Small nws excemption3 Respighi: Pines of Rome, 2nd Mvt.

Orchestral Excerpts | Thomas Hooten, Trumpet
Bt movie not in use Solo is normally played offstage, so how do you play it in an audition? 00h:01m:09s
Bt movie not in use When you are playing offstage, you have more liberty to play with bigger sound 00h:01m:32s
Bt movie not in use Shouldn't be played forte or fortissimo, but shouldn't be too soft either 00h:01m:42s
Bt movie not in use Sound and character are most important 00h:02m:10s
Bt movie not in use Good rhythm is essential 00h:02m:24s
Bt movie not in use Pitch - keep G major in mind. Pull second slide out a bit 00h:02m:43s
Bt movie not in use Playing with vibrato - shouldn't be default sound, but rather folded in at the right moments 00h:03m:03s
Bt movie not in use No vibrato on notes of dissonance, and some vibrato for notes of release 00h:03m:57s

Thomas Hooten, Principal Trumpet of the Los Angeles Philharmonic, performs and discusses the offstage trumpet solo from the 2nd movement of Respighi's Pines of Rome.

Ottorino Respighi



Recorded Date: 12-02-2018

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Thomas Hooten

Thomas Hooten joined the Los Angeles Philharmonic as Principal Trumpet in the 2012-13 season. Mr. Hooten earned his Bachelor of Music from the University of South Florida and his Master of Music from Rice University. His primary trumpet teachers have included Armando Ghitalla, John Hagstrom and Don Owen. In 2000, Hooten earned a trumpet/cornet position with “The President’s Own” United States Marine Band in Washington, D.C., where he was often a featured soloist. While still in the Marine Band, Hooten won the 2nd trumpet audition with the Richmond (VA) Symphony and continued to work with them through 2004. Following his four-year enlistment in the Marine Band, Mr. Hooten was Assistant Principal Trumpet of the Indianapolis Symphony for two seasons. He was then Principal Trumpet of the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra from 2006-2012.