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Lovers of brass music will find this recording irresistible.

Vignettes is a collection of works for solo trumpet, trumpet and piano, trumpet, trombone and piano, brass trio, brass quartet, brass quintet, and trumpet ensemble. Many of the pieces on this recording are world premieres and several were commissioned specifically for this cd. As trumpet player Eric Siereveld says, "The direct intention of this music is to draw the listener into short, but specific musical sketches that bring forth in the imagination, places or people previously lost to memory." A native of Cincinnati, Eric Siereveld attended Morehead State University Indiana University, and the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He has worked as a freelance musician in New York; directed the Afro-Cuban Jazz Ensemble at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He is now on the faculty of the University of Louisiana Monroe. He performs with several brass ensembles and the Shreveport Symphony Orchestra.
David Shaffer, composer
Cincinnatus Fanfare
Altus Trumpet Ensemble

Erik Morales, composer
For Ella
Eric Siereveld (flugelhorn); Justin Havard (piano)

Erik Morales, composer
Black Bayou Vignettes
Black Bayou Brass

Steven Serpa, composer
Mountain Idyll
Eric Siereveld (flugelhorn); Justin Havard (piano)

Douglas Hedwig, composer
Altus Trumpet Ensemble

Jean-François Michel, composer
Eric Siereveld (trumpet); Justin Harvard (piano)

Douglas Hedwig, composer
Eric Siereveld (trumpet)

Douglas S. Bristol, composer
Three Sketches
Krewe Quartet

Hannah Rice, composer
Free to Be
Eric Siereveld (trumpet)

James M. Stephenson, composer
Gilded Fanfare
Altus Trumpet Ensemble

Douglas Hedwig, composer
Its Soul of Music Shed
Eric Siereveld (flugelhorn); Justin Havard (piano)

Joseph Turrin, composer
O Come and Dwell in Me
Eric Siereveld (trumpet); Adam Johnson (trombone); Justin Havard (piano)

Keith Karns, composer
Detective Story
Lagniappe Brass

...The best music on the recording are the works for brass instruments in chamber set-tings. It is laudable that Sieveveld included such a broad spectrum of works and invited such fine musicians to join him on this venture. (American Record Guide)

A collection of songs for solo trumpet and much more, we’re treated to world premieres and songs commissioned for this project, where the inimitable trumpet wizard Eric Siereveld brings his skills to a diverse affair. “Cincinnatus Fanfare” starts the listen with the Altus Trumpet Ensemble, where the booming brass flows with a very animated and radiant spirit, and “For Ella” follows with an intimate appeal thanks to Justin Havard’s sublime keys and Siereveld’s soulful flugelhorn. Further on, Douglas Hedwig’s “Obsidian” is a solo trumpet venture that showcases the tremendous skill from Siereveld, while “Three Sketches” recruits the Krewe Quartet for the textured and dynamic horn interaction that’s as playful as it is controlled. Nearing the end, Siereveld’s cautious trumpet, Adam Johnson’s stirring trombone and Justin Havard’s elegant piano make “O Come And Dwell With Me” the album’s best, and “Detective Story” exits with Lagniappe Brass on hand for the charming and unpredictable finish. A commanding listen where each track yields its own distinct personality, Siereveld and company cover a wide array of moods and colors that will be sure to impress fans of trumpet and brass performance. (