About Richard Waddell
professional trumpet soloist, I am involved in over 100 weddings
every year. To learn more about how I may help you, and to receive
a FREE demo cassette, please go the
founder of Boston Brass in 1986, I soon arranged numerous important
works for the group to perform. Many of these were featured on the
quintet's first five recordings. By choosing music that had, in
most every case, never before been arranged for a brass quintet, the
way was now shown for developing our unique, individual sound and
Without having such
custom arrangements, it is difficult for an ensemble like this to
distinguish itself from other such groups.
To this day,
audiences are still being delighted by some of the best of these:
CASA LOMA STOMP, by Gene Gifford, one of the hottest, most
flamboyant "barnburners" from the early 1930's big band era, has
proved itself countless times to be a constant favorite with
audiences; and TOURNAMENT GALOP, A 19th century tour de force by the
American composer and piano virtuoso Louis Moreau Gottschalk, is
almost impossible to surpass as a show-stopping opener.
Signature Series is a library of arrangements I made with the idea
of developing a uniquely rich brass quintet sound. Several of these
were recorded by Boston Brass, and this series represents the first
time I am making them available for sale to the public. As the
owner and creator of
it is my pleasure to officially present The Boston Signature Series.
There are over 40
titles in this series, many of which are being prepared in their
completed format. From time to time new titles will be added and
announcements will be made.
these arrangements and hear samples of some of them, please go to
WADDELL EDITIONS section.
Keep checking this
website for the newest releases.
publication of music for brass quintet and the recordings I
participated in with Boston Brass, there have been several reviews
of these arrangements. To read some of these please go to the
For a brief
history of my old quintet, through words and photos, please click on
teaching is another important element of my musical life. My
students have come from Boston, Brookline, West Roxbury, Milton and
Abington. For more information visit my
involved in fitness in June of 1997, when I decided that I needed to
do something to improve my physical health. After a year and a half
of increasing activity and enjoyment in these classes, I passed the
AFAA aerobic instructor certification exams. A year later I began
teaching classes a few nights per week at the Brookline Adult &
Community Education Program. To learn more about my involvement as
a fitness professional, please go to the
FITNESS section; and about these
classes, follow the
If you are
interested in reading a little about the teachers I have studied
with, I have a brief
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