THE MUSIC OF STEVEN WINTEREGG
Daniel Zehringer, trumpet
JOURNEYMEN’S SONGS from Navona Records showcases the versatility of the trumpet on works performed by Daniel Zehringer. Accompanied by various instruments, including percussion, string bass, and cello, selected compositions by Steven Winteregg are themed around time and place.
A number of works explicitly reference locations, either specifically (Beijing, Shanghai and Hong Kong) in China Crossing, or generally in The City (Chicago). Even Popular Variations, which carries temporally specific references, is a set of variations on the main theme.
Popular Variations is unique among the album’s offerings, and is full of eclectic references. The theme upon which the variations are based comes from Antonín “Dvořák’s Symphony No. 9, From the New World”, and is heard in the double bass of the piece’s first movement. The subsequent movements also contain a specific quotation from their referenced time period, which is juxtaposed with the Dvořák. For example, 40’s Dvořák quotes Benny Goodman’s big band tune “Sing, Sing, Sing”, 1950’s Rock Ballad alludes to songs like The Marcels’ “Blue Moon”, 1960’s Sit-Com quotes the theme to the TV Series “Green Acres”, Disco Dvořák 70’s quotes the Village People’s “Macho Man”, and 1980’s Musical quotes Andrew Lloyd Webber’s “The Phantom of the Opera”.
Reflections, an austere and lyrical work for solo trumpet, showcases melody and creates variety through its material and by emphasizing different colors of the trumpet, namely through the alternation of Bb and C trumpets, as well as flugelhorn and Harmon mute.
Though Daniel Zehringer is professionally focused on classical trumpet playing, the works on this album showcase the trumpet in a variety of musical contexts
Train to Nowhere led to the orchestra piece, TGV, which has received more performances than any other orchestra piece by composer Steven Winteregg
Zehringer commissioned a piano reduction of The City and performed the premier of the piano version in February of 2015
African Fanfare was inspired by the akadinda music of Uganda, and was written for two trumpets and performed by Zehringer. The akadinda is a xylophone-type instrument of African royalty, played by more than one person at a time in the style of a “hocket”
Zehringer is Associate Professor at Wright State University, where he serves as head of the Trumpet Studio and Brass Division among other roles. He is also comfortable on the stage, serving as Principal Trumpet of the Cincinnati Ballet Orchestra, the Springfield Symphony Orchestra, and the Middletown Symphony Orchestra. Throughout his career, Dan has shared the stage with a number of outstanding musicians from many backgrounds, including the Cincinnati Symphony and Pops, the Dayton Philharmonic, Wynton Marsalis, Doc Severinsen, and Aretha Franklin
Steven Winteregg is set to release a selection of his other works on a compilation album on Navona Records in the summer of 2016
DANIEL ZEHRINGER is Associate Professor at Wright State University, where he serves as head of the Trumpet Studio and Brass Division, coordinator of the Faculty Brass Quintet, and conducts the Wright State University Trumpet Ensemble.
Zehringer received his Master of Music degree in Performance and Literature from the Eastman School of Music, as well as a Bachelor of Music in Music Education from Bowling Green State University. While at Eastman, he served as Principal Trumpet of the world famous Eastman Wind Ensemble, and completed a critically acclaimed tour of Japan with the same group. Currently ABD, he is near completion of the DMA in Trumpet Performance from the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music.
Comfortable on stage as well as in the classroom, Daniel serves as Principal Trumpet of the Cincinnati Ballet Orchestra, the Springfield Symphony Orchestra, and the Middletown Symphony Orchestra. In addition to his current orchestral positions, he has held Principal, Second, or Third Trumpet posts with the Dayton Philharmonic, Cincinnati Chamber Orchestra, Richmond Symphony (IN), Adrian Symphony (MI), The Kentucky Symphony Orchestra, Greece Symphony (NY), and the Key West Symphony Orchestra. Zehringer is currently a regular section substitute with the Dayton Philharmonic, and the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra.
Zehringer is in demand as guest clinician and solo performing artist. In January of 2013 and 2015, he presented master classes in Athens and Thessaloniki, Greece as part of the “Exploring Trumpet in Greece,” Collegiate Trumpet Symposium. Zehringer has been a featured soloist with the Springfield and Middletown Symphony Orchestras, and has presented master classes and recitals abroad in Italy, Japan, China, Australia, Canada and Greece.
Steven Winteregg is a Professor of Music at Cedarville University. He has also served as Principal Tubist with the Dayton Philharmonic Orchestra and Tubist with The Carillon Brass Quintet. Holding degrees in music from the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music, Wright State University and The Ohio State University, he studied composition with William Steinhort, Gregory Proctor and Thomas Wells.
Dr. Winteregg has received dozens of awards in composition. Among his awards are First Prizes in the New Louisville Brass Quintet Composition Competition, the “Joy of Life” Composition Competition, the International Horn Society’s Composition Competition and the International Trumpet Guild’s Composition Competition. He is a recipient of the Raymond Hubble/ASCAP Award and has received awards from the Montgomery County Arts and Cultural District, and the Ohio Arts Council. He was given a Music Citation from the Ohioana Library Association and has received an Ohio Senate Resolution commending him for his contribution to the arts in Ohio.
Winteregg’s compositions have been performed throughout the world, including North and South America, Europe, Africa, Asia, and Australia. These performances have included multiple International Horn Symposiums, multiple International Tuba and Euphonium Conferences, the Keystone Music Festival, the Now Music Festival, the International Brass Festival in Narbonne, France, the national convention of the Music Educators National Conference and the International Trumpet Guild Conference.
He is the composer of four ballets, and his orchestral pieces have been performed by orchestras such as the Cincinnati Symphony, the Columbus Symphony, the Czech Radio Symphony, the Dayton Philharmonic Orchestra, the Indianapolis Symphony, the Milwaukee Symphony, and the Orchestra of Augsburg. His compositions have been recorded by The Carillon Brass, the Czech Radio Symphony, Dayton Philharmonic Orchestra, the Iceland Symphony, the Kiev Philharmonic Orchestra, the Moravian Philharmonic Orchestra, and the United States Air Force Singing Sergeants.
Winteregg’s compositions are published by Edition Musicus, Pasticcio Music, The Hornist’s Nest, Integra Music, Lauren Keiser Music Publishing, Prairie Dawg Press, Roger Dean Music, Southern Music, and The Tuba Press.
For more information about Steven Winteregg and his compositions, visit:
Release Date: May 13, 2016
Catalog #: NV6043
Reflections of quoheleth
Daniel Zehringer, Bb and C trumpet, flugelhorn
1 I. Prologue
2 II. A Time For Searching
3 III. Chasing the Wind
4 IV. A Time for Loving
5 V. A Time For Living
Daniel Zehringer, flugelhorn; Dr. Franklin Cox, cello
6 I. Postcard from Narbonne
7 II. Train to Nowhere
8 The city
Daniel Zehringer, C trumpet; Steve Aldredge, piano
9 african fanfare
Daniel Zehringer, C trumpet
Wright State University School of Music Faculty Brass Quintet, Daniel Zehringer, trumpet; Eric Knorr, trumpet, Jonas Thoms, horn; Dr. Gretchen McNamara, trombone; Dr. Thomas Lukowicz, tuba
10 I. Beijing
11 II. Hangzhou
12 III. Shanghai
13 IV. Hong Kong
popular variations on a classical theme
Daniel Zehringer, C trumpet and flugelhorn; Jerry Nobel, percussion; Don Compton, bass
14 I. Theme
15 II. 40's Dvoŕák
16 III. 1950's Rock Ballad
17 IV. 1960's Sit-Com
18 V. Disco Dvoŕák 70's
19 VI. 1980's Musical
This recording was made possible with the assistance of a grant from the College of Liberal Arts and the Wright State University School of Music
All tracks recorded at Schuster Hall, Wright State University School of Music in Dayton, OH
Session Engineer Dr. Joel Crawford
Session Producer Daniel Zehringer
Tracks 1-5 recorded
August 5 and 6, 2015
Tracks 6-7 recorded
August 12, 2015
Track 8 recorded
September 10, 2015
Track 9 recorded
August 6, 2015
Tracks 10-13 recorded
September 25, 2015
Tracks 14-19 recorded
August 19, 2015
Executive Producer Bob Lord
Audio Director Jeff LeRoy
Mastering Andy Happel
Production Engineer Nate Hunter
Art & Production Director Brett Picknell
Graphic Designer Ryan Harrison
A&R Chris Robinson
Marketing Specialist Morgan MacLeod
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