|Adolph "Bud" Herseth recordings||00h:01m:46s|
|Establish the character of Don Juan at the beginning: captivating energy and immediacy of sound||00h:02m:32s|
|Lyrical solo - sweet, sung from the heart. Be aware of the notes with harmonic tension||00h:02m:57s|
|Character change at the triplet figure||00h:03m:49s|
|Careful in auditions that the high B doesn't get too loud. Keep sound and control in check||00h:04m:13s|
|Take the "swells" with a grain of salt||00h:05m:01s|
|Third excerpt is a finger twister - should be memorized||00h:05m:42s|
|Practice in different patterns or rhythms||00h:05m:55s|
|Letter I should be very snappy||00h:07m:00s|
Thomas Hooten, Principal Trumpet of the Los Angeles Philharmonic, performs and discusses three selections from Richard Strauss' Don Juan.
DON JUAN, OP. 20
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.