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Making Tbns "Making Trombones" Video
I have made a 14 minute video at the Yamaha Toyooka Plant in Hamamatsu, Japan, which takes viewers through the process of making a Yamaha trombone, from design to final product. This page takes viewers to the Yamaha website where you can view this FREE video.

1812 NEW! 1812 Overture Played On 26 Serpents
I recently went into a recording studio to do an epic overdubbing project: a performance of Clifford Bevan's arrangment of Tchaikovsky's "1812 Overture" for serpent ensemble. This recording, complete with bells and cannon and my playing 26 serpent parts on church serpent and contrabass serpent is available as a FREE mp3 download.

What's New What's New?
This section will contain two items in a "calendar format": When I update my website in any way, I will list the changes on this page. Also, from time to time I will discuss recent events and things I have done which I think readers might find of interest.

FAQ Frequently Asked Questions
This growing, ongoing section of my website features questions I am most frequently asked along with my thoughts and answers. Topics covered include performances standards, practicing, the relationship between teachers and students, choosing an instrument and much more.

PDQ Bach P.D.Q. Bach and The American Serpent Players.
In December 2005, I played three concerts in New York City with Peter Schickele and the American Serpent Players (ASP) which featured the music of P.D.Q. Bach. This article, in the form of a photo essay, features photos and commentary from the concerts including a photo which accompanied a New York Times review of the concerts..








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The New England Patriots and The Boston Pops - A Super Bowl XXXVI Diary
The New England Patriots won Super Bowl XXXIX on February 6, 2005; re-live their stunning victory in Super Bowl XXXVI on February 3, 2002. I was there with the Boston Pops, playing the pre-game show including the National Anthem; read my day to day diary with commentary and photos of preparations beginning in the week leading to the Super Bowl as the Boston Pops headed to New Orleans to cheer our home town team on to victory!

Rochut The Eugene Adam Collection: Joannes Rochut's Douze Duos de. J.S. Bach
Eugene Adam, who won the Grand Prix in trombone at the Paris Conservatory in 1903 and played trombone and tuba with the Boston Symphony Orchestra from 1918-1947 left an extensive collection of study material. In addition to his handwritten "Solos for Trombone," I am pleased to announce the availability of Joannes Rochut's arrangement of the two part inventions of J.S. Bach, Douze Duos de J. S. Bach for two trombones. Free pdf downloads of over 75 pages of music !

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A Trombone (and related instruments) Photo Gallery
Newly updated! This resource features photos of many of my own personal instruments which I use in performance in the Boston Symphony and other ensembles. Shown are instruments by Yamaha, Conn and other makers, as well as several historical instruments and rare contrabass and "Preacher Model" trombones.

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A Serpent Photo Gallery
One of my great passions is to play the serpent, the unusual 400 year old wind instrument which was invented to accompany chant in the church and found its way into the symphony orchestra and other musical ensembles. This photo gallery of serpent images joins four other articles on my website devoted to this remarkable instrument.

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Daniel Chester French: Sculptures In Situ
American sculptor Daniel Chester French (1850 - 1931) is one of the finest, most loved American artists, and one whose work resonates deeply with me. This ongoing, unfolding tribute to French and his work features photos of his work taken by me where they are situated today ("in situ").

Amiens

Whatever. . .
Using the great Gothic cathedral in Amiens (France) as a jumping off point, this new article titled "Whatever. . ." speaks to the subject of excellence in all that we do through the lens of my Christian worldview. It first appeared in the inaugural (2001) issue of the journal "Transpositions," published by the Christian Performing Artists Fellowship.

Handbook

New uploads: The Bass Trombonist's Orchestral Handbook
View and download the latest additions to the Bass Trombonist's Orchestral Handbook, a FREE, annoted orchestral excerpt resource including downloadable PDF files of the most frequently asked bass trombone audition excerpts.

Bach

NEW UPLOADS! The Bach Cello Suites: FAQ and Performing Edition for Trombone
The Cello Suites of Johann Sebastian Bach are among the most beautiful and interesting music ever written, and repertoire which trombonists have used for generations. I have written an extensive article on the Suites including recommended recordings, performance tips, and, in an ongoing resource which will be added to from time to time, my own performing edition for trombone of the Suites which may be downloaded for free in pdf format.

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LE MONDE DU SERPENT - CD
My newest CD features my playing the serpent in music from chant through harmoniemusik to the avant garde. This is my most ambitious recording project to date.

Le Monde

THIS IS CHRISTMAS- CD
NEW! The New England Brass Band, of which I am music director, has a new CD release of Christmas music which includes my solo performance of Terry Everson's arrangement of "Once, in Royal David's City."

NEBB TIC

TWO OF A MIND - CD
My newest bass trombone CD release featuring solos and duets for bass and tenor trombone with Nick Hudson, pianist Dave Chapman and England's Williams Fairey Band. Read reviews!

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THE LIGHT OF THE WORLD- CD
The New England Brass Band has released a CD featuring a program of sacred music and my solo performance of Andrew Mackereth's "Swing Low."

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BRIDGEWATER HALL LIVE 2002 - CD
Highlights of the 2002 Bridgewater Hall (England) brass band festival featuring Black Dyke, Williams Fairey, Household Troops and Fodens Band, with my solo performance of "The Passing Years."

Bridgewater

CORNERSTONE - CD
My critically acclaimed solo recording features arrangements of well-known hymns and gospel songs, accompanied by four outstanding pianists with readings by Bill Pearce.

Cornerstone

PROCLAMATION - CD
My best selling bass trombone solo recording accompanied by Britain's Black Dyke Mills Band - over 80 minutes of music!

Proc

TAKE 1 - CD
My ground-breaking bass trombone solo recording featuring live performances in concert over a 20 year period of my career.

Take 1

HONOUR AND GLORY - CD
This New England Brass Band CD release features great British music on noble themes and includes my playing the classic brass band bass trombone solo, "The Passing Years."

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MASTERING THE TROMBONE - Music Book
The best-selling book for tenor and bass trombonists by Edward Kleinhammer with Douglas Yeo.

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IN PURSUIT OF A DREAM - Book
Read the fascinating story behind the production of my CD "Proclamation" in the book by Dr. Roger Challoner Green. Over 300 pages with more than 50 photos in color and black and white. A fascinating insight into the world of brass banding and how this first of its kind CD came about.

Pursuit

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