Brandon Ridenour, trumpet, is a member of the Canadian Brass. He attended the Juilliard School where he studied with Mark Gould and Ray Mase. He not only performs with the Canadian Brass but is gaining a reputation for his expert brass arrangements. He is the son of Rich Ridenour.
Rich Ridenour, piano, has degrees from the Juilliard School and University of Michigan. He performs as piano soloist for pops programs with orchestras throughout the United States and is also a conductor. He is the father of Brandon Ridenour.
Notes on the music
Trumpet Invasion is a collection of piano works that have been arranged for trumpet and piano. They feature trumpet virtuoso Brandon Ridenour joined by his father,Read more pianist Rich Ridenour. As the arranger, Brandon kicks off his “trumpet invasion” with his take on the most famous tune every child learns on the piano — Chopsticks. Rachmaninov’s Etude Tableaux and Mozart’s Rondo alla Turca morph from standard piano works into something completely new and fresh. Rich jumps into the act with his turn with Chopin’s Grand Polonaise, his arrangement highlights the keyboard with minimal scoring for trumpet. The album also includes three Gershwin works — including Promenade, which is also known as Walking the Dog. It is a musical number written in 1937 by George Gershwin for the Fred Astaire/Ginger Rogers film Shall We Dance. In the film, the music accompanies a sequence of Astaire walking a dog onboard a luxury liner. There are also works by Ravel, Prokofiev, Scriabin and Schumann. Read less