TRUMPET & STOPSMusic for Trumpet & Organ
J.-M. Defaye, Petr Eben, Donald Johns, Martin Mailman, Robert Nagel, Daniel Pinkham, Jean Rivier, Leo Sowerby, Gerhard Wuensch
EDWARD SANDOR, trumpet
Andre Lash, Organ
"Sandor and Lash undertake an intriguing program...There is...glorious musicianship displayed in this program. Recommended for the adventuresome listener" -
ATLANTA AUDIO SOCIETY, NOVEMBER 2004
PROGRAM NOTESThe rich and varied literature for trumpet and organ grew significantly in the 20th Century, yet most commercially available recordings of the idiom focus on baroque literature. Not only do the timbres and textures possible with modern instruments far exceed the expressive palette found in baroque compositions for this pairing, but the greater dynamic flexibility inherent in modern organs provides improved options for expression over earlier instruments. The modern trumpet now matches the colorful grandeur and technical flexibility of the organ.
Trumpet & Stops explores selected modern literature for solo trumpet and organ and presents music by composers with wide-ranging compositional influences who utilize the full spectrum of possible timbres and textures in their works. Whether created by European composers Petr Eben, Jean-Michel Defaye, Gerhard Wuensch and Jean Rivier, or American composers Robert Nagel, Daniel Pinkham and Donald Johns, the music on this recording provides opportunities for the performers to explore combinations of trumpet colors and organ stops in the context of great textural diversity. In the process, the listener is presented a refreshing potpourri for one of the most grand instrumental combinations, trumpet and organ.
Edward Sandor has been Professor of Trumpet at the University of Georgia since 1979, and has toured as a soloist nationally, in Canada, Europe, Brazil and Southeast Asia. In addition, he often presents at national and international conventions such as MENC, MTNA, International Trumpet Guild, the International Society of Music Educators and others. Edward Sandor has published articles in The Instrumentalist, Dialogue in Music Education, ITG Journal, Digital Audio Magazine, NACWPI Journal, and state and regional journals. Professor Sandor has been a recipient of two Fulbright Fellowships for performance, research, and teaching in Taiwan in 1985 and in 1990, where he performed as Principal Trumpet of the National Symphony Orchestra. In addition to degrees from Ohio State University and the University of Illinois, he studied with Chicago Symphony Orchestra’s Arnold Jacobs and Frank Kaderabek of the Philadelphia Orchestra.