James Naigus

Music of Paul Basler

Paul Basler is Professor of Horn at the University of Florida where he teaches horn and undergraduate composition courses and has been a member of the faculty since 1993. One of the most performed composers of his generation, his music has been received with enthusiastic acclaim throughout the world, the New York Times describing his music as “virtuosic and highly athletic.”

Cool Breeze

Notes from the composer:

Cool Breeze for two horns and piano was written as a gift for Jeffrey Agrell in loving friendship and great appreciation for his enormous contributions to the musical world. The work takes its inspiration from the North American folk rock music scene of the mid 1960's to early 1970's particularly the music of Mama Cass and the group The Mamas & the Papas. My childhood memories are filled with hearing and singing the music of that era's counterculture whether at home, in elementary school or in our radically progressive, politically and socially active, Vatican II embracing Catholic Church in Menomonee Falls, Wisconsin. It was an exciting time that continues to inspire and influence my musical and personal life to this day. Cool Breeze received its premiere performance at the 2018 Kendall Betts Horn Camp with James Naigus and Alexis Lovelady on horn and the composer on piano.

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Journey

Journey is a dramatic 12-minute single movement work for horn and piano. It was written in 2017 for James Naigus and premiered at the 2017 Kendall Betts Horn Camp.


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Passages

Passages for flute, horn, and piano was commissioned by and written for Jennifer Brimson Cooper and Zachary A. Cooper.
This commission was funded in part by the Meir Rimon Commissioning Assistance Program of the International Horn Society.

The premiere performance was at the Northwest Horn Symposium at Central Washington State University in April, 2016 with Jennifer Brimson Cooper, Zachary A. Cooper​ and the composer on piano. The work deals with the aftermath of the end of a long term relationship. There are a few quotes from previous works dealing with the same issue. In the end, all is well.​

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Symphonic Dances for Horn and Band

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Perusal score and demo recording availble upon request.

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