Added this article to HubPages about a man named after the trombone who murders his wife: The Strange Case of a 15th Century Trombonist-Composer-Murderer. I could see this guy’s life being made into a movie. Good Halloween fare for the trombonist!
I published another “hub” on HubPages, this one a list of 40 standard trombone quartets. I put the list together as coordinator of brass chamber music at BYU, but I figured it might be useful to others, so it’s online now. I’m increasingly using HubPages for content, by the way, partially because this website has so much on it already and I don’t want it to bog down. HubPages has a pretty user-friendly setup and allows me to organize things and link easily to this site. At any rate, you can find the quartet list here.
Some time ago I posted a few entertaining images from the 1894 Lyon & Healy music catalog (see also here). Below is another interesting offering, this one from the 1880 catalog. The cap’s miniature kerosene lamp, it explains, burns for up to four hours and is “a great convenience for night playing.” Just be sure not to trip and fall!
Added the below clip to the 19th century timeline (first half). Normally I would only provide one clip per piece in the timeline, but hey–it’s Joe Alessi with New York! The trombone soli, by the way, is at 5:24. Enjoy!
After exceeding 2,000 visits for the first time last November (2009), then topping 3,000 in March (2010), the website got more than 4,000 visits for the first time last month.
Specifically, there were 4,140 visits from 112 different contries/territories in September. Top 5 countries in visits were US, UK, Canada, Brazil, and Italy.
Glad there’s something useful here (or at least interesting)!