Featured Artists

  • Celeste Shearer: Horn

  • Jim Shearer: Tuba

  • Darrell Fitzpartin, Dena Kay Jones, Laura Spitzer: piano

New, intriguing music for horn, tuba, and piano. From Mexican-style dance to mesmerizing southwest-art-influenced, this new music is a welcome addition to the repertoire of these instruments!

Celeste Shearer plays horn with the Roswell Symphony Orchestra and the Southwest Chamber Consortium. She was a member of the El Paso Symphony from 1984 to 1991 under Maestro Abraham Chavez, and she continues her association with EPSO today serving as a regular substitute.

Jim Shearer is the Regents Professor of Music at New Mexico State University in Las Cruces, New Mexico, where he also holds the title of Distinguished Achievement Professor. Dr. Shearer has toured the United States, Europe, South America, and the Far East as a member of the NMSU Faculty Brass Quintet, El Paso Brass, and the Eastman Wind Ensemble, and as a soloist with many other ensembles both large and small.

Praise for the Haunted America Series

Haunted America Suite features five musical suites—including the spooky title set—that offer a well-balanced selection of spellbinding music. . . . virtuosic musical ability on display throughout the album.

New Mexico Magazine

This is a wonderful recording of new, highly accessible music for horn, tuba and piano, and the musicians on the recording perform brilliantly.

The Horn Call

Haunting refrains composed and performed by talented souls...

Las Cruces Sun News

This is supremely expressive collaborative playing by true virtuosos.

ITEA Journal

Track Listing

RAINES: Haunted America Suite • Vain Struggles and Lamentations • GRANT: Why/Because • PACK: Suite for horn, tuba and piano • CHAFFIN: Unfolding Motives • Faraway Nearby (based on the paintings of Georgia O’Keefe)