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Errol Weiss Schlabach

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Errol Weiss Schlabach


Errol Weiss Schlabach (31 August 1942, Canton, Ohio - 19 August 2018, Concord, N.H.) was an American composer and teacher.

Schlabach studied at the Cleveland Institute of Music in Cleveland, Ohio, where he obtained his Master of Music degree in composition. He was subsequently a composer, arranger and saxophonist from 1966 to 1970 with the United States Navy Band in Washington D.C., and composed, arranged and played with the U.S. Marine Band from 1972 to 1976. Thereafter he was an educator, at Ashland College, Ohio, and Denison University, and a freelance composer and musician.

As a teacher for jazz studies and saxophone, he was affiliated with the State University of Plymouth in Plymouth (New Hampshire). For a certain time he was a tenor saxophonist in the Rick Brunetto Big Band. He also played with the Kennedy Center Orchestra, at Walt Disney World, and in Las Vegas. He is a sought-after soloist on many woodwind instruments (flute, oboe, clarinet and saxophone).

As a composer, Schlabach wrote works for concert band, jazz ensembles, chamber music and solo works.

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