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Trombonist Irvin Wagner will perform in Norman
NORMAN — Irvin L. Wagner, a University of Oklahoma music professor, will present a faculty recital at 8 p.m. Tuesday in Sharp Hall at the Catlett Music Center, 500 W Boyd St.
The program will feature works written by significant composers who also were educators. “All Compositions by Teacher-Educators” is subtitled “Two Ds, a C, two As and an S,” a reference to a grading scale, although in this case the letters represent the first letter of the name of each composer, Wagner said.
The “Ds” represent John Davison and Henri Dutilleaux. Davison composed “Sonata for Trombone” as a student at the Eastman School of Music for Emery Remington, one of Wagner's trombone professors. A selection by Dutilleaux, “Choral, Cadence et Fugato,” is one of the most performed trombone works in Dutilleaux's home country of France, Wagner said.
The “C” represents a piece by composer and trombonist Jaroslav Cimera. “Carnival of Venice,” done in the American band tradition, features a technical solo including triple tonguing.
The “A” is an anonymous composition originally composed for Trombone Solo in 1660. The “S” stands for Elliott Schwartz's avant-garde composition “Options I” for trombone soloist and grand piano.