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The music and music theory of Paul Hindemith (2018)
Book
Desbruslais, S. (2018). The music and music theory of Paul Hindemith. Boydell Press

The music theory of composer Paul Hindemith (1895-1963), originally entitled Unterweisung im Tonsatz, is well known, yet poorly understood. This book provides a critical engagement with Hindemith's Unterweisung, particularly concerning its relationsh... Read More

The art of dancing: 21st-century concertos for trumpet, piano and strings (2017)
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Desbruslais, S. (2017). The art of dancing: 21st-century concertos for trumpet, piano and strings

Simon Desbruslais returns to disc on Signum with an album that continues to expand the repertoire of the trumpet even further, with four new commissions for Trumpet, Piano and String Orchestra Toby Young’s The Art of Dancing is described by the co... Read More

The Western reception of Sergei Taneyev (2015)
Journal Article
Desbruslais, S. (2015). The Western reception of Sergei Taneyev

Sergei Taneyev is not a common name in Western musicology. Short studies of his theoretical writings include Allen Forte’s critical review of New Grove (1982), Ellon Carpenter’s survey in Russian Theoretical Thought in Music (1983), and Catherine Nol... Read More

Psalm: Contemporary British Trumpet Concertos (2014)
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Desbruslais, S., & Orchestra of the Swan, . (2014). Psalm: Contemporary British Trumpet Concertos

Simon Desbruslais leads the performances on this disc of world premiere recordings from some of the UK’s leading composers. Seeking to expand the trumpet’s repertoire of concerto and orchestra works, Simon Desbruslais was inspired after performing... Read More