Music for Trombone by Canadian Composers
Northern Soundings showcases Canadian music for solo trombone and trombone quartet. Featuring Brad Howland on trombone, Frances Perriam on piano, Darren Buhr on double bass, and the Pacific Trombone Quartet (Brad Howland, Don McDougall, and Bob Fraser of the Victoria Symphony and Kevin Thompson of the Malaysian Philharmonic Orchestra).
Northern Soundings is available for online purchase or digital download. Visit CD Baby for a track listing, sound samples, and to order securely online.
“Northern Soundings is a fine recording of both solo and ensemble music for trombone by Canadian composers. Trombonist Brad Howland, who serves as the soloist, quartet leader and producer, has gathered an assortment of compositions along with a refined group of musicians to present a quality recording. The CD cover design is crisp and clean and the selection order is presented like a well planned recital...he represents these works by Canadian composers with admirable musicianship.” ... Online Trombone Journal
Bedlam in Bethlehem
Christmas with the Pacific Trombone Quartet
The Pacific Trombone Quartet (Brad Howland, Don McDougall, and Bob Fraser of the Victoria Symphony and Kevin Thompson of the Malaysian Philharmonic Orchestra) presents its highly popular Christmas CD: Bedlam in Bethlehem – Christmas with the Pacific Trombone Quartet, with special guest artists Ian McDougall on trombone and Annabelle Vitek on harp.
Northern Soundings is available for online purchase. Visit CD Baby for a track listing, sound samples, and to order securely online.
“An ensemble that plays with a palpable joy, solid tone and intonation and fine style...The program overall is an excellent representation of Christmas music for trombones, containing a pleasant mix of sacred and secular tunes. It is particularly nice to hear the Tommy Pederson Christmas quintet arrangements put down on disc. They are a staple of any trombonists’ holiday repertoire, being fun to play and hear...From beginning to end this CD is a joy to listen to, and must have been a joy to record with such fine musicians.” ... Online Trombone Journal
Violin Concerto, Piano Concerto No. 2
The Victoria Symphony's 2011 release of music by Dutch composer Wim Zwaag, featuring Terence Tam on violin and Sara Buechner on piano, and conducted by Tania Miller. Available from the Victoria Symphony or on the composer's website.
Brad appeared as a substitute musician on this recording of Josef Suk’s Symphony No. 2 in C Minor, featuring the Malaysian Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Claus Peter Flor. This awesome recording is now available from the MPO.
Motets & Mass in E Minor
This beautiful recording by the Capriccio Vocal Ensemble under the direction of Michael Gormley can be purchased at the main office of Christ Church Cathedral in Victoria, BC.
Brad was Principal Trombonist of the Victoria Symphony for this recording of Splash favourites released in the 1990s. The recording is now sold out.