff] Tyzik's five-movement, 23-minute New York Cityscape, which begins with a rag and a tango and ends with a tarantella that whirls away into the night … The most beautiful moment on the disc, in fact, is the work's fourth movement, "African Dance (Wall Street & East River c1709)", which, considering the massed brass forces, has a totally unexpected, almost subliminal hypnotic power. (Gramophone)​

Morton Gould: Orchestral Music

Albany Symphony Orchestra

Albany TR300

Principal Trumpet, Albany Symphony

"Conductor David Alan Miller leads the Albany Symphony in totally sympathetic performances that I can't imagine being bettered. Randall Hodgkinson tosses off his solo lines with aplomb. Albany's sound is complimentary to the music's colors. This CD is a prime example of intelligent A&R planning." (Fanfare)

American Icons

Dogs of Desire New Music Ensemble

Decca 458145

Principal Trumpet, Dogs of Desire

"...Each work on AMERICAN ICONS was commissioned by a leading contemporary music ensemble and presents considerable challenges to performers. All but one of the performances here are by the London Sinfonietta, well-known for its excellent performances of music of the 20th century. 'What's that Spell?' is given a deliciously evocative performance by its commissioners, Dogs of Desire."

Peter Mennin: Symphonies 5 & 6

Albany Symphony Orchestra

Albany TR260

Principal Trumpet, Albany Symphony

"As president of the Juilliard School, Peter Mennin was a smooth, dapper businessman, but he was a rugged individualist as a composer. … The masterful Sixth Symphony (1953) brings greater levels of both lyricism and dissonance, ratcheting up the emotional temperature. These four works make for an exhilarating, almost exhausting program. This disc is enthusiastically recommended." (Fanfare)

Kamran Ince, Symphony No. 2
Fall of Constantinople
Albany Symphony Orchestra
Decca 455151

Principal Trumpet, Albany Symphony

Kamran Ince has been hailed by The Los Angeles Times as “that rare composer able to sound connected with modern music, end yet still seem exotic.”  Symphony No. 2 was commissioned by the ASO and conducted by David Alan Miller.

Brutal Reality

Albany Symphony Orchestra

Albany TR354

Principal Trumpet, Albany Symphony

"Brutal Reality is a brilliantly written little flourish, tonal, rhythmically straightforward, and completely absorbing....The Albany Symphony performance is crisp, and there are enough terrific finds on this disc to give it a high recommendation." (American Record Guide) 

Music of Robert Starer and Francis Thorne
Albany Symphony Orchestra

Albany TR244

Principal Trumpet, Albany Symphony

"This well-matched quartet of works by two composers active and-or resident in upstate New York offers two complementary compositions from each: a short piece for brass quintet and a larger Orchestral work inspired by the Hudson Valley region.“ (Fanfare)

Guillermo Figueroa Debut

New Mexico Symphony Orchestra

Section Trumpet, NMSO

"The inaugural performance of the NMSO under music director Guillermo Figueroa. Tchaikovsky: Symphony #4, Ravel: Daphnis et Chloe, Berlioz: La Corsaire Overture"

Music of Stephen Shewan

Albany TR149

"From my purely British perspective, I'm tempted to describe Stephen Shewan as a Stateside species of John Rutter. Even though the taxonomy isn't altogether fair to either composer, one needs only the briefest exposure to Shewan's music to discover that both certainly belong to the same genus - readily accessible, tuneful, and maintaining strongly populist appeal." (Fanfare)

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