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Horn to Be Wild Virtual Recital

Horn to Be Wild

Not Your Ordinary (Virtual) Recital

Dr. Sarah Schmalenberger, Department of Music, presents solo and chamber music featuring the horn. Recorded live in a variety of settings, these works show an adventurous extension of the horn’s traditional range of sound, expression, and style. Peer musicians onstage and behind the scenes reveal collaborative spirit in making music happen.

Special Thanks to Cavitt Productions (photo, video) and Gavin Linnehan '17 (audio).

Angela Drees

By Cait Nashimura

Golden Hour

Angela Drees, piano (St. Thomas Music alumna)

Nashimura’s beautifully lyrical melodies work well for the horn.

Run time: 6:10

Floating Dreams by Peter Meechan

By Peter Meechan

Floating Dreams

Meechan originally wrote this piece for tuba. Why should they have all the fun with synthesized backing tracks?

Run time: 5:54

Without deviation from the norm, progress is not possible.

Frank Zappa
Blue Daniel

By Frank Rossolino

Blue Daniel

Jazz waltzes are the best. This one is charming.

Run time: 3:07

Fanfare, Aria, and Echo by Daniel Pinkham

By Daniel Pinkham

Fanfare, Aria, and Echo

Gina Goettl, horn
David Schmalenberger, timpani

It isn’t every day that you find a duet for horns that includes timpani!

Run time: 5:46

Memories of Tomorrow

By Kieth Jarrett

Memories of Tomorrow

Both the melody and the form of this bossa nova showcase how nicely the horn fits into this style.

Run time: 4:20

Anything you are shows up in your music. Jazz is whatever you are, playing yourself, being yourself, letting your thoughts come through.

Mary Lou Williams
The Call of Boromir

By Daniel McCarthy

The Call of Boromir

David Schmalenberger, marimba

Run time:13:05

This challenging piece deserves a proper breakdown of all that’s happening. Check out these two short supplemental videos:

Epistrophy by Thelonius Monk

By Thelonius Monk


David Martin, guitar
Matt McIntyre, bass
David Schmalenberger, drums

Oh, the things you can do with running the horn sound through guitar pedals…

Run time: 6:41


Four venues for the recordings