Eclipse Chamber Orchestra Bassoonist Truman Harris is also the Orchestra's Composer-in-Residence, Assistant Principal Bassoonist of the National Symphony Orchestra and bassoonist of the Capitol Woodwind Quintet.
In addition to his compositions, Mr. Harris has arranged many works for woodwind quintet and groups of woodwind instruments. Mr. Harris’s original works for chamber orchestra have been given their premieres by ECO, with Sylia Alimena conducting, including Concertino for Flute & Orchestra, Fanfare (for the Tenth), Concertino for Horn and Chamber Orchestra, and Morning Music for String Orchestra. The Naxos label is preparing an album devoted to his music, performed by ECO.
Truman Harris also has composed music for members of the National Symphony Orchestra, including Prelude for Twelve Violas, conducted and premiered by Leonard Slatkin and the NSO, and Sinfonia for Brass Quintet. Members of the NSO have premiered Carnival for Four Double Basses and Trio for Bassoons and Contrabassoon. A performance at the Kennedy Center of his Variations for Bassoon, Trumpet, Horn, Cello and Double Bass was televised nationwide.