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Johann Sebastian Bach: Toccata and Fugue in D minor for brass quintet

 

Igor Stravinsky: Octet for Wind Instruments

 

David Taylor : Tatanka Lyotanka (Sitting Bull) Premiere

                     bass trombone solo, 3 trombones & tuba

David Taylor : Ode to Anton (unaccompanied)   

                                          dedicated to Antonin Dvorak in  recognition of his

                                                         teaching and compositions of  US First Nations' music 

                           David Taylor, bass trombone soloist

 

Edward Grieg :  Holberg Suite    

David Taylor, bass trombone and composer: His work, “Tatanka Lyotanka” is a tribute to Sitting Bull, a leader of the Lakota Sioux nation.  A brave warrior,   he was victorious at the Battle of Little Bighorn that resulted in Gen. Custer’s death.  Later in his life he was shot by army soldiers at the Standing Rock Reservation.

Taylor received B.S. and M.S. degrees from The Julliard School of Music, and started his playing career as a member of Leopold Stowkowski's American Symphony Orchestra, and with appearances with the New York Philharmonic under Pierre Boulez. Simultaneously, he was a member of the Thad Jones .

Mel Lewis jazz band, and recorded with groups ranging from Duke Ellington to The Rolling Stones.

Mr. Taylor performs recitals and concerti around the world: from Lincoln Center in NY to the Musikverein in Vienna and Suntory Hall in Japan. In addition to his own compositions, he has been involved in well over a hundred commissioning projects for solo bass trombone collaborating with composers including Alan Hovhaness, Charles Wuorinen, George Perle, and Daniel Schnyder. He has appeared and recorded chamber music with Yo Yo Ma, Itzhak Perlman, and Wynton Marsalis and performs with the Lincoln Center Chamber Music Society, the Mostly Mozart Festival Orchestra, Orpheus, and the St. Luke’s Chamber Orchestra as well as the Washington Square Music Festival.  Throughout his career, Taylor has appeared and recorded with major jazz and popular artists including Barbara Streisand, Miles Davis, Quincy Jones, Frank Sinatra, and Aretha Franklin.

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