ALEC WILDER (1907-1980): Suites Nos. 1 & 2 for Horn, Tuba and Piano, TRYVE MADSEN (b.1940): Divertimento for Horn, Tuba and Piano, Op. 43, JAN BACH (b.1937): Oompah Suite for Tuba and Horn, ROGER KELLAWAY (b.1939): Dance of the Ocean Breeze, PAUL BASLER (b.1963): Ken Bits.
Catalogue Number: 03M072
Reference: DCD 558
Description: For brass fans (how often do you hear duos for horn and tuba?), Wilder's jazz-infused suites from 1958 and 1972 show yet another side to this prolific composer of various types of Americana; Bach's suite is as amusing as its title; Madsen's Divertimento is an elegant set of miniatures with influences from jazz to Neo-classicism and the remaining two short pieces continue the witty and light manner of much of the rest. James Wilson (horn), Jay Hunsberger (tuba), Yun-Ling Hsu (piano).