Syrinx by Claude Debussy.
This is a transcription for trombone by Yale Professor Scott Hartman. It was recorded by Richard Harris for the Faculty recital of RichardTromboneCamp!2020 which was held online due the the Coronavirus pandemic. Syrinx is a piece of music for solo flute which Claude Debussy wrote in 1913. It was given its name in reference to the myth of the amorous pursuit of the nymph Syrinx by the god Pan, in which Pan falls in love with Syrinx, however, as Syrinx does not return the love to Pan, she turns herself into a water reed and hides in the marshes. Pan cuts the reeds to make his pipes, in turn killing his love.
The Girl With The Flaxen Hair - Claude Debussy. Arranged for Trombone Quartet by Michael Levine.
Being isolated during the Coronavirus pandemic has led me to experimenting with recording software, making arrangements and recording a few different things. This famous song by Debussy was brilliantly arranged by Michael Levine for the Four of A Kind Trombone Quartet. (Joe Alessi, Scott Hartmann, Mark Lawrence & Blair Bollinger.) I recorded it on a MXL R144 Microphone, through a Focusrite Scarlett 2i2 interface into Logic.
Chamber Music Performances
"Tonight" from West Side Story. Arranged for Trombone Quintet by Richard Harris
Arranged for the RichardTromboneCamp2020! Faculty Recital. This performance features all 5 of the faculty; Trombone 1: Toby Oft, Principal Trombone Boston Symphony Trombone 2: Barry Hearn, Principal trombone Dallas Symphony Trombone 3: Richard Harris, Professor Denver University Bass Trombone: Dr. Steve Wilson, Professor University of Texas El Paso Bass Trombone: Denson Paul Pollard, Metropolitan Opera