|Solo is normally played offstage, so how do you play it in an audition?||00h:01m:09s|
|When you are playing offstage, you have more liberty to play with bigger sound||00h:01m:32s|
|Shouldn't be played forte or fortissimo, but shouldn't be too soft either||00h:01m:42s|
|Sound and character are most important||00h:02m:10s|
|Good rhythm is essential||00h:02m:24s|
|Pitch - keep G major in mind. Pull second slide out a bit||00h:02m:43s|
|Playing with vibrato - shouldn't be default sound, but rather folded in at the right moments||00h:03m:03s|
|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.
PINES OF ROME
Recorded Date: 12-02-2018
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.