Tubaist Ralph Hepola is heard on forty-six recordings, many reissues and forty-three video productions.
The tuba is one of the most powerful and prominent instruments in the symphony orchestra. Ralph has played on outstanding classical recordings as well as four recordings by his traditional and contemporary jazz groups. This page includes some of those recordings. Click on an album cover to read about it.
Selected Ralph Hepola Discography:
Ralph Hepola – Tuba and Heptones blues, fusion, instrumental rock, contemporary jazz and classical music
Route 3 – An American Musical Journey popular American music and traditional jazz
Route 3 / HepTones both groups
BRITISH COMPOSERS – A CELEBRATION on the major label EMI Classics / Warner Classics
The world premiere recording of Kurt Weill’s Die Buergschaft with Spoleto Festival USA on the major label EMI
New York composer Ricky Ian Gordon’s The Grapes of Wrath
40 MOST BEAUTIFUL LOVE THEMES on the major label Warner Classics
The production of Silent Night for which composer Kevin Puts was awarded the 2012 Pulitzer Prize in Music
The Minnesota Orchestra Stravinsky Rite of Spring which was a 1997 Grammy Award Nominee for Best Engineered Classical Recording, and when re-issued on vinyl garnered the 2016 Rocky Mountain International Hi Fi Press Award for Best Audiophile Recording – Analogue
The recording and video of A Year with Frog and Toad from The Children’s Theatre in Minneapolis – “the country’s largest theatre for children and their families” which received three 2003 Tony Award nominations for Best Musical, Best Book of a Musical, and Best Original Score. The Children’s Theatre won the 2003 Regional Theatre Tony Award.
BRITISH COMPOSERS – ETHEL SMYTH on the major label EMI
Dominick Argento’s Te Deum – one of five nominees in the 34th Annual Grammy Awards for Best Contemporary Composition
Libby Larsen’s Coming Forth Into Day Choral Symphony which made her a 1987 Pulitzer Prize Finalist