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Michael W. Trentalange

Aug 26, 1914 - Jan 17, 2013

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It would be impossible for me to summarize how much this man taught me. During some of the most difficult years of my life, he managed to teach me the fundamentals of just about all winds, and encouraged me, with the piano up in the back, to learn theory. There was much more: the question why we do these things, and possible answers

My condolences to the family. I studied reeds with Mike for many years. He was lovely, gentle man with a wicked sense of humor and a tremendous gift for music. One of a kind!!

Our sincere condolences to the family of this kind, and talented man. "Mr. Lang" was a music teacher to our son Justin, providing extraordinary lessons and encouragement on the saxophone. Michael Trentalang was one of a kind and we feel blessed to have known him.
The Krusko Family

Mickey was my saxophone teacher for a couple of years while I was in high school. He was the best teacher ever, boosted my confidence and got me involved in playing in the community. He had me join the Municipal Band for one summer, and I later went to New York to study music and worked in the music business. He was an amazing musician and a wonderful friend. Before I left for college, he found me a beautiful old Selmer saxophone, and he was always genuine, and very generous with his time...

One of the best musicians I have ever known,but an even better man! Rest in peace Mike. We will all miss you.

So sorry to hear of your loss. What an amazing person.
Thinking of you,

The Abbondondolo Familiy
Oxford Special Olympics

Mikey had such an inspiring life story.
We are among the thousands who will remember him always very fondly.
My late father, Bill Martinelli played in bands with Mikey & introduced us. Our son Chris took clarinet and sax with him, so I sat many a day with Mary Butkevicius at the shop. He and I would also chat at the Middlebury Library. We'll always remember those life-changing words in 1997: "Why doesn't Chris join the CT National Guard Band? It's a good billet."...

Dear Steve,
I was so sorry to hear the passing of Mickey. I was working more than 10 years with him at the Taft school. He was the most generous, warmhearted, helpful person i ever met. He was also an excellent musician. I learned many tricks form him. I fondly remember the time when we visited you at CERN laboratories in Switzerland when the Taft Jazz Band was on tour.
i have not seen him for more than 10 years now, but I thought of him many times. He will leave forever in my

I am terribly sorry for your loss


Michael's Obituary


Michael W. Trentalange

Owner of Michael Lange Music

Mr. Michael William Trentalange, noted Connecticut musician, died at Waterbury Hospital on Thursday, January 17, 2013 of complications from a fall. He was...

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