Trombonists do not usually study Baroque music practices, but Kansas University music professor James Michael Hall has expanded his trombone repertoire by researching violin sonatas by Arcangelo Corelli and rearranging them for alto trombone.
Hall's adaptations of Corelli's 18th-century violin sonatas will be performed in a free lecture-recital at 7:30 p.m. Monday in Swarthout Recital Hall in Murphy Hall.
Hall, on alto trombone, will be joined by Marie Rubis Bauer, harpsichord, and Laurence Rice, double bass. They will perform "Opus 5 Sonata 9 in A Major," "Opus 5 Sonata 11 in E Major" and some previously unknown embellishments of Corelli's violin sonatas originally written for violin, harpsichord and cello.
During the lecture-recital, Hall will discuss how he made the adaptations and performs the techniques. Hall soon will record the six chamber sonatas of "Opus 5."
Kagarice Brass Editions of Denton, Tex., is publishing his performance editions.
Hall joined the KU faculty last fall to teach trombone and perform in the Kansas Brass Quintet. Hall has performed extensively throughout the United States, Mexico, Europe and China. He is the literature reviews editor for the International Trombone Association Journal.
Marie Rubis Bauer is director of liturgical music ministry at the St. Patrick's Catholic Church and associate director for music in the Office of Worship of the Diocese of Kansas City, St. Joseph, Mo. Rubis Bauer has a doctorate in organ from KU.
Larry Rice joined the KU music faculty in 1998 as instructor of double bass. He was a member of the Utah Symphony Orchestra from 1974 to 1998 and served as assistant principal bass since 1978.
He performed in many international, national and regional concert tours during his tenure with the symphony and participated in numerous recordings with Utah Symphony Music Directors Maurice Abravanel, Varujan Kojian and Joseph Silverstein.