The gateway page for the Douglas Yeo Trombone Home Page.
History of yeodoug.com
A page that details the history of yeodoug.com, how and why it was launched, and the people behind it. This page was posted on the 10th birthday of yeodoug.com
on February 12, 2006.
My biographical sketch, with various links including colleges I attended
and schools at which I currently teach.
The New England Brass Band
This page will lead to the official website of the New England Brass
Band of which I was Music Director from 1998-2008.
and Publications Gateway to information about articles I
have written, recordings I have made and music I have arranged and written.
- Discography and List of
Publications I have compiled an extensive list of my
published arrangements, recordings I have made (solo, chamber and
with orchestra), and articles I have written. It also contains links
to articles I have written that are on other web sites.
- THE ONE HUNDRED: ESSENTIAL WORKS FOR THE SYMPHONIC BASS TROMBONIST Gateway to information about my new book,
THE ONE HUNDRED: ESSENTIAL WORKS FOR THE SYMPHONIC BASS TROMBONIST, the most comprehensive book on the subject of preparation of symphonic repertoire for bass trombone for
auditions and performances.
- APPPROACHING THE SERPENT: AN HISTORICAL AND PEDAGOGICAL OVERVIEW Gateway to information about my DVD production,
APROACHING THE SERPENT: AN HISTORICAL AND PEDAGOGICAL OVERVIEW featuring my playing, deomonstrating, and talking about the serpent. Recorded in 2009 and released in 2010, it is the only
video of its kind designed to both educate about the serpent and help players better develop their skills
- LE MONDE
DU SERPENT Gateway to information about my newest recording,
LE MONDE DU SERPENT featuring my playing the serpent, the 400 year
old instrument invented to accompany chant in the church which was subsequently used in chamber music,
military bands and in the orchestra. This
new album, recorded in 2002 and 2003, was released in October, 2003.
OF A MIND Gateway to information about my newest bass trombone recording,
TWO OF A MIND featuring tenor trombonist Nick Hudson
and me in an album of solos and duets accompanied by pianist David
Chapman and The Williams Fairey Band (Thomas Wyss, conducting). This
new album, recorded in August 2001, was released in March, 2002.
Gateway to complete information about my critically acclaimed solo
recording, CORNERSTONE which was released in March
2000, and contains arrangements of hymns and gospel songs with four
different pianists and readings by Bill Pearce.
Gateway to complete information about my critically acclaimed solo
recording, PROCLAMATION with Britain's Black Dyke
- Take 1
Gateway to complete information about my solo recording, Take
1, which features live performance given in concert from
1975-1997 including works accompanied by piano, concert band, and
- The Douglas
Yeo Floaty Pens Gateway to information about the Douglas
Floaty (Floating, Float, Tilt) Pens, links to other sites about this
unique piece of collectible art, and information on how to add one
to your collection
The Family Gateway to complete information about Boston
Symphony Orchestra Principal Trombone (retired) Ronald Barron's new recording,
In The Family, which features duets for tenor trombone
with other instruments including my arrangement of Dmitri Shostakovich's
Eight Preludes, Op. 34 for tenor and bass trombone
and Charles Smalls' Conversation.
the Trombone Gateway to complete information about the
new book for tenor and bass trombonists, published in both English
and German editions, by Edward Kleinhammer and Douglas Yeo.
Eugene Adam Collection Gateway to the Eugene Adam Collection,
an online resource including downloadable pdf files of music which
once belonged to Eugene Adam (former Boston Symphony trombonist) including
rare hand written manuscripts. Selected manuscripts are also available
in Finale format.
PDF Files. This page contains downloadable files of resources
on this website which may be obtained in PDF format, readable with the
free Adobe Acrobat Reader software. Included is my
the performing edition for trombone of the Bach Cello Suites.
I have authored dozens of articles relating to the trombone, music and
other subjects; many of them appear in this section.
In this, the largest section of my web site, I have included resources
of particular interest to trombonists, as well as my extensive article
on taking symphony orchestra auditions.
- Orchestral Trombone Audition
Repertoire List Tenor and Bass trombone lists with links
to excerpts that are on-line.
- Trombone History: An Annotated Bibliography
With the assistance of my friend (trombonist and musicologist) Howard Weiner, I have compied an annotated
bibliography of books, periodicals, lexicons and websites which will assist people who wish to know more about
the history of the trombone.
Auditions: Preparation and Execution - An extensive 13
chapter resource covering every aspect of preparing for and taking
Yeo Boston Symphony Orchestra Audition Tape - Listen
to the audition tape I made in 1984 which resulted in my being invited
to audition for the Boston Symphony Orchestra. Nine orchestral excerpts
in mp3 format.
- Taking German
Auditions - An adaptation (to reflect the experience
of auditioning for orchestras in Germany) of the resource above as
translated by Carl Lenthe for the German publication of Mastering
the Trombone by Edward Kleinhammer and Douglas Yeo, as
it appeared in Meisterhaft Posaune spielen.
- College level Bass Trombone
repertoire My personal list of method books, solos, excerpt
books, duets, etc. suitable for use by college level and professional
- Complete Bass Trombone Discography.
A list of all known solo recordings featuring bass trombonists whether
or not currently in print; includes ordering information, list of
- Resources for Young Players
A collection of information and links for young players and their teachers, mostly developed by my oldest daughter, Linda Yeo,
who is a private low brass instructor in the Chicago area.
- Church solo list.
A comprehensive list of solo trombone arrangements I frequently use
when playing in churches; includes publisher information and links
to sources for materials.
- Serpentists at Amiens
Cathedral (France). A mid-19th Century print of the choir
of Amiens Cathedral in France, showing two serpent players accompanying
Chester French: Sculptures In Situ. An online photo resource
featuring the sculpture (in situ) of American artist Daniel Chester
- Trombone Humor.
A selection of humorous items relating to the trombone.
- March 31, 1997 Solo recital
program and program notes. Complete information about
an unusual recital I gave in Jordan Hall, Boston.
Prototypes Photographs of prototype bass trombone mouthpieces
made en route to the development of the Yamaha Douglas Yeo Signature
Series Bass Trombone Mouthpiece.
- Music Through the Eyes of Faith.
Information about an important book by my mentor, Dr. Harold M. Best,
Dean, Wheaton College Conservatory of Music (retired) and President
of the National Association of Schools of Music (NASM).
Schedule A listing of my Boston Symphony Orchestra tour concerts,
solo recitals, masterclasses, speaking engagements, clinics and other
performances. Also links to the Boston Symphony, Boston Pops Orchestra
and Tanglewood home pages.
Music Links There are various links to external sites of
interest throughout my web site, but on this page I have put together
a list of links to specific interests of mine, including various brass
and trombone related resources, and links to information about the serpent
The Visual Humor of Don Stewart
Artist Don Stewart has created some great drawings that will make you smile. Visit this page to learn more about his fine work and view images
of his "Trombones", "Medusa" and "Shoe Horns."
Brass Band Aid
During its 2006-2007 season, the New England Brass Band partnered with the charity "Brass Band Aid" to raise money to help build and equip a school
in Adet, Ethiopia, under the auspices of World Vision. This page tells some of the story of the New England Brass Band's involvement with "Brass Band