Charles Gates releases new cornet & piano CD
September 18, 2005 
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Fantasie Brilliante: A Cornet Retrospective - CD cover
Fantasie Brilliante: A Cornet Retrospective - CD cover

In July 2005 Centaur Records released a CD recorded by ITG member Charles Gates (on cornet), with Stacy Rodgers, pianist. The CD, Fantasie Brilliante: A Cornet Retrospective, includes twelve selections that provide an overview of cornet compositional styles and performance techniques as they have evolved c. 1840 - late 20th century.

Selections include:

1.  Fantasie Brilliante (c. 1840)  --  Joseph Forestier (1815-1867), ed. Robert M. Hazen
2.  La Cenerentola:  Air Varie sur un Air de l’Opera de Rossini  --  Jean-Baptiste Arban (1825-1889)
3.  2me Solo De Concours (1877)  --  Henri Maury (d. 1880)
4.  La Reine D'Amour (1879)  --  John Philip Sousa (1854-1932), ed. John M. Laverty
5.  The Harp of Tara (c. 1903/c. 1936)  --  Walter Rogers (1865-1939)
6.  Maid of the Mist (1912)  --  Herbert L. Clarke (1867-1945)
7.  Petite Piece Concertante (c. 1919)  --  Guillaume Balay (d. 1943) rev. Mager & Andraud
8.  Fantaisie Theme et Variations  --  Andre Wormser (1851-1926)
9.  Hungarian Melodies (1927)  --  Vincent Bach (1890-1976)
10.  Rose Variations (1955)  --  Robert Russell Bennett (1894-1981)
11.  Quatre variations sur un theme de Domenico Scarlatti (1950)  --  Marcel Bitsch (b. 1921)
12.  Charley’s Cornet (1975)  --  Larry Austin (b. 1930)

For more information please see Centaur Records' website or contact Charles Gates at mugates@olemiss.edu

The March 2005 edition of the International Trumpet Guild Journal (vol. 29, no. 3) includes an article in the Pedagogical Topics column by Gates, "The Modern Trumpet Player and the Cornet." Charles Gates and Stacy Rodgers are Professors of Music at the University of Mississippi.

 

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