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Marine Band concert live streamed tomorrow!

http://www.marineband.marines.mil/ Fun concert tomorrow... Our annual Sousa Season Opener... Start time is 2PM EST... The program includes Wagner's Rienzi Overture, and my friend and Valor Brass compadre Michael Mergen is performing a smokin' Herbert L. Clarke cornet solo. If you haven't heard great cornet playing, then by all means, check it out! Mike also always manages to give a master class in multiple tonguing when he plays these solos. His triple tonguing is probably the cleanest, smoothest triple tongue I have ever heard! Interestingly, he dug this particular solo up while researching Clarke for his DMA lecture recital. It was housed at the University of Illinois music library where Clarke's collection is curated. I believe this particular solo, called "Nereid" hasn't been played since 1918! Enjoy!

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