Notes from the Underground - CD - Ben Pierce (euph&tuba)/Kristy Mezines (piano)

£12.25 - £9.25
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The fabulous new solo CD from the American euphonium and tuba virtuoso Ben Pierce.

You can listen to many of the sound clips below !! an

1.    Petar Christoskov (b. 1917), arr. Benjamin Pierce- Moto Perpetuo, op. 2 and
Henry Eccles (1670-1742)- Sonata in G minor
2.    I Largo
3.    II Courante- Allegro con spirito
4.    III Adagio
5.    IV Presto
Pablo de Sarasate (1844-1908), arr. Benjamin Pierce- Three Spanish Dances
6.    Jota navarra
7.    Romanza andaluza
8.    Zapateado
Áron Romhányi (b. 1974)- Parallels
9.    Allegro
10.    Andante, rubato
11.    Vivo, very rhythmical
12.    Joachim Raff (1822-1882)- Cavatina
13.    Joseph Suk (1874-1935), arr. Benjamin Pierce- Burleska
Allen Vizzutti (b. 1952)- Cityscape
14.    Uptown
15.    Midtown
16.    Downtown
Robert Mueller (b. 1958)- Notes from the Underground
17.    Existential Ballade
18.    Elegy for Nothingness
19.    The Inevitable Moto Perpetuo
Elena Lebedeva (b. 1957)- Insects
20.    Fly
21.    Butterfly
22.    Grasshopper
23.    Dragonfly
24.    Beetle


Ben's achievements as a soloist are quite astonishing, and when you see this list and you don't already know his playing, your attention must be aroused!! 

-Winner, “Citta di Porcia” International Tuba Competition (2008)

-Winner, Grand Prize, Jeju International Brass Competition (2008)

-Winner, Markneukirchen International Tuba Competition (2008)

-Winner, Lieksa Brass Week Euphonium Competition (2004)

-Winner, ITEC Solo Tuba Artist Competition (2002)

-Winner, University of Michigan Graduate Concerto Competition (2002)

-Grand Prize, Japan Wind and Percussion Competition: Tuba (2001)

-Winner, Leonard Falcone International Tuba Artist Competition (2001)

-Winner, Lansing Matinee Musicale Orchestral Brass Competition (2001)

-Winner, International Women’s Brass Conference Euphonium Competition (2000)

-Winner, Royal Northern College of Music International Open Euphonium Competition (2000)

-Winner, Leonard Falcone International Euphonium Artist Competition (1998)

-Winner, ITEC Solo Euphonium Artist Competition (1998)

- Winner, ITEC Mock Band Audition Competition: Euphonium (1998)

- Grand Prize, Music Teachers National Association Competition for Brass (1998)

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