Deep Inside the Sacred Temple
Euphonium duet and piano
Composed by Georges Bizet (1838-1875). Arranged by Noah Taylor. Chamber music, 20th century. Published by Potenza Music (P2.80177).
Item Number: P2.80177
Award-winning composer Noah D. Taylor (b. 1982) is an exciting and versatile talent noted as having an "extraordinary gift" and a "grand compositional voice with an immense melodic range." At 16, Taylor had his first symphonic band works premiered. Taylor's concert works have become internationally published and performed. His Concerto No. 1 in D Minor for marimba and orchestra was premiered at the Capital University NOW Music Festival by marimbist Brenton Dunnington and the Capital University-Bexley Community Orchestra in 2005. Since its debut, this concerto has been nationally recognized and performed.
Taylor was featured as the guest composer at The University of Minnesota's Percussion Extravaganza. There, his work The Hunt for marimba & percussion ensemble was premiered along with the marimba concerto. Taylor's prolific work for symphonic band has also become celebrated. His piece Condition Red for symphonic band has been widely performed at music conservatories around the nation, with feature performances at the 2004 College Band Directors National Association convention in Cincinnati, Ohio; Kansas State University, Capital University and Ball State University. Most recently, Taylor served as the guest conductor and composer-in- residence for the 2012 University of Wisconsin-Superior Tri-State Band Festival.
In 2009 Taylor joined the United States Army as an Army Bandsman and has been stationed at Ft. Sam Houston and Ft. Knox as a trombone player and audio engineer. In 2015 Taylor was appointed as the Staff Arranger for the United States Military Academy Band at West Point. His arrangements have been featured on many of the West Point Band's concerts, as well as the West Point-Fox News Holiday Special.
Taylor graduated with a master of music in music composition from Bowling Green State University and a bachelor of music in music composition from the Capital University Conservatory of Music. He has studied with influential composers, ranging from James Swearingen, Rocky Reuter and Barry Kopetz to Marilyn Shrude, Burton Beerman and Elainie Lillios.