Wednesday, October 28, 2009

The underground music scene

Lately the musicians who play for tips in the Davis Square T stop have been playing some really beautiful music. This morning, a guy on guitar wans playing something that sounded a great deal like Come Unto Jesus. I had to get on the train before I had a chance to talk to him, but certainly a few bars were the same.

And last week, there was a guy playing Praise to the Lord, the Almighty, on the trumpet. Very cool! I actually got a chance to talk to him for a minute, and mentioned that I knew the guy that had arranged the piece.

I was referring to Mack Wilberg, because what he was playing sounded just like the trumpet part in the choral arrangement I had sung in Men's Chorus. But he had never heard of Mack Wilberg, and mentioned another composer who had arranged the entire piece just for solo trumpet. I've been trying to remember the name for the last week, but I can't, and I'd really like to hear more than I got from a hurried morning waiting for the subway.

So I think I'm looking for a CD of brass setting of hymns. Any ideas, imaginary readers?

--YOHANNA BEN-DAVID

6 comments:

stacy said...

Let me know if you find one, because I love that kind of stuff. I play trumpet and French horn, among other things, and the idea of a trumpet arrangement for Praise to the Lord, the Almighty sounds awesome. Not that I have much chance to play the trumpet nowadays, but I'd get it out just for that.

Mary Jane Ungrangsee said...

Happy Hymns, produced by Clive Romney, arranged by Larry Bastien. It really does make you happy.

the House of Payne said...

Awesome! I'll check it out. and I'll tell Stacy if it's good. :)

Stephanie said...

Shayne sings on such a CD, and we have extra copies. Send us an address and we will send one your way.

the House of Payne said...

Thanks, Steph!

Alice Wills Gold said...

Love me some brass too.

I want to come and hang out on the subway.

we should start a quartet and see if I can start making more money than LG. :)