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Another Trombone Recital 3/15/10

March 21, 2010

My dear friend, Andy Malloy, had a faculty recital at California State University-Northridge, CSUN, and I was a collaborative pianist on this recital. We have collaborated for many occasions for the last few years, and recorded together for his first CD, including his commissioned works. The new commissioned work on this recital was Steven Williams’ Three Poems. We love this work. Andy recites a poem before each movement, and the poem is accompanied by piano. The music and the poem go together well, and it is very strong and effective. Congratulations, Steve! Since it was close to St. Patrick’s Day, we performed Nick Lane’s Hoi Polloi (2006) again. I always like Nick’s compositions.