Since Yesterday by Max Drexler

Since Yesterday by Max Drexler; photo of Max Drexler

World Premier of Brass Ensemble Arrangement

Ye Olde Towne Band's World Premier of Since Yesterday, composed in 1936 by violinist Max Drexler, was presented on Sunday afternoon July 29, 2012 during the Band's Summer Concert Series in Shoup Park, Los Altos, California.

When the band  learned of the song, Since Yesterday, they decided to take on the challenge of producing  and presenting it. With the encouragement of John DeLoach, conductor of the Band, trumpet section leader Bob Mosley took the responsibility for writing an arrangement for a six-part brass-choir.

Max Drexler was born in the city of Lemberg of the old Austrian-Hungarian empire in 1889. He began violin lessons at the age of six. In 1912, he emigrated to the United States and played the violin in New York theatres until 1918, when the theatres were shut down because of the Spanish flu epidemic. His musical aptitude allowed him to gain sufficient fluency in Chinese to manage a retail store in New York's Chinatown and later used his German and Polish language skills in sales roles. He copyrighted his love ballad, Since Yesterday in 1936 and played with small groups of friends until the age of 83.

Lyrics to "Since Yesterday" by Max Drexler
Listen to the World Premier
(2.17 MB MP3)

Wind Ensemble Musicians

  Paul Clement
  Paul Hubel
  Ted Tilton
YOTB Brass Ensemble Trumpets
  Jerry Rosenblum
  Cliff Smith
YOTB Brass Ensemble Trombones
  Elizabeth Neumann
YOTB Brass Ensemble Tuba
  John DeLoach
YOTB Conductor John DeLoach

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Last Updated:  11 August 2012
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