Schuller: "Refrains" and More

Schuller: "Refrains" and More
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Gunther Schuller's Refrains (for 10 euphoniums, 12 tubas, and 2 percussion players) premieres on 5 November by the Tennessee Technological University Tuba Ensemble, conducted by Winston Morris. The group records the piece for the Mark Recordings label to be released in time for their December/January tour to Chicago, Washington, DC, and New York City.Schuller just finished Volume I of his autobiography. The yet-to-be-named tome, published by Oxford University Press and scheduled to be released next year, is an expansive journey through his lifelong involvement in concert music and jazz, as well as his passionate efforts in education, literature, music publishing, and audiophilia.His upcoming compositions include a commission for the Boston Symphony and his Fifth String Quartet.

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