"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 the Music of Thomas Coat...
by Douglas Hedwig on June 9, 2015 at 12:14 PM
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Douglas Hedwig, conducting Newberry's Victorian Cornet Band, in a live concert in Alexandria, VA, July 2014. Entitled, "Plantation Echoes," it was composed after the Civil War, and demonstrates the ongoing culture of interest in music of the American South. Performed on original instruments of the period.
HEDWIG CONDUCTS PERIOD-INSTRUMENT ENSEMB...
by Douglas Hedwig on June 8, 2015 at 1:00 PM
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DOUGLAS HEDWIG - CONDUCTOR In July, 2014, I had the pleasure of conducting the outstanding "period-instrument" historical band, Newberry's Victorian Cornet Band, in a recording session (CD to be commercially released soon), and public concert in Alexandria, VA. Here is a recently posted video from that concert which features the band's wonderful cornet soloist, Elisa Koehler. The band members all perform on original instruments of the late 19th century, and recreates the sound and appearance of a typical town band in turn of the century America. (From a conducting standpoint, it may be of some interest to note that there are particular challenges in accompanying a soloist in a work of this style: frequent tempo changes, unmetered recitative, instrumental balance, dynamics, matching and contrasting articulations, etc.)
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
NAVAL MILITIA MARCH by Douglas Hedwig
by Douglas Hedwig on July 29, 2014 at 2:23 PM
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Commissioned by the New York Naval Militia, of the New York State Division of Military and Naval Affairs, "The New York Naval Militia March" was premiered by the 42nd Infantry Division Band, NY Army National Guard, and 89th Army Band, New York Guard, under the direction of the composer, Major Douglas F. Hedwig (NYG-retired). Performed in August 2011 in Patterson, NY, the "New York Naval Militia March" is now the official march of the New York Naval Militia.
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.
by Douglas Hedwig on April 26, 2010 at 8:24 PM
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Brooklyn Fanfare, composed by Douglas Hedwig. Performed by the Brooklyn College Conservatory Brass Ensemble under the composer's direction. Premiered April 15, 2010 for President's Concert at Whitman Hall, Brooklyn College.
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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