Douglas Hill

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Douglas Hill, Emeritus Professor of Music-Horn at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, (1974-2011), recipient of the Chancellor’s Award for Distinguished Teaching (2009), the Emily Mead Baldwin Bell-Bascom Professor of the Creative Arts, and a Wisconsin Arts Council Artist Fellowship, was President of the International Horn Society from1977 to 1980. He has performed as principal horn with the Rochester Philharmonic, New York City Ballet, Martha Graham Dance Co., the Contemporary Chamber Ensembles of both New York (European tour and recording), and Chicago, the "Mass" of Leonard Bernstein at Lincoln Center, and at the Metropolitan Opera House, and "Mostly Mozart” at Carnegie Hall. Hill also performed over 37 years with the Wingra Woodwind Quintet and the Wisconsin Brass Quintet, and for 30 years with the Madison Symphony Orchestra.

Hill was the original hornist in the Spoleto Festival Brass Quintet, performed and toured with the New York Brass Quintet, and has soloed with orchestras in the U.S., Germany, and China. He was featured as a recitalist and clinician at numerous International, National, and Regional Horn and Brass Workshops. His interest in modern performance practices is fully demonstrated in his book Extended Techniques for the Horn - A Handbook for Students, Composers and Performers (including sound demonstrations on CD.) (Available from RGM) Hill also authored Introducing the French Horn for GIA Publications, and the most positively reviewed set of tutorial essays: Collected Thoughts on Teaching and Learning, Creativity and Horn Performance, available through Amazon.

Douglas Hill was included as one of only 20 hornists in the book of biographical sketches; Twentieth Century Brass Soloists by Michael Meckna, based primarily on the success of his recordings and solo appearances. br>
Musicians Showcase Recordings, MS1060, is a double CD (145 minutes of music), featuring 14 of Hill’s original compositions performed by alumni, faculty, students, and staff of the University of Wisconsin-Madison School of Music. He has recorded two solo albums with pianist Karen Zaczek Hill for Crystal Records (re-released on CD in 1999), "A Solo Voice" on GunMar Records (modern unaccompanied works), and has recorded with the St. Louis Symphony, Contemporary Chamber Ensembles of Chicago and New York, Wingra Woodwind Quintet, Dick Shory at Carnegie Hall, and with the Wisconsin Brass Quintet on Crystal, Summit and Mark Records. Hill was featured in a full-length educational video "HILL ON HORN." (Available from RGM) and frequently contributed articles to leading journals and periodicals. He has served on the faculties of the Oberlin Conservatory, Aspen Music School, Asian Youth Orchestra Rehearsal Camp in Hong Kong, the Conservatories of Beijing and Shanghai, the Sarasota Music Festival, Hartt College and Yale Summer Schools, Orford Music Festival, the University of South Florida, Wilkes College, and the University of Connecticut.

As a frequent recipient of research grants, he has studied unrecorded horn and piano repertoire, extended techniques, hand horn, extemporization and compositional techniques and applications. Mr. Hill is also a widely published and recorded composer including such works as; "Abstraction for Solo and Eight Horns," "Jazz Soliloquies for Horn," "Jazz Set for Solo Horn," "Shared Reflections for Four Horns," "Intrada for Brass Quintet," “A Set of Songs and Dances” recorded by Gail Williams. ”The Spirit World...Massacre," for Wisconsin Public Television, and "Ceremonial Images" for tribal drum and large ensemble, (commissioned by the Omaha Symphony) was produced in full for broadcast by Nebraska Educational Television and as a part of a CBS feature on "Sunday Morning with Charles Kuralt." Hill’s nearly 100 varied compositions and publications include "Song Suite in Jazz Style" for Horn and Piano, "Reflections" for Solo Horn, "Intrada" for Brass Choir, "Timepieces" for Brass Quintet, "A Place for Hawks" for Mezzo Soprano, Horn and Strings, "Elegy" for Violin and Horn, "Americana Variations" for Horn Quartet, "Homage to ’Thoreau" for Chorus, Flute and Drum, and “Scenes from Sand County” for Narrator, Wind Quintet and Strings, “Abe Lincoln’s Songbook” for three instrumentalists, “Bass ’n’ Brass Trio” for Horn, Trombone, and String Bass, “Jazz Sonata” for Horn and Piano, three new sets of duets for horn, new works for Alphorn, and numerous horn ensemble works and compositions for unaccompanied horn. Most of the above works are available from RGM.



Music:

Title Genre Level Price
A Place for Hawks (Voice, Hrn. & Strings) Strings ADV $65.00
A Set of Songs and Dances (Hn, Clar., Vibes/Perc., Bass) Percussion ADV $55.00
A Set of Songs and Dances (Hn, Clar., Vibes/Perc., Bass) Bass ADV $55.00
A Set of Songs and Dances (Hn, Clar., Vibes/Perc., Bass) Clarinet ADV $55.00
A Set of Songs and Dances (Hn, Clar., Vibes/Perc., Bass) Horn ADV $55.00
Abe Lincoln Song Book (Contrabass Trio) Bass INT $40.00
Abe Lincolns Song Book (Cello Trio) Cello INT $40.00
Abe Lincolns Song Book (Bassoon Trio) Bassoon INT $40.00
Abe Lincolns Song Book (Brass Trio) Brass INT $40.00
Abe Lincolns Song Book (Horn Trio) Horn INT $40.00
Abe Lincolns Song Book (Sax Trio) Saxophone INT $40.00
Abe Lincolns Song Book (StringTrio) Strings INT $40.00
Abe Lincolns Song Book (Trom. trio) Trombone INT $40.00
Abe Lincolns Song Book (Woodwind Trio) Woodwind INT $40.00
Abstraction for Solo and 8 Horns Horn ADV $25.00
Adagio for Horns (4 Horns) Horn INT $20.00
Americana Variations (4 Horns) Horn ADV $30.00
Americana Variations (Brass 5) Brass INT $35.00
Angels We Have Heard Horn INT/ADV $25.00
Bass n Brass Trio ((Horn, Trom. & Bass) Horn INT/ADV $30.00
Bass n Brass Trio ((Horn, Trom. & Bass) Bass INT/ADV $30.00
Bass n Brass Trio ((Horn, Trom. & Bass) Trombone INT/ADV $30.00
Brass Quartet No. 1 Brass INT/ADV $20.00
Calentamientos y Sesiones de Mantenimiento para el Cornista Horn INT/ADV $20.00
Character Pieces for Solo Horn Horn ADV $12.00
Civil War Relics (Double Brass Quintet) Brass INT $45.00
Clusters for Five Horns Horn INT/ADV $45.00
Dialogues for Six Horns Horn INT $25.00
Douglas Hills Melodies (Book 2) Horn INT $10.00
Douglas Hills Melodies (Book 2) Piano INT $10.00
Douglas Hills Melodies, Bk.1 (Charts with Chord Changes) Piano INT $10.00
Douglas Hills Melodies, Bk.1 (Charts with Chord Changes) Horn INT $10.00
Dreams and Variations (Brass Trio) Brass INT/ADV $20.00
Elegy for Horn Alone Horn ADV $6.00
Elegy for Violin and Horn Violin ADV $15.00
Elegy for Violin and Horn Horn ADV $15.00
Extended Techniques for the Horn (Text w/CD) Horn ADV $32.50
Five Little Songs and Dances for Solo Horn Horn INT/ADV $12.00
French Horn Basics Method Books EAS/INT $15.00
French Horn Basics Horn EAS/INT $15.00
French Horn Fundamentals Horn EAS/INT $15.00
French Horn Fundamentals Method Books EAS/INT $15.00
From Vibrato to Trills to Tremolos...for the Horn player Horn INT/ADV $20.00
Gratitude (8 Horns) Horn INT $20.00
Gratitude (Hn & Pno.) Horn INT/ADV $10.00
Gratitude for Solo Horn Horn INT $6.00
Greens/Blues/Reds (for Horn & String Quartet) Horn ADV $50.00
Greens/Blues/Reds (for Horn & String Quartet) Strings ADV $50.00
Greens/Blues/Reds (Solo Horn) Horn ADV $12.00
Haiku Readings (Horn & Pno) Horn INT/ADV $15.00
High Range For the Horn Player Method Books INT/ADV $15.00
High Range for the Horn Player Horn INT/ADV $15.00
Hill on Horn (DVD) Horn INT $40.00
Homage to Thoreau (SATB) Choral ADV $50.00
If I Were the Wind (W.W. 5; 4 Strings; Narrator) Woodwind ADV $40.00
Jazz Soliloquies for Horn Horn ADV $12.00
Jazz Sonata for Horn and Piano Horn INT/ADV $20.00
Jazz-Mix for 2, Set #1 (2 Horns) Horn INT/ADV $20.00
Jazz-Mix for 2, Set #2 (2 Horns) Horn INT/ADV $20.00
Low Range for the Horn Player Horn INT $15.00
Low Range for the Horn Player Method Books INT $15.00
Mirages for Horn Quartet Horn INT/ADV $20.00
Oddities for Brass Quintet Brass INT/ADV $45.00
Oddities for Horns (4 Horns) Horn INT/ADV $45.00
Oddities for Solo Horn Horn INT/ADV $15.00
Oh Wisconsin Land of My Dreams Orchestra INT $60.00
Oh Wisconsin Land of My Dreams Vocal solo INT $10.00
Oh Wisconsin Land of My Dreams Choral INT $2.50
Oh Wisconsin Land of My Dreams Concert Band INT $60.00
Quintet for Horns (1970) Horn INT/ADV $25.00
Raptor Music (Solo Horn) Horn ADV $5.00
Recollections for Horn Octet Horn INT/ADV $50.00
Recollections Revisited (Double Brass Quintet) Brass INT/ADV $50.00
Returning Home (Alphorn & 2 Horns) Horn ADV $15.00
Returning Home (Alphorn, Flugelhorn & Trom.) Horn ADV $15.00
Road Trip for 2 (Horn Duet) Horn INT $20.00
Scenes CD $15.00
Scenes from Sand County Misc. ADV $80.00
Six (Recycled)Melodies (Horn & Piano) Horn INT/ADV $20.00
The Feast Awaits CD $18.00
The Glorious Privilege of Being Vocal solo INT/ADV $5.95
The Glorious Privilege of Being (Horn Quartet) Horn INT/ADV $30.00
The Glorious Privilege of Being (SATB) Choral INT/ADV $2.25
The Glorious Privilege of Being (Voice, Hn. Pno.) Horn INT/ADV $20.00
The Sweetness of Nature (Voice, Horn & Pno.) Horn INT/ADV $15.00
Thoughtful Wanderings CD $20.00
Three (Jazz) Fantasies for Horn Alone Horn INT/ADV $15.00
Three Famous Excerpts (Horn Duet) Horn EASY $2.50
Three Moods for Woodwind Quintet Woodwind ADV $55.00
Three Short Stories (4 Horns) Horn INT $25.00
Three Solo Pieces (for Solo Alphorn or Natural Horn) Horn ADV $15.00
Timepieces (Brass 5) Brass ADV $55.00
Tribal Images for Brass Quintet and Percussion Brass INT/ADV $50.00
Trio Set for Horns (3 Horns) Horn ADV $30.00
Warm-ups and Maintenance Sessions for the Horn Player Method Books INT/ADV $20.00
Warm-ups and Maintenance Sessions for the Horn Player Horn INT/ADV $20.00
Wendings and Weavings (Horn Duet) Horn INT/ADV $25.00



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