"PENMANSHIP" NOW ON SPOTIFY, PANDORA, and More!
"Penmanship" is now streaming on Spotify! Also look for it on iTunes, Pandora, and all over the internet! Check it out, enjoy the music, report back, and spread the word!!
MESSAGE FROM STAN
2020 has been a rough year (ya think?). I missed out on the usual spring cleaning in the springtime. As a card carrying procrastinator that's not new, but what IS new is www.stanbann.com. I've got the dumpster in the driveway. I'm clearing out the old, bringing in the new, and, as long as I'm at it, I'm adding an addition or two just for comfort! Leave your shoes at the door and get comfortable. Grab a coffee and check it all out! I'm glad you're here! It's good to see you! Stan
NEW PRINT MUSIC
As recorded on "Penmanship" this Stan Bann original composition is written for solo trombone, four tenor trombones, two bass trombones, euphonium, tuba, piano, bass, and drums. "Morning, Beautiful" opens with unaccompanied trombone and moves palindromic-aly through reflective and animated settings before returning to it's ruminative roots for the ending.
"Fanfare and Chorale" is an original Stan Bann composition for four (4) trombones, two (2) bass trombones, euphonium, and tuba. Written for the Minneapolis Trombone Choir this horns only setting was premiered at the 2014 University of Minnesota Brass Symposium. There are two PDFs on containing the full score and the other the individual parts.
A bluesy, fun swing original by Stan Bann. The piece is a caricature of the college life in his Brookline apartment (notice the somewhat tipsy 5/4 break following the solos!). An audience pleasing romp suitable for any concert setting.
Scored for 4 tenor trombones, 1 bass trombone, euphonium, tuba, piano, bass, and drums.
"Williwaw" is a study in contrasts. From long, lyrical lines to punchy, rhythmic themes; from lush, warm harmonies to harsh rubbing dissonance. The warmth and power will challenge your musicians and engage your audiences!
Scored for six tenor trombones, two bass trombones, two euphoniums, and tuba.
The word solecism refers to acting inappropriately or impolitely. Throughout "Solecism" norms are established, then challenged, folded, spindled, and sometimes mutilated (e.g. a reflective, pastoral setting is interrupted by a fanfare).
Written for 4 tenor trombones, 2 bass trombones, euphonium, tuba, and timpani.
I'm delighted to announce that my recording project PENMANSHIP is HERE!! Visit the MUSIC tab on this site to get your digital copy!
The album features four of my jazz trombone idols (Dave Steinmeyer, Ian McDougall, Andy Martin, and Bob McChesney) along with some of the Twin Cities' finest low brass talent doing what they do best; making wonderful music.
I'm delighted to share this with you. Please check it
PENMANSHIP RELEASE PARTY - Thanks for A Great Evening
Just a quick note to express my gratitude to the members of Stan Bann's Big Bone Band, the Como Dockside Pavilion, and especially the wonderful Como Park audiences for a fun and memorable release party last night! You guys rock!