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Energetic, syncopated music with a defiantly American slant.

More than anything, people probably remember Fisher Tull (he died in 1994) by saying: "He was my friend." Known universally by his nickname, Mickey, he had the warm, honest smile and open-hearted character that bespeak the treasured friendship for which true Texans are known. Born, raised and trained in Texas, his life was dedicated to the cause of music within the state. Tull was a native of Waco and earned his undergraduate, graduate and doctoral degrees in music from the University of North Texas. He was a faculty member at Sam Houston State University for 37 years until his death. He was chairman of the university's Music Department for nearly half that time (1965-1982) and was a great builder of musical institutions at the university. As a composer, Tull received awards, commissions, appearances, performances and recordings, all of which brought recognition to his name from major musical institutions in Texas, across the United States, in London and continental Europe. His compositional activities grew out of his background as trumpet performer and jazz arranger in the early fifties. During his years in college, he wrote over 100 arrangements for dance bands, radio and television productions and recordings. He was the first staff arranger for the renowned University of North Texas Lab Bands. His first serious compositions were for brass ensembles, followed by several works for symphonic band. As he matured, his works embraced a large segment of the instrumental, orchestral and vocal spectrum.
Contents:
Fisher Tull, composer
Nonet for Winds, Percussion and Piano
Chamber Ensemble, Charlotte Tull, piano, Timothy Tull, conductor

Fisher Tull, composer
Erato for Flute and Piano
Ann Fairbanks, Charlotte Tull, piano

Fisher Tull, composer
Sonata for Viola and Piano
Lawrence Wheeler, viola, Charlotte Tull, piano

Fisher Tull, composer
Sarabande and Gigue for Saxophone and Piano
Donald Theode, saxophone, Charlotte Tull, piano

Fisher Tull, composer
Trio Sonata for Violin, Clarinet and Piano
James Gardner, violin, Randall Luster, clarinet, Charlotte Tull, piano

Fisher Tull, composer
Fantasy on L'homme armÄ for Oboe and Piano
Spring Hill, oboe, Charlotte Tull, piano

Fisher Tull, compose
r Sonata for Trumpet and Piano
Anthony Plog, trumpet, Charlotte Tull, piano

Review:
"Fisher Tull was a skilled composer with unerring musicianship..." (American Record Guide)
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