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SFA Trombone Choir to perform

November 10, 2009 - Sylvia Bierschenk

NACOGDOCHES, TEXAS - The 20-member Trombone Choir from the Stephen F. Austin State University School of Music will present a concert at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 17, in Cole Concert Hall on the SFA campus.

"We will be performing music that encompasses most of the major stylistic periods: the Renaissance, Baroque, Classical, Romantic and Twentieth Century," said Deb Scott, SFA assistant professor of trombone and the group's director.

Included on the program is Irving Rosenthal's "Sacred Music," which is a compilation of four sacred chorales from the Renaissance and Classical periods, and a 16th century piece by Giovanni Palestrina that features two choirs of trombones.

Contemporary pieces on the program include Jack Gale's arrangement of the jazz ballad "As Time Goes By" and Vaclav Nelhybel's "Tower Music," which Scott describes as "one of the best trombone choir pieces ever composed."

"The piece features a wide dynamic range and sound like what one might hear in a traditional bell tower," Scott continued.

The concert is a joint presentation of the SFA College of Fine Arts and School of Music. Cole Concert Hall is located in the Tom and Peggy Wright Music Building, 2210 Alumni Dr.

Tickets are $5 for adults, $4 for seniors and $2 fro students. For tickets or more information, please visit www.finearts.sfasu.edu or call (936) 468-6407 or (888) 240-ARTS.