Stanley Schumacher

About this work:
First Superman saved the universe; then Batman saved Gotham City; now "Brassman" saves music. Through the dreamlike trance created by a progression of very mellow chords in the piano part, our hero plays a series of interactive duets with the remaining ensemble members in this through-composed piece. By utilizing the 3 T’s (Temerity, Tenacity, Technique), "Brassman" is able to vanquish the 3 B’s (Boredom, Banality, Blindness). You will thrill at the architectonic design of this unusual piece! “Who is 'Brassman'?” you ask. I’ll give you a hint. He has seven positions! Please contact the composer for performance materials.
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Duration: 00:05:00
Ensemble type: Voice, Solo or With Chamber or Jazz Ensemble:Voice with Chamber/Jazz Ensemble, 2-5 Players
Instrumentation: 1 Clarinet, 1 Trumpet, 1 Trombone, 1 Piano, 1 Violin, 1 Other Voice
Instrumentation notes: Note that this piece is for solo trombone (male performer) with clarinet, trumpet, piano, violin, and female voice. Like, you thought "Brassman" could be anything other than a male trombonist?

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