January 29, 2011
Harvest: now on iTunes
The world premiere recording of my trombone concerto, “Harvest,” as recorded by Joseph Alessi (principal trombonist for the New York Philharmonic) and the West Point Band (conducted by Timothy Holtan), is now available on iTunes. Here’s the link.
This is the first recording that I’m releasing directly through iTunes. I must give a shout-out to the U.S. government for making the recording master public domain, which allows me (as the owner of the music copyright) to repackage the recording for iTunes.
I hope this will be only the first in a series of recordings that will eventually go to iTunes. The others, though, will require clearance from the legal departments of various universities, so it may be a while. (There’s a much longer blog entry coming soon about this process of “self-publishing” recordings.)
In the meantime, I hope you’ll pick up “Harvest,” my first iTunes release. Joe Alessi and The West Point Band sound, well… earth-shattering. Crank up those subwoofers.