DOUGLAS HEDWIG

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  • MOVABLE BORDERS for string quintet
    by Douglas Hedwig on April 25, 2020 at 1:11 PM
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    "Movable Borders" for string quintet, by Douglas Hedwig. A three-movement work composed in 2017, it draws inspiration the art and folk musics of Hungary, Argentina, India Serbia and USA. This work was commissioned by the Chattanooga Symphony Orchestra (TN). MOVEMENT TIMINGS: 1. Journey - 00:00-08:32 2. Hymn - 08:43-14:09 3. Dance - 14:24-18:45

  • HODIE CANAMUS (Finale)
    by Douglas Hedwig on April 25, 2020 at 12:58 PM
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    "Psalmus in Confessione" is the the 3rd (and, finale) movement of "Hodie Canamus" for strings, chorus, vocal soloists, piano (4-hands), timpani, & multiple trumpet ensembles. Composed by Douglas Hedwig in 2018, the work received its World Premiere performance at the Orvieto Cathedral, Orvieto, Italy on June 24, 2018. This is the live-recording from that performance.

  • FOUR THIRD STREAMS, 1st movement
    by Douglas Hedwig on April 24, 2020 at 7:24 PM
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    FOUR THIRD STREAMS (2018) for wind quintet, by Douglas Hedwig. This is the 1st movement, entitled "DoDec Shuffle." From a live performance at the University of Louisiana at Monroe during a two-day festival, "The Music of Douglas Hedwig." [NOTE: The work may be performed with bass-clarinet OR bassoon.]

  • FOUR THIRD STREAMS, 2nd movement
    by Douglas Hedwig on April 24, 2020 at 7:21 PM
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    FOUR THIRD STREAMS (2018) for wind quintet, by Douglas Hedwig. This is the 2nd movement, entitled "A-Side Ballad: Rainy Sunset." From a live performance at the University of Louisiana at Monroe during a two-day festival, "The Music of Douglas Hedwig." [NOTE: The work may be performed with bass-clarinet OR bassoon.]

  • FOUR THIRD STREAMS, 3rd movement
    by Douglas Hedwig on April 24, 2020 at 7:16 PM
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    FOUR THIRD STREAMS (2018) for wind quintet, by Douglas Hedwig. This is the 3rd movement, entitled "Muse Noir." From a live performance at the University of Louisiana at Monroe during a two-day festival, "The Music of Douglas Hedwig." [NOTE: The work may be performed with bass-clarinet OR bassoon.]

  • FOUR THIRD STREAMS, 4th movement
    by Douglas Hedwig on April 24, 2020 at 7:14 PM
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    FOUR THIRD STREAMS (2018) for wind quintet, by Douglas Hedwig. This is the 4th (final) movement, entitled "Quintal Grooves." From a live performance at the University of Louisiana at Monroe during a two-day festival, "The Music of Douglas Hedwig."

  • "Brooklyn Fanfare" by Douglas Hedwig
    by Douglas Hedwig on April 8, 2020 at 8:35 AM
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    "Brooklyn Fanfare" for four trumpets or trumpet ensemble.  Live performance in Orvieto, Italy on June 19, 2019 at the Piazza della Repubblica. Performed as part of the opening concert of the 2019 Orvieto Musica Festival.  Performed by the combined trumpet ensembles of Illinois State University, Western Carolina University and Gettysburg College, under the direction of Dr. Amy Gilreath.

  • "FANFARE" - A Video Documentary by Dougl...
    by Douglas Hedwig on March 15, 2016 at 10:15 AM
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    "FANFARE" is a thirty-minute Telly Award Winning video documentary that presents a uniquely intimate portrait of the teaching, conducting and musical leadership of Dr. Douglas Hedwig. The video follows the engaging rehearsal process and musical preparations of the Brooklyn College Brass Ensemble, culminating in a series of concerts and masterclasses in and around London, England, during April 1998. We witness the growth and development of the individual performers and, under the direction of Professor Hedwig, see and hear them evolve into a cohesive and exciting musical ensemble. This educational video also includes exciting scenes of the group's residency at the Royal Academy of Music in London, as well as their tour of the Horniman Museum, one of the great brass instrument museums of the world. Douglas Hedwig is Executive Producer, Writer, and Music Director of "Fanfare," with Narration by National Public Radio Announcer, David Latulippe. Stuart McClelland, Chair of the TV & Radio Department at Brookyn College, was the Producer, Associate Writer, and Cinematographer.

  • Hedwig Conducts Shostakovich
    by Douglas Hedwig on July 30, 2014 at 1:00 PM
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    Dr. Douglas Hedwig, conducting the Conservatory Orchestra of Brooklyn College, City University of New York, in a performance of "Concerto for Piano, Trumpet, and Strings in C minor, Op. 35" by Dmitri Shostakovich. Walt Whitman Theater, Brooklyn, NY, October 22, 2000.

  • Metropolitan Brass Quartet - Douglas Hed...
    by Douglas Hedwig on July 29, 2014 at 8:00 PM
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    Douglas Hedwig (1st Trumpet and Music Director) and Kristian Solem, Trumpets; Will Parker, Horn; Bruce Bonvissuto, Trombone. Live concert recording (1979) at St. Bartholomew's Church (NYC) by the Metropolitan Brass Quartet, shortly after their 2nd international concert tour for Columbia Artists Management. Heralded by Musical America as "A model of infectious spirit and dashing virtuosity," and by the New York Times as "always admirable," the Metropolitan Brass Quartet was recently described by Audiophile Magazine as "an important part of the renaissance of brass chamber music; they were founded in 1977 and gave their final concert at Lincoln Center in l986." The MBQ recorded three albums during the ten years of its existence, and their most popular recording has recently been re-issued on compact disc on the MSR Classics label: http://www.msrcd.com/catalog/cd/MS1228

  • TONE POEM ON TAPS by Douglas Hedwig - ST...
    by Douglas Hedwig on February 25, 2013 at 8:55 PM
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    Live concert video of Douglas Hedwig conducting the world-famous West Point Band, in the Premiere of his composition, "Tone Poem on Taps." The performance took place at Trophy Point (West Point Military Academy) on September 2, 2013; over 12,000 people in attendance. "Tone Poem on Taps" is published by TRN Music Publishers (project release date: May 1, 2013). MUSIC BEGINS AT 4:15 - verbal intro precedes performance.

  • Promenade for a Great City
    by Douglas Hedwig on April 26, 2010 at 6:54 PM
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    Composition by Douglas Hedwig composed for the Inauguration of Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg at NYC City Hall, January 1st, 2010. Entitled "Promenade for a Great City," the work was performed by the Brooklyn College Brass Ensemble under the direction of Dr. Hedwig.


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