On Wednesday, September 22, 2010, Doug Yeo performed Stereogram No. 37 (â€â€™Tis so Sweet to Trust in Jesusâ€), in a concert he shared with the Indiana State University (ISU) trombone choir. Â 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. Â Stereogram No. 37 is based on the old hymn tune â€â€™Tis so Sweet to Trust in Jesus.â€ Â This is the second stereogram dedicated to Mr. Yeo, the first, No. 31, is based upon the hymn tune â€œHow Great Thou Artâ€ and may be down-loaded for free from his website, and viewed on youtube.
Mr. Yeo writes of No. 37â€¦.
â€œI am in Terre Haute, and will be playing your â€œ â€˜Tis So Sweetâ€ tonight at my recital. Â 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.â€ Â Many performers who present Stereograms have used them as encores, or in â€˜ad hocâ€™ suites of Stereograms. Doug Yeo writes of his innovative approach: Â â€œAnother idea is to play a recital and add one of your Stereograms between each of the larger pieces on the program. Â I heard a J. J. Johnson album once that put short â€“ 30 second to 1 minute â€“ classical pieces (arranged in jazz mode) between longer songs. Â Certainly there are many ways to use your pieces, most importantly as study materials.â€
Mr. Yeoâ€™s final post:
â€œYour Stereogram 37 was very well received this evening at my recital. Â 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. Â Thanks again for the piece.â€
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Try Stereogram No. 37A, as well!