The Trombone, Redefined

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Thursday, August 13, 2015

Jumping Trombone (Pw95/Flickr)

Are you a trombone enthusiast that's tired of hearing nothing but Bolero and the Launy Grohndal Concerto? Are you hungering for some fresh and imaginative pieces that feature this unusually-designed brass instrument?

Look no further, friend-o. Today's show features a number of chamber works that will put the trombone in a completely new context. Take, for instance, Roland Moser's Vorrende for two trombones (alto and bass), percussion and church (that's right, the church is an instrument in this piece).

Trombone Unit Hannover is famous for creating and performing exceptional new pieces for trombone choir – we'll hear two examples by Anders Hillborg and trombonist/composer Christian Lindberg. Finally, we'll hear a new concerto by a master wind and brass composer, Jeff Tyzik.

Think you know the trombone? Better check in with us to get up to date.

 

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Brad Balliett and Doug Balliett

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