Random Monday: Giving, Receiving and Taking Away

Araya - Siegfried

Rather than break the pattern of past history, I decided instead to resume the “Random” series back to the semi-traditional day of Monday. Here is what is out there: * * * Fund raising for a donation drive A well-known freelancer in the Chicago area needs your help. The financial burden of Stage Two cancer […]

Siegfried's Call - Close the Gap

Hornist Motivations: Bucket Lists, etc.


A post yesterday on the Hornisten der Berliner Philharmoniker Facebook page brought to mind a point worth making about motivations for horn players. The specific post was a short video of a third horn excerpt from Gurrelieder by Schoenberg. This is a work that has long been on my bucket list. Gurrelieder, for those unaware, is a […]

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TPTV: Thomas Jostlein on Jacobs


Another installment of TPTV came out this week, this time featuring hornist Thomas Jostlein. His name has been on our minds here at Arizona State as we are playing his Campbell Fanfare on a concert next week. A former member of the New York Philharmonic among others, the description of the video is as follows: St. […]

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The Annual “Best Schools for Horn Study” Article

It is that time of year! The question always comes up about the best schools for horn study. I have taken a stab at answering this question a number of times in varying formats: What [Type of] School is Best for Horn Study? (2004) Thoughts on Choosing a School for Advanced Horn Study (2008) Auditioning […]

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Random Monday: Hello World

Hello world. My name is Bruce Hembd. Life for me has been a bit complicated over the past year, and so I have been away from this place for a good while. Please do not be worried. The ordeal is not life-threatening. I still have all ten fingers and toes, but let’s just say that […]

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Quick Tip: Final Recital Preparation

Mahler Songs of a Wayfarer is one of the works on my annual recital that is new to me as a performer. Working on this has been very interesting and enjoyable, especially the process of moving from knowing the work to a point to having worked on it in more depth. Part of that process […]

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Recital Notes, 2013 Edition

My annual horn recital will occur on Sunday, October 20, 2013, 5:00, Katzin Concert Hall at the Arizona State University School of Music, assisted by Yi-Wan Liao, piano, and members of the Arizona State University Horn Studio. Last week some information was posted on the Mozart (see that article for even more), but more complete […]

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