Jason Beghtol to Premiere Work

February 28th, 2011 by Joshua Brown

Jason Beghtol, bass trombonist with the Tupelo Symphony and professor at Northeast Mississippi Community College, will premiere Titan’s Gaze, a concerto for bass trombone, symphonic band, and choir composed by Nathaniel Murphy. The concert is April 18, 7pm, at Northeast MS Community College.

Nathaniel recalls how the piece came about: “Jason contacted me to write a piece for him and symphonic band, and I jumped at the chance! Even in high school Jason was an incredible player, so a few years later I was ready to give him something he would enjoy playing as much as an audience would enjoy hearing… or at least that was my intention. I started the creative journey by thinking of the bass trombone as a strong instrument that commands a rich, royal presence within a concert band. I thought of it as a titan, and so my connection with Greek mythology began.”

Titan’s Gaze can purchased through Natrebo Productions. A piano reduction of the accompaniment will be available soon.

4 Responses to “Jason Beghtol to Premiere Work”

  1. Xavier Gonzalez Says:

    Any audio or video of the performance?

  2. Joshua Brown Says:

    Not sure yet. If we receive either, we’ll post it here.

  3. Jason Beghtol Says:

    We are planning on having it recorded. I’ll let you know when it is finished.

  4. Micah Miller Says:

    I’m at NEMCC now. We are playing the 2nd and 3rd Movement in Symphonic band. I hear Mr. Beghtol practicing Upon Ringed Giant’s Back as I’m typing this. I absolutely love this song!

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