YouTube Icon 

My YouTube channel icon and banner have just been finalized!     I made up the icon logo when I was an undergraduate student to sign my compositions; I forgot about it for many years but decided it was time to unveil it to the world.  

Dr. B Music Theory YouTube Channel 

  My new YouTube channel icon and banner have just been finalized!     I made up the icon logo when I was an undergraduate student to sign my compositions; I forgot about it for many years but decided it was time to unveil it to the world.     The banner has a number of elements that tie into my teaching music theory at a college: 1) The background is a chalkboard, 2) "Dr. B" is in a collegiate font, 3) the ampersand is very close to a treble clef.   Please subscribe and share my YouTube channel with …Read more

Edith Piaf 

This week has been a blast practicing the closing number for the upcoming concerts on February 22 and 23. "Paris Bouquet" by PHILIPPE PORTEJOIE for 3 saxophones and piano is a medley of songs made famous by French cabaret singer Edith Piaf, and includes this tune:

 

French-American Musical Exchange Flyers 

We just got postcards/flyers for the two upcoming "French-American Musical Exchange" concerts in February. If you want one or would like to pass some along, just contact me and I'll get them to you!

Call for Scores 

The Quiet City Chamber Ensemble received 22 compositions in our first Call for Scores and reviewed all of them during two 5 hour rehearsals last week. We are excited to announce our winner next month!

QCCE Call For Scores! 

Quiet City Chamber Ensemble Call for Scores   The Quiet City Chamber Ensemble is excited to announce its first ever call for scores. We invite composers to participate in our 2014-2015 concert season by submitting chamber works for our unique instrumentation (saxophone, clarinet, trumpet and piano).   Based on the original instrumentation for Aaron Copland’s Quiet City, The Quiet City Chamber Ensemble was formed by Christopher Brellochs in 2010. Brellochs crafted a concert version of Quiet City using the …Read more

More Ragtime! 

QUIET CITY CHAMBER ENSEMBLE trumpet player Don Batchelder did this wonderful arrangement!

Scott Joplin 

THE QUIET CITY CHAMBER ENSEMBLE recently added some rags by Scott Joplin to their repertoire; here is a video from a recent performance:  

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BOOSEY & HAWKES

Boosey News October 2013 mentions my music and provides links to my CD! CLICK HERE TO GO TO THE WEBSITE
 
 

"QUIET CITY" is recommended under new recordings in the October 2011 eNewsletter.

 

Sheet music for Aaron Copland's "QUIET CITY" (restored chamber version), concert adaptation by Christopher Brellochs, is available.