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Ralph Hepola was born into a Scandinavian-American family in Saint Paul, Minnesota in the United States where his early eclectic musical interests led to piano study before starting on the tuba at age twelve. At seventeen, he was chosen to play before the British Royal Family in the Manitoba All-Province Band at Brandon University in Manitoba, Canada. While still in high school, Ralph began performing as an extra musician with the Minnesota Orchestra, which later included recordings, and tours to Carnegie Hall and Lincoln Center in New York City. While still a teenager, Ralph won a position with The United States Army Band of Washington, D.C

Tuba

Label: Spectrum Recordings
Released: 2019
Track listing: 1) Roots and Wings 7:11 2) Clarion Call 5:41 3) Hepmobile 2:06 4) Blue Moment 2:16 5) Phraseology 5:53 6) Ralph’s Riff 5:19 7) Through the Wringer 5:23 8) Incoming Blues 6:09 9) Black-Eyed Susan 3:07 10) Scottish Lullaby 3:07 11) Mary, Young and Fair 3:39 12) American Landscape 5:04 Blue Moment; Clarion Call; Hepmobile; Incoming Blues and Phraseology composed and arranged by Ralph Hepola. American Landscape and Roots and Wings composed and arranged by Ralph Hepola and Peter Shu. Three Traditional Celtic Airs: Black-Eyed Susan; Mary, Young and Fair and Scottish Lullaby arranged by Ralph Hepola and Peter Shu. Ralph’s Riff and Through the Wringer composed and arranged by Peter Lothringer.

ARTICLE: TAKE FIVE WITH...

Take Five with Ralph Hepola

Read "Take Five with Ralph Hepola" reviewed by Ralph Hepola

About Ralph Hepola Born in Saint Paul, Minnesota in the United States, Ralph Hepola studied piano before starting on the tuba at age twelve. At seventeen, he was chosen to play before the British Royal Family in the Manitoba All-Province Band at Brandon, Manitoba in Canada. While still in high school, Ralph began performing ...

NEWS: AWARD / GRANT

Tubaist Ralph Hepola Awarded Recording Grant from the Southwest Minnesota Arts Council

Tubaist Ralph Hepola Awarded Recording Grant from the Southwest Minnesota Arts Council

The Southwest Minnesota Arts Council has awarded tuba player Ralph Hepola a five thousand dollar Individual Artist Career Grant. Under the grant proposal, Hepola will make recordings and videos documenting his work as an improvising tubaist. The project begins later this month at Wild Sound, the jny: Minneapolis recording studio-of-choice for jazz and classical musicians. Wild ...

40 Most Beautiful Love Themes

Label: Warner Classics 511598
Released: 2008

Route 3 / HepTones

Label: Spectrum Recordings CD 183820
Released: 2007
Track listing: Route 3: 1) I Got Rhythm - George Gershwin, lyrics: Ira Gershwin, 1930; 2) The Green Door - Bob Davie, lyrics: Marvin Moore, 1956; 3) Medley: Londonderry Air - traditional Irish / Danny Boy - Frederick Edward Weatherly, 1913; 4) Honolulu I Am Coming Back Again - F.B. Silverwood, D. Lindeman, 1919; 5) If I Only Had a Brain - Harold Arlen, lyrics: E.Y. Harburg, 1939; 6) Choucoune (The Mocking Bird) - Michel Mauleart Monton, 19th century; 7) Twelfth Street Rag - Euday L. Bowman, 1914; 8) Route 3 - R. Hepola; HepTones: 9) Le Basque - Marin Marais (1656-1728); 10) Hornpipe a l’Inglese - Johann Ernst Galliard (1687-1749); 11) Spiritoso - Johann Ernst Galliard (1687-1749); 12) This Is My Father’s World - English melody; 13) A Slow Hot Wind - Henry Mancini, 1963; 14) View from Vallarta - R. Hepola; 15) At Last - Harry Warren, 1942; 16) Pipe Up! - R. Hepola

The Grapes of Wrath by Ricky Ian Gordon

Label: PS Classics PS-866 (3 compact discs)
Released: 2007

A Prairie Home Companion, Duets

Label: HighBridge HBP 89753
Released: 2006

Skyward My People Rose, Music of William Grant Still

Label: reissue: Clarion CLR905CD
Released: 2004


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