On Wednesday, September 22, 2010, Doug Yeo performed Stereogram No. 37 (”’Tis so Sweet to Trust in Jesus”), in a concert he shared with the Indiana State University (ISU) trombone choir. While Stereograms Nos. 1-30 contain all original material, many of the Stereograms numbered from 31-50 are variations, etudes or arrangements based upon the music of other composers. Stereogram No. 37 is based on the old hymn tune ”’Tis so Sweet to Trust in Jesus.” This is the second stereogram dedicated to Mr. Yeo, the first, No. 31, is based upon the hymn tune “How Great Thou Art” and may be down-loaded for free from his website, and viewed on youtube.
Mr. Yeo writes of No. 37….
“I am in Terre Haute, and will be playing your “ ‘Tis So Sweet” tonight at my recital. It is the perfect vehicle for a casual moment in the program while the piano is being rolled off stage to set up for a solo with trombone ensemble.” Many performers who present Stereograms have used them as encores, or in ‘ad hoc’ suites of Stereograms. Doug Yeo writes of his innovative approach: “Another idea is to play a recital and add one of your Stereograms between each of the larger pieces on the program. I heard a J. J. Johnson album once that put short – 30 second to 1 minute – classical pieces (arranged in jazz mode) between longer songs. Certainly there are many ways to use your pieces, most importantly as study materials.”
Mr. Yeo’s final post:
“Your Stereogram 37 was very well received this evening at my recital. I had a great time playing it and will use it again in the future. It just worked out to have just the right way and place to play it today. Thanks again for the piece.”
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