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The nominating committee for the election of officers and board members of the International Trumpet Guild is soliciting recommendations from the membership for a Vice President/President-Elect and a Secretary to serve 2017-2019 and for board members to serve 2017-2021. Please send proposals for nominations by November 15, 2016, to:
Cathy Leach, ITG Vice President/President-Elect
1430 Brookmeade Ave
Maryville, TN 37804
Self-nominations are welcome. Please include a concise bio and confirm with any nominee that he or she would be willing to serve if nominated and elected. After the nominating committee (comprised of Vice President, one board member and three members at large) develops the final slate of nominees, ballots will be mailed to all eligible members of ITG. Voting will occur by paper ballot or online between March 15 and April 15, 2017. A returning officer will form an election team to count the ballots within thirty (30) days after the deadline for their return, and the membership will then be notified of the election results.MORE
In memoriam: Reine Dahlqvist (1945-2014)
ITG is sad to learn that Swedish musicologist Reine Dahlqvist has died.
From Edward Tarr:
The Swedish musicologist Reine Dahlqvist, who was born in Gothenburg on September 2, 1945, died there on October 17, 2014. His research was mainly concerned with the trumpet and its history. As a trumpeter, he was self-taught and played only the piccolo trumpet. He could produce high notes on it, but as far as I know was never a member of any orchestra or ensemble. I have known him ever since my first trip to Sweden in the early 1970s.
Reine’s dissertation – Bidrag till trumpeten och trumpetspelets historia från 1500-talet till mitten av 1800-talet med särskild hänsyn till perioden 1740-1830, two vols. (Gothenborg University 1988) – was a gold mine of information. It fortunately contained a long summary in English so that non-Swedish speakers could also profit from it.
Among his articles, there was an important one on Anton Weidinger: The Keyed Trumpet and Its Greatest Virtuoso, Anton Weidinger (Nashville: The Brass Press 1975) (Brass Research Series No. 1, ISBN 0 914282 13 1). His greatest concern, however, was a re-working of his dissertation. He wanted to publish a new edition in English that would present information new to him since 1988. For decades he was constantly doing research for this project. Since the undersigned was the one who helped put every sentence of his into presentable English, we were constantly in contact. About two years ago, his transmissions of texts ceased, although we were only about one-fifth into the final text.
Reine, who never had a position in any musical institution, subsisted through scholarships. He lived alone in a house that had belonged to his deceased parents. During the last ten or twelve years he worked half-days as a postman. He spent his afternoons in the Gothenborg University library, continuing his research. Several years ago he developed prostate cancer. The treatments seemed to be successful and he was optimistic. Nevertheless, his illness must have got the better of him and he died a lonely death. Two days later, neighbors found him in his house.
The trumpet world is much the poorer without Reine Dahlqvist. We can only hope that somehow the results of his research can be made available to the trumpet world.
Edward H. Tarr, Rheinfelden, Germany