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Friends Play Fisher Tull

Release Date: 10/30/2001 
Label:  Albany Records   Catalog #: 449   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Fisher Tull
Performer:  Charlotte TullAnn FairbanksLawrence WheelerDonald Theode,   ... 
Conductor:  Timothy Tull
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Ensemble
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 6 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

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. Read more 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. Read less

Works on This Recording

Nonet for Wind, Percussion and Piano by Fisher Tull
Performer:  Charlotte Tull (Piano)
Conductor:  Timothy Tull
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Ensemble
Period: 20th Century 
Written: USA 
Length: 12 Minutes 51 Secs. 
Erato by Fisher Tull
Performer:  Charlotte Tull (Piano), Ann Fairbanks (Flute)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: USA 
Length: 5 Minutes 40 Secs. 
Sonata for Viola and Piano by Fisher Tull
Performer:  Charlotte Tull (Piano), Lawrence Wheeler (Viola)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: USA 
Length: 10 Minutes 44 Secs. 
Sarabande and Gigue for Saxophone and Piano by Fisher Tull
Performer:  Donald Theode (Saxophone), Charlotte Tull (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: USA 
Length: 5 Minutes 44 Secs. 
Trio Sonata for Violin, Clarinet and Piano by Fisher Tull
Performer:  James Gardner (Violin), Charlotte Tull (Piano), Randall Luster (Clarinet)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: USA 
Length: 9 Minutes 26 Secs. 
Fantasy for Oboe and Piano on "L'homme armé" by Fisher Tull
Performer:  Charlotte Tull (Piano), Spring Hill (Oboe)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: USA 
Length: 5 Minutes 36 Secs. 
Sonata for Trumpet and Piano by Fisher Tull
Performer:  Anthony Plog (Trumpet), Charlotte Tull (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: USA 
Length: 15 Minutes 45 Secs. 

Sound Samples

Viola Sonata: I. Allegro
Viola Sonata: II. Slowly, with freedom
Viola Sonata: III. Allegro
Sarabande and Gigue: I. Andante
Sarabande and Gigue: II. Allegro
Trio Sonata: I. Prelude: slowly with freedom
Trio Sonata: II. Fugue: Allegro ritmato
Trio Sonata: III. Interlude: Rubato
Trio Sonata: IV. Scherzo
Fantasy on L'homme arme
Trumpet Sonata: I. Senza misura quasi recitative
Trumpet Sonata: II. Allegro
Trumpet Sonata: III. Andante
Trumpet Sonata: IV. Allegro giocoso

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