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Trumpeter Greenhoe will play UI recital with Gerhild Krapf Greenhoe

IOWA CITY, Iowa -- David Greenhoe, trumpet professor at the University of Iowa School of Music, and pianist Gerhild Krapf Greenhoe will perform a free UI faculty recital, featuring music from the 18th through 20th centuries, at 3 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 26, in Clapp Recital Hall on the UI campus.

The program will include two works by Krapf Greenhoe's father, former UI organ professor Gerhard Krapf. Other works on the program will be former UI student Robert Brownlow's "Contrivance X" for solo trumpet, a portion of which was written for Greenhoe; the Concerto in C minor of 18th-century composer Alessandro Marcello; "Hymne" by Jean-Michel Damase; and the Sonata for trumpet and piano of Karl Pilss.

Greenhoe will use four different trumpets during the program, choosing instruments that fit the individual pieces. The trumpets differ in pitch, with one each in B-flat, C, D and F; and in the size of the bore -- that is, how large the opening is in the tubing of the instrument, which affects the quality of the sound. One of the four -- to be used in the pieces by Gerhard Krapf -- is a unique instrument that was built to Greenhoe's specifications by the respected brass-instrument maker Stephen Shires, an Iowa City native who works in Boston.

The two works by Krapf were originally written for recorder and harpsichord and are being played for this recital by trumpet and piano with the composer's permission. "Kinderland," written for Krapf's daughters, is based on German children's nursery rhymes, songs and fairy tales. The second work is a set of variations on a 17th-century German folk song, "Es ist ein Schnitter" (There is a reaper). The song was apparently written in memory of a young "flower of high nobility," as a note on an early copy recalls, who had died suddenly in January, 1637, in the Bavarian city of Regensburg.

Brownlow's "Contrivance X" has two movements, each dedicated to one of the composer's trumpet teachers. The first movement was inspired by a love for J.S. Bach's music that Brownlow shares with Greenhoe, and it was modeled specifically after a movement from one of the Bach sonatas for solo violin. The second movement is dedicated to Ron Fox, who teaches trumpet at Luther College in Decorah, and features passages of rapid tonguing for which Fox is known.

Originally composed for oboe, Marcello's Concerto in C minor has received several transpositions and adaptations, including an elaborate version for keyboard arranged by J.S. Bach. It has been adapted for trumpet and piano by Greenhoe, with reference to embellishments that were added by Bach to his keyboard version.
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Greenhoe has been on the faculty of the UI School of Music and the principal trumpeter of the Quad City Symphony since 1979. He is also chair of the brass area at the UI and plays first trumpet in the UI Iowa Brass Quintet. He is active as a soloist and recitalist, and during summer seasons he performs as solo trumpeter with the Lake Placid (N.Y.) Sinfonietta, a post he has held since 1975.

Prior to coming to Iowa, Greenhoe was a member and soloist of "The President's Own" -- the United States Marine Band in Washington D.C. -- and a member of the music performance faculty at Ball State University in Indiana. He has also performed with the Milwaukee Symphony, the Rochester (N.Y.) Philharmonic and the Ft. Wayne (Ind.) Philharmonic.

Krapf Greenhoe received bachelor's and master's degrees in organ from the UI, where she studied with the current area head, Delbert Disselhorst. Her father was also an important influence in her musical training. She has served as organist in several Iowa City churches, and has performed as both pianist and organist in concerts and recitals.

Krapf Greenhoe received a J.D. degree from the UI College of Law in 1985 and is currently assistant to the director and staff attorney of the UI Hospitals and Clinics.
For more information, contact the School of Music at (319) 335-1667.