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  •  I performed the Brahms Requiem..... (10+ / 0-) principal trombone of the Oklahoma City Community Orchestra, with the combined choirs of the University of Central Oklahoma.  I had never heard the work before, but was immediately taken with it from the time we started rehearsals.  The first trombone part is written in alto clef, which usually means "up in the stratosphere" for us, and there's some writing of very high sustained notes in pianissimo.  As usual, we counted plenty of rests, but Johannes made us work for a living when we came in!

    I love the whole work, but Movement 6 is my favorite.  

    It turned out that it would be the last musical event I would participate in for almost 17 years; I left the Orchestra to start veterinary school.  I was happy to go out with this monumental work.

    Bradenton FL

    Keep fightin' for freedom and justice, beloveds, but don't you forget to have fun doin' it.--Molly Ivins

    by AAbshier on Thu Jul 26, 2012 at 05:01:44 AM PDT

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