Personality profile

Photo: Bohumil Trnečka

Bohumil Trnečka

21 Mar 1924 Brno – 30 Apr 2009 Bratislava

brass music, jazz, classical music
composition, arranging, trombone, conducting

Bio

Bio

1947 – 1948
member of the Gustav Brom Orchestra
1949
member of Slovak Philharmonic (first trombonist, since 1970 second trombonist)
1951
external graduate of Conservatory in Brno, trombone and composition; member of the group RK Club of Richard Kubernát
1951 – 1954
Academy Of Performing Arts in Bratislava
1951 – 1956
teacher at Conservatory in Bratislava, trombone; leading of courses and training of amateur musicians organized by Educational Institute
1955 – 1956
the head of Slovak Philharmonic; member of the Dance Orchestra of Bratislava Undergraduates, and of the groups Kolektív 52, 53, Ján Siváček's orchestra and Dixieland of Siloš Pohanka
since 1960
focus on composing and pedagogical activities
1967 – 1972
composing songs for pop music singers: Helena Blehárová – Choď (Go), 1st prize in TV competition Vyberte si pesničku (Choose A Song); Dušan Grúň, Jana Kocianová, Eva Kostolányiová, Zdeněk Sychra, Marta a Tena Elefteriadu (To všetko bolo včera (All Of This Was Yesterday), awarded by Bratislava Lyre 1970) and others
1969 – 1978
the Secretary of Pop-music department in Association Of Slovak Composers
1980 – 1998
teaching in Conservatory (thanks to him, there is an optional subject of Arranging And Composition Of Popular Music And Jazz)
1983
leader of the Big Band of Bratislava Conservatory; performances: Bratislava Jazz Days (1986), Slovak Jazz Festival in Žilina (1986, 1989, 1990), Czechoslovak Jazz Festival Carlsbad (CZ, 1987), Jazz Festival Přerov (CZ, 1989), 2nd European Youth Music Festival Strasbourg (1989), Concours Europeen de Big Band de Jazz “Michel Legrand” Le Havre (1991)

Works

  • musical
  • Heavenly Riders

  • Beautiful Master's Wife

    1992
  • melodrama
  • Black and White

    melodrama for jazz orchestra and speaker (after eponymous poem by V. Majakovskij)
    1965 TEXT: Vladimir Majakovskij
    SCORING: spk, orch
  • orchestral works
  • Jazz Suite

    for orchestra
    1965 SCORING: orch
  • Little Idea

    for orchestra
    1965 SCORING: orch
  • Every Day

    for orchestra
    1966 SCORING: orch
  • Steps

    for orchestra
    1966 SCORING: orch
  • Rocket

    1970 SCORING: orch
  • solo voice(s), choir, and orchestra
  • Song about Liberty

    Song cycle to the 30th anniversary of liberation on the words of Ján Turan
    1975 16'
    TEXT: J. Turan
    SCORING: v, CM, orch
  • solo instrument(s) with orchestra
  • Fantasia

    for four French horns and orchestra
    1985 PUBLISHER: SHF 1986
    SCORING: 4cr, orch: 2fl, flp, 2ob, 2cl, 2fg, 4cr, 4tr, 3tn, tu, tp, cel, xlf, tom, clv, bat, sth, archi
  • Ballad

    Rhapsodic suite for clarinet, trumpet, trombone and orchestra
    1989 PUBLISHER: SHF 1989
    SCORING: cl, tr, tn, 2fl, 2ob, 2cl, 2fg, 4cr, tp, bat, pf, archi
  • one solo instrument with orchestra
  • Little Suite for Trumpet and Orchestra

    11'
    SCORING: tr, orch: 2fl, flp, 2ob, 2cl, 2fg, 4cr, 3tr, 3tn, tu, tp, vbf, xlf, tno, bat, archi, bgui
  • Walk in the Rhythm

    for trumpet and big band
    1965 SCORING: tr, orch
  • Colored Blues

    for trumpet and big band
    1967 SCORING: tr, orch
  • Colored Rhythm

    for trumpet and big band
    1977 SCORING: tr, orch
  • three solo instruments with orchestra
  • Dialogue

    for trumpet, saxophone, trombone and large orchestra
    1980 SCORING: tr, sxa, tn, 3tr, 2sxt, sxbr, 3tn, pf/sth, gui, bgui, con, bat, fl, archi
  • solo instrument
  • Three Frescos

    for bassoon
    PUBLISHER: SHF 1983
    SCORING: fg
  • wind quintet
  • Wind Quintet

    1965 SCORING: 2tr, cr, tn, tu
  • Music

    for brass quintet
    1985 13' 20''
    PUBLISHER: SHF 1985
    SCORING: 2tr, tn, cr, tu
  • eight instruments
  • Invention

    for wind octet
    1982 SCORING: 2ob, 2cl, 2cr, fg, fg/cfg
  • nine instruments
  • Nonet

    1967
  • transcriptions
  • Little Suite for Trumpet and Orchestra

    1979 SCORING: tr, fl, flp, ob, 2cl, clp, 4cr, 3tr, 2tres, trb, 2fc, fct, euf, 4tn, 2tu, bat
  • mixed choir
  • By an' by

    A negro spiritual
    1' 30''
    SCORING: CM
  • Come In and Stay a While

    SCORING: CM
  • Little David

    negro spiritual
    2'
    SCORING: CM
  • Passacaglia

    for mixed choir
    SCORING: CM
  • Sometimes I Feel

    for mixed choir
    1' 40'
    SCORING: CM
  • Star Dust

    for mixed choir
    3'
    SCORING: CM
  • pop music – songs
  • Frontové sny

    1975 TEXT: Ján Turan

Bibliography

  • Personal bibliography
  • Problémy frázovania v tanečnej hudbe
    1963 Institute of Culture 1963

Discography

  • Photo:
    1975 LP – Opus 9113 0359
    1. Peter Hanzely: Pieseň pre teba
      Karol Duchoň (v), Lubomír Pánek Choir, Gustav Brom Big-Band
    2. Ali Brezovský: Na slovíčko, leto
      Eva Mária Uhríková (v), Gustav Brom Big-Band
    3. Pavol Hammel: Rok 2000
      Pavol Hammel (v), Prúdy
    4. Ivan Horváth: Májový vánok
      Jana Kocianová (v), Gustav Brom Big-Band
    5. Vlado Oravec: Jasne svietia hviezdy
      Vlado Oravec (v), Gustav Brom Big-Band
    6. Ivan Horváth: Tak prišli k nám
      Marika Škultétyová (v), Gustav Brom Big-Band
    7. Ján Siváček: Leningradský koncert
      Marcela Laiferová (v), Gustav Brom Big-Band
    8. Vieroslav Matušík: Spomienka
      Karol Konárik (v), Gustav Brom Big-Band
    9. Bohumil Trnečka: Frontové sny
      Emília Došeková (v), Gustav Brom Big-Band
    10. Alojz Čobej: Priadka
      Dušan Grúň (v), Gustav Brom Big-Band
    11. Peter Hanzely: To všetko máj
      Eva Kostolányiová (v), Lubomír Pánek Choir, Gustav Brom Big-Band
    12. Juraj Čierny: Ty a iba ty
      Eva Kostolányiová (v), Ľuboš Novotný (v), Gustav Brom Big-Band
  • Photo:
    1970 LP – Supraphon 0 13 0530
    1. Dušan Pálka: Ešte raz ku tebe prídem
      Ivan Stanislav (v), Rytmická skupina Vladimíra Macheka
    2. Ernest Genersich: Prečo tak pozde, krásna pani
      Viliam Sobolič (v), Tanečný orchester Československého rozhlasu v Bratislave, Miloš Machek (dir.)
    3. Viliam Kostka: Čakám ťa, čakám
      Zdeněk Sychra (v), Vokálne kvarteto, Tanečný orchester Československého rozhlasu v Bratislave, Bohumil Trnečka (dir.)
    4. Gejza Dusík: Dedinka v údolí
      František Krištof Veselý (v), Tanečný orchester Tatra Revue, Juraj Berczeller (dir.)
    5. Ctibor Lenský: Nebolo to náhodou
      Melánia Olláryová (v), Tanečný orchester Československého rozhlasu v Bratislave, Bohumil Trnečka (dir.)
    6. Teodor Šebo-Martinský: Dnes mám prvé randevú
      Jiří Štědroň (v), Gustav Brom Big-Band
    7. Pavol Čády: Biele margaréty
      Norbert Fiebig (v), Tanečný orchester Československého rozhlasu v Bratislave, Miloš Machek (dir.)
    8. Gejza Dusík: Rodný môj kraj
      Jozef Kuchár (v), Vokálne kvarteto, Tanečný orchester Československého rozhlasu v Bratislave, Miloš Machek (dir.)
    9. Róbert Hrebenár: Čo srdce nečušíš
      Dušan Grúň (v), Vokálne kvarteto, Tanečný orchester Československého rozhlasu v Bratislave, Bohumil Trnečka (dir.)
    10. František Kováčik: Nesmúť za mnou
      Gabriela Hermélyová (v), Tanečný orchester Československého rozhlasu v Bratislave, Miloš Machek (dir.)
    11. Jozef Frank Zemplínsky: Skôr než odídeš
      Jiří Štědroň (v), Gustav Brom Big-Band
    12. Karol Elbert: Do zajtra čakaj
      Helena Blehárová (v), Gustav Brom Big-Band
    13. Zdeněk Cón: Nečakaj ma už nikdy
      Jozef Kuchár (v), Tanečný orchester Československého rozhlasu v Bratislave, Bohumil Trnečka (dir.)
    14. Andrej Lieskovský: Náladová láska
      Tatiana Hubinská (v), Traditional Club Bratislava, Igor Čelko (dir.)

Awards

  • Slovak Jazz Festival Žilina
    1990
  • Slovak Jazz Festival Žilina
    1989
  • Carlsbad International Jazz festival
    1987
  • Slovak Jazz Festival Žilina
    1986
  • Prize of the Union of Slovak Composers
    1974 for aktivitu v oblasti politickej piesne
  • Contest of Amateur Jazz Groups, Prague
    1947

Premieres

  • First performances in Slovakia
  • Bohumil Trnečka: Ballad
    Rhapsodic suite for clarinet, trumpet, trombone and orchestra
    24 Apr
    1989
    First performances in Slovakia
    Nitra, SK
    PERFORMERS: Alexander Jaško (cl), Vladimír Jaško (tr), Michal Jaško (tn)


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