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Canadian Compositions for Trombone

(last updated September 13, 2017)

For more detailed information on many of these works, please consult my doctoral dissertation: Canadian solo trombone recital repertoire: An annotated bibliography - a comprehensive examination of 135 selected works from this list (music for unaccompanied trombone, and music for trombone and piano, composed from 1952 to 2012).


Each listing follows this format:

COMPOSER, date

Title (date of composition) Instrumentation. Duration.

Details of first performance.

[publisher information]

CD: Performer: "Title" - Label/number (recording date) (see Discography for more details)

Link to score or audio sample.

Individual movement titles.

Canadian Music Centre Library call number


 

Trombone solo (55)

 

ARSENEAULT, Raynald, 1945-1995

Canzone No. 2 from "Cinque canzoni" (1975) For trombone (tenor or bass). Duration: 6 min.

Dedicated to Gilles Senon.

A pedagogical discussion of this work can be found in A Guide to Solo Canadian Trombone Literature Available Through the Canadian Music Centre (1985) by Karen A. Maxwell; edited by Patricia Martin Shand. Toronto, ON: Canadian Music Centre.

CMC #: MI 6113 A781ci

 

AUGER, Evelin, 1956-

Nestor et Cactusse (1996) For solo trombone (version 1 for tenor trombone or cello; version 2 for bass trombone) or euphonium or tuba. Duration: 3:45.

Premiere: Julia Bantin (Julia McIntyre), bass trombone.

[published by Symphony Land 10753 (version for tenor) / 10754 (version for bass) - France]

Listen to recording (version for bass trombone) here (video includes scrolling score).

 

BADIAN, Maya, 1945-

Profiles [Profils] (1978) For trombone. Duration: 7 min.

Composed for the "Concours International Viotti, Italie". Premiere: 1978, International Competition for Young Performers, Vercelli, Italy; Alexandru Graur, trombone.

This work is briefly described in Timbral Diversity: An Annotated Bibliography of Selected Solo Works for the Tenor Trombone Containing Extended Techniques (2008) by James Max Adams. DA diss., University of Northern Colorado. ProQuest (ATT 3318401).

This work is listed in ACNMP's Contemporary Showcase Syllabus (Class 2103 Advanced).

[published by Les Éditions Doberman-Yppan DO 118, 1990 - St-Nicolas, QC]

[published by Lucian Badian Editions LB 5 (ISMN M-53001-055-6), 1993 - Ottawa, ON]

[updated and revised edition published by Lucian Badian Editions LB 5A (ISMN: M-53001-627-5), 2014 - Ottawa, ON]

CD: Sylvain Jacob, trombone: "Compositions for Instrumental Ensembles by Maya Badian" - Lucian Badian Editions LBCD 1011-2003 (2003)

CD: Sylvain Jacob, trombone: "Music for Archaeus: Compositions for Instrumental Ensembles and Solos by Maya Badian" - Lucian Badian Editions LBCD 1015-2008 (2008)

Listen to Centrestreams recording here (requires login).

I. First Profile -- II. Second Profile (Senza misura, senza rigore) -- III. Third Profile (Lento e poi poco a poco).

CMC #: MI 6113 B136pr (Doberman-Yppan)

CMC #: MI 6113 B136pro (Lucian Badian)

 

BAUER, Robert, 1950-

On the way to... (1990) For trombone. Duration: 2 min.

Dedicated to the composer's son Reuben Bauer. Premiere: April, 2006, Dunn Theatre, Dalhousie Arts Centre, Halifax, NS; Reuben Bauer, trombone.

CMC #: MI 6113 B344on

 

BLAIR, Dean, 1932-

Sonata for trombone alone [Dialogues for solo bass trombone] (1991) Duration: 6 min.

Premiere: Fall, 1992, Harris Auditorium, Memphis State University, Memphis, TN; David Bratcher, trombone.

[published by TAP Music Sales TBSO20 - Newton, IA]

Download score sample here.

I. Boss and a "Yes Man" -- II. Stubborn Husband and Whining Wife -- III. Minuet: Awkward Couple Dancing -- IV. Man Wrestling with His Conscience.

CMC #: MI 6113 B635so

 

BONNIER, Bernard, 1952-1994

Étude No. 3 (1974) For trombone. Duration: 10 min.

L'oeuvre est une satire de la manie de l'époque de faire produire au trombone des sons qui ne lui appartiennent pas.

 

BOUDREAU, Michelle, 1956-

Brune (2011) For trombone. Duration: 10 min.

Created with the support of the Canada Council for the Arts. Premiere: June 1, 2013, Édifice Gaston-Miron, Montréal, QC; Maxime Pagé, trombone.

Brune I -- Brune II (Un jour, le soir) -- Nocturnes matines III -- Nocturnes matines IV -- Nocturnes matines V.

 

BOWLBY, Timothy, 1958-

Preliminaries (1998) For trombone. Duration: 6:30.

Composed for Michael Smith.

 

BRADY, Timothy, 1956-

Solo III: Trombone [from Solos/Trios: Book II] (1979) For trombone. Duration: ca. 5 min.

CMC #: MI 3113 B812so

 

BUHR, Darren, 1968-

Dirge (2002) For bass trombone. Duration: 6 min.

Written in memory of Audrey Buhr (1944-1998).

[published by Lassus Publications LP-16, 2003 - Victoria, BC]

Download score sample here.

Listen to recording here.

 

CAVELL, Peter, 1981-

Mechanical Monkeys (Killing the Sun) (2005) For trombone (doubling on triangle). Duration: 2 min.

Premiere: Spring 2006, University of Victoria, BC; Peter Cavell, trombone.

 

CELONA, John, 1947-

Multiphony III (Gradients) (1972) For trombone. Duration: 9 min.

Dedicated to Ted Grove. Premiere: 1973, San Diego, CA; Ted Grove, trombone.

This work is discussed in An Annotated Bibliography of the Unaccompanied Solo Repertoire for Trombone (1976) by Thomas Earl Senff. DMA diss., University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. ProQuest (ATT 7616191).

This work is also discussed in Annotated Guide to Bass Trombone Literature (1985, p. 10) by Thomas G. Everett. Nashville, TN: The Brass Press.

This work is also discussed in An Annotated Database of 102 Selected Published Works for Trombone Requiring Multiphonics (2005) by Michael McKenney Davidson. DMA diss., University of Cincinatti. ProQuest (ATT 3191815).

[published by TAP Music Sales TB-MU01, 1974 - Newton, IA]

 

CHERNEY, Brian, 1942-

Jam for Frances (1997) For trombone. Duration: 12 min.

Commissioned especially for Alain Trudel by the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation. Dedication: "For Frances Wainwright with all best wishes on the occasion of her retirement from CBC Radio Music, May 25, 1997". Premiere: May 25, 1997, Redpath Hall, McGill University, Montreal, QC. Alain Trudel, trombone.

This work is discussed in Alain Trudel's Legacy: Selected Canadian Trombone Repertoire, 1984-2001 (2002, pp. 41-48) by Jennifer Raine. DMA diss., Manhattan School of Music.

CMC #: MI 6113 C521jam

 

COJOCARU, Dora, 1963-

Fragmenti (1996) For trombone.

Premiere: May 27, 1999, Musée G. Enerco, Bucuresti, Roumanie; Barrie Webb, trombone.

CMC #: MI 6113 C681fra

 

CREAGHAN, J. Andrew, 1953-

Largo (1996) For trombone.

CMC #: MI 6113 C912la

 

DEDRICK, Christopher, 1947-2010

Lyric Etude (?) For bass trombone. Duration: 4:15.

This work is discussed in An Annotated Bibliography of the Unaccompanied Solo Repertoire for Trombone (1976) by Thomas Earl Senff. DMA diss., University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. ProQuest (ATT 7616191).

This work is also briefly discussed in Annotated Guide to Bass Trombone Literature (1985, p. 11) by Thomas G. Everett. Nashville, TN: The Brass Press.

[published by Almitra Music Co., Inc. (Kendor) 1972, 6139A- Delevan, NY] - (Out of Print)

 

DEDRICK, Christopher, 1947-2010

Prelude and March (?) For bass trombone. Duration: 3:30.

This work is discussed in An Annotated Bibliography of the Unaccompanied Solo Repertoire for Trombone (1976) by Thomas Earl Senff. DMA diss., University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. ProQuest (ATT 7616191).

This work is also discussed in An Annotated Database of 102 Selected Published Works for Trombone Requiring Multiphonics (2005) by Michael McKenney Davidson. DMA diss., University of Cincinatti. ProQuest (ATT 3191815).

This work is also discussed in Annotated Guide to Bass Trombone Literature (1985, p. 11) by Thomas G. Everett. Nashville, TN: The Brass Press.

[published by Almitra Music Co., Inc. (Kendor) 1972, 6140A - Delevan, NY] - (Out of Print)

 

DÉSILETS, Richard, 1957-

Un endroit pour trombone (2006) Duration: 4:15.

Digital download: Richard Désilets: Un endroit (MIDI)

CMC #: MI 6113 D457ent

 

DOOL, Charles, 1933-

2015 Flight (2015) For trombone (or trombone and piano).

I. Spritely -- II. -- III. Andante.

 

DOOL, Charles, 1933-

Driven! (2015) For trombone (or trombone and piano).

 

DOOL, Charles, 1933-

Suite for Unaccompanied Trombone, Op. 60 (1997) Duration: 6 min.

Premiere: April 9, 1998, Victoria, BC; Brad Howland, trombone.

[published by Lassus Publications LP-12, 1997 - Victoria, BC]

Download score sample here.

Listen to recording of 3rd movement here.

I. Adagio maestoso -- II. Andante -- III. Scherzo -- IV. Andante.

 

FAZZOLARI, Sandro, 1966-

Cody, Op. 6 No. 3 (1992) A monologue opera for solo trombone (tenor or bass). Libretto by the composer. Duration: 10 min.

Commissioned by Kevin James. Dedicated to trombonists: Kevin James, Dale Sorensen and Felix Del Tredici. Premiere: 1994, Minneapolis, MN; Kevin James, trombone.

[published by Preludio Edizioni PLS25914, 2014 - Milano, Italy]

Download score sample here.

 

FITCH, Fabrice, 1967-

Agricola IXb: Je n'ay dueil (2012) For tenor sackbut (may also be played on trombone). Duration: 5 min.

Written for Daniel Serafini. Premiere: January 10, 2014, Room 30, National Gallery, London, UK; Daniel Serafini, sackbut.

[published in the Oxford journal Early Music, Vol. 41 No. 1 (2013), pp. 138-139]

 

FRIEDMAN, Nathan, 1989-

HER&HIS/ZAG&ZIG (2011) For trombone (any number). Duration: 2-5 min.

Premiere: October 15, 2011, Phillip T. Young Recital Hall, Victoria, BC; Aubrey Kelly, trombone.

Listen to recording here.

 

GRIGG, Jordan, 1972-

A Lyrical Moment (2013) For trombone. Duration: 1:30.

Premiere: June 2013, North Alton Baptist Church, Kentville, NS.

[published on Scoreexchange and Musicaneo]

View score sample and listen to MIDI recording here.

 

HARLEY, James, 1959-

Collage I (1982) For trombone (with F attachment). Duration: ca. 10 min.

Premiere: May 26, 1982, Western Washington University, Bellingham, WA; James Tempest, trombone.

Download score sample here.

CMC #: MI 6113 H285col

 

HARROP, Todd, 1970-

Ki Ko (1994) For trombone. Duration: 13 min. Sound poetry by composer.

Premiere: April 12, 1997, Open Space, Victoria, BC; Matthew McConchie, trombone.

Download score sample here.

CMC #: MI 6113 H32ki

 

HARTERY, Aiden, 1988-

Dual Posaune; for solo trombonist with a dual persona (2013) For trombone. Duration: 12 min.

Commissioned by Stephen Ivany. Premiere: November 18, 2013, Walter Hall, University of Toronto, ON; Stephen Ivany, trombone.

Listen to recording here.

 

JONES, Keith Davies, 1947-

Soliloquy (1986) For trombone. Duration: 2:40.

 

KULESHA, Gary, 1954-

Mirror (2013) For trombone. Duration: 4:25. This is the third movement of Kulesha's Sonata for Trombone and Piano, and may be performed separately.

Premiere: August 5, 2014, Ottawa Chamberfest, École secondaire publique De La Salle, Ottawa, ON; Gordon Wolfe, trombone.

CD: Gordon Wolfe, trombone: "Reflections" - Gordon Wolfe

Listen to recording sample here.

 

lanza, alcides, 1929-

hip'nes I (1973) For one or more low pitched instruments. Duration: 14 min.

Dedicated to James Fulkerson. Premiere: March 28, 1973, Akademie der Künste, West Berlin; composers/performers group; James Fulkerson, trombone; alcides lanza, conductor.

[Published by Boosey & Hawkes B. Ens. 208, 1977 - New York, NY]

Listen to recording here.

 

LEMAY, Robert, 1960-

Stuntman (2005) For trombone. Duration: 10 min.

Dedicated to James C. Lebens. Premiere: September 23, 2005, Salle Henri-Gagnon, Université Laval, QC; James Lebens, trombone.

Listen to Centrestreams recording here (requires login).

CMC #: MI 6113 L549stu

 

LUDWIG, Christopher, 1972-

The Road to Paradise (1998) For bass trombone. Duration: 7 min.

Premiere: October 25, 1998, West Point Grey United Church, Vancouver, BC; Kenneth Pearce, bass trombone.

CD: Kenneth Pearce, bass trombone: "The Road to Paradise: The Works of Christopher Ludwig" - (1998)

Listen to recording here.

I. The Road -- II Paradise.

 

MARCEL, Luc, 1962-

Ne pas fermer les yeux (1990) For trombone. Duration: ca. 7 min.

Premiere: December 12, 1991, Redpath Hall, McGill University, Montreal, QC; Alain Trudel, trombone.

This work is discussed in Alain Trudel's Legacy: Selected Canadian Trombone Repertoire, 1984-2001 (2002, pp. 26-33) by Jennifer Raine. DMA diss., Manhattan School of Music.

 

McINTYRE, Paul, 1931-

News of the day (1998) Ricercar for Solo Trombone and Metronome. Duration: 4 min.

For Hugh Fraser.

Download score sample here.

CMC #: MI 6113 M1525ne

 

McKENZIE, Robert, 1953-

Indigo (1987) For trombone. Duration: 8 min.

Premiere: January, 1988, University of British Columbia School of Music Recital Hall, Vancouver, BC; Rob McKenzie, trombone.

CD: Neal Bennett, trombone: "Ziggurat" - Redshift Records TK433

Listen to recording sample here.

 

McKINLEY, Maxime, 1979-

Intermittences cérébrales et/ou rotor cervical (1999) For trombone. Duration: 4:30.

Premiere: March 1999, Salle Gabriel-Cusson, Montréal, QC; Benoît Paradis, trombone.

 

MILLS-COCKELL, John, 1943-

Windows (1966) For trombone.

Premiere: 1966, New Music Series, Isaacs Gallery, Toronto, ON; Stuart Dempster, trombone.

 

MORLOCK, Jocelyn, 1969-

After the Rain (2012) For trombone. Duration: 6 min.

Commissioned by Neal Bennett. Premiere: November 23, 2013, Northern Conservatory of Music Faculty and Friends Series, St. Paul's United Church, New Liskeard, ON; Neal Bennett, trombone.

CD: Neal Bennett, trombone: "Ziggurat" - Redshift Records TK433

Listen to recording here.

 

NORTH, Eric, 1988-

Chasing the Unknown (2009) For bass trombone. Duration: 3 min.

This work was reviewed in the International Trombone Association Journal, October 2011 (Vol. 39 No. 4, p. 46) by Peter Fielding.

Premiere: March 2, 2009, Rybnik School of Music, Rybnik, Poland; Jonathan Warburton, bass trombone.

[published by Cherry Classics 2323 - Vancouver, BC]

Download score sample here.

 

PALMER, Frank, 1971-

the earth has fallen from orbit (2001) For trombone.

 

PEARCE, Monica, 1984-

Wit (2005) For trombone. Duration: 3:30.

Premiere: February 5, 2006, Brunton Auditorium, Mount Allison University, Sackville, NB; Douglas Leblanc, trombone.

 

PENTLAND, Barbara, 1912-2000

Variable Winds (1979) Version 4 for trombone or bass clarinet and optional percussion (3 tom-toms or bongos). Duration: 5:30.

For students of wind instruments and a friend interested in percussion.

Download score sample here.

Listen to Centrestreams recording (of the oboe version) here (requires login).

I. Sirocco -- II. Nor'-easter -- III. Squalls -- IV. Zephyr.

CMC #: MI 8270 P419va4

 

RIDDLE, Peter, 1939-

Soliloquy For Trombone (1976)

Written for Gordon Simms. Premiere: November, 1980, Texas; Neill Humfeld, trombone.

[published by Seesaw Music Corp. (2712), 1976 - New York, NY]

 

RIDDLE, Peter, 1939-

Solo Sonata For Tenor Trombone (1980)

Dedicated to the composer's mother, Evelyn Riddle. Premiere: 1981, Atlantic Canadian Composers Association concert; Joseph Riedel, trombone.

[published by The Music Workshop Press, 1980 - Wolfville, NS] - (Out of Print)

[published by Seesaw Music Corp. (2713), 1982 - New York, NY]

 

ROSE, François, 1959-

Le murmure incessant (2015) For trombone. Duration: 10:10.

Commissioned by and dedicated to Jen Baker. Premiere: February 5, 2017; The Spectrum, New York, NY; Jen Baker, trombone.

CMC #: MI 6113 R795mu

 

ROZANKOVIC, Anthony, 1962-

Pardonnez-moi mon ignorance (1984) For trombone. Duration: 4:15.

Dedication: "à mon ami Alain Trudel".

This work is discussed in Alain Trudel's Legacy: Selected Canadian Trombone Repertoire, 1984-2001 (2002, pp. 20-25) by Jennifer Raine. DMA diss., Manhattan School of Music.

[published by Cazes-Cuivres, 1986] - (Out of Print)

CD: Alain Trudel, trombone: "Récital" - Société Nouvelle d'Enregistrement SNE-563-CD (1990)

Watch video here.

 

SENCHUK, Peter, 1974-

Episode One (2004) For trombone. Duration: 3 min.

Premiere: summer 2005; John Rutherford, trombone.

[published by Forest Glade Music - Los Angeles, CA]

 

SHARMAN, Rodney, 1958-

Morning Fog - Souvenir of San Francisco (2000) For trombone or baritone (euphonium) or tuba. Duration: 2 min.

Commissioned by the British Columbia Region of the Canadian Music Centre through the British Columbia 2000 Millenium Arts and Heritage Fund.

This work is listed in ACNMP's Contemporary Showcase Syllabus (Class 2101 Junior).

Download score sample here.

CMC #: MI 6113 S531mo

 

TRUDEL, Alain, 1966-

Grand-Louis (1987) For trombone. Duration: 12 min.

Premiere: June 13, 1990, International Trombone Festival, Dalton Center Recital Hall, Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, MI; Alain Trudel, trombone.

This work is discussed in Alain Trudel's Legacy: Selected Canadian Trombone Repertoire, 1984-2001 (2002, pp. 34-40) by Jennifer Raine. DMA diss., Manhattan School of Music.

I. La Forêt (The Forest) -- II. L'Histoire (The Story) -- III. Danse.

 

TSABARY, Eldad, 1969-

Elohay, Neshama (2007) For trombone (based on poems by the late Benny Lehman). Duration: 6 min.

Premiere: June 26, 2007, Summer Trombone Workshop, Rock Hall, Temple University, Philadelphia, PA; Haim Avitsur, trombone.

 

TSABARY, Eldad, 1969-

Mikhtav LeYaldi SheAdain Lo Nolad (2005) For trombone (based on poems by the late Benny Lehman). Duration: 5 min.

Premiere: June 26, 2007, Summer Trombone Workshop, Rock Hall, Temple University, Philadelphia, PA; Haim Avitsur, trombone.

 

UNDERHILL, Owen, 1954-

Trombone Walking (2010) For trombone. Duration: 5:15.

Premiere: January 23, 2010, Museum of Anthropology, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC; Jeremy Berkman, trombone.

Download score sample here.

CMC #: MI 6113 U55tro

 

WALL, Dave, 1960-

Sillons (1996) For bass trombone. Duration: ca. 7 min.

Commissioned by Ken Read. Premiere: February 14, 1998; The Yardbird Suite, Edmonton, AB; Ken Read, bass trombone.

Listen to recording sample here.

I. -- II. -- III. -- IV. -- V.

 

WEINZWEIG, John, 1913-2006

Riffs II (1991) For trombone. Duration: 7 min.

Dedicated to Alastair Kay. Premiere: April 26, 1992, The Music Gallery, Toronto, ON; Alastair Kay, trombone.

This work is listed in ACNMP's Contemporary Showcase Syllabus (Class 2103 Advanced), and also in the Royal Conservatory of Music's Official Examination Syllabus for Brass, 2003 Edition (Performer's ARCT).

Download score sample here.

CMC #: MI 6113 W4245ri

 

Trombone and piano (111)

 

ATHERTON, Edmund T., 1950-

Parking Ticket Outrage (2012) For trombone and piano.

 

ATHERTON, Edmund T., 1950-

Three Speed Invention (2009) For trombone and piano. Duration: 4:30.

Premiere: March 8, 2012, Christ Church Deer Park, Toronto, ON; Dale Sorensen, trombone; Vanessa May-lok Lee, piano.

 

AUGER, Evelin, 1956-

Huiles (Sonate No. 4) (2005) For trombone and piano. Also in a version for trombone and orchestra.

[published by Symphony Land 10707 - France]

I. Pointillisme mécanique -- II. Pluies d'Avril -- III. Chromatisme rural.

 

AUGER, Evelin, 1956-

Meditation (2ème mouvement de la Sonata Classica No. 3) (2004) For trombone and piano. Duration: 2:30.

Premiere: 2005; Evelin Auger, trombone.

[published by Symphony Land 10708 - France]

II. Andante moderato.

 

AUGER, Evelin, 1956-

Rafales (1995) For bass trombone (or tenor trombone or tuba) and piano. Also in a version for bass trombone and brass ensemble. Duration: 5:00.

[published by Symphony Land 10756 - France]

Listen to recording (version for double bass) here (video includes scrolling score).

 

BASHAW, Howard, 1957-

Music for Trombone and Piano (1998) For tenor or bass trombone and piano. Duration: 12 min.

Commissioned through the Canada Council for the Arts by trombonists Ken Read and Andrew Clayden, and pianist Corey Hamm. Premiere: Fall 1999, Edmonton, Alberta; Ken Read, bass trombone; Corey Hamm, piano.

CD: Ken Read, bass trombone: "Bashaw" - Arktos 20039/40 (2-CD set) (version for bass trombone)

I. Fragments and Episodes I -- II. Tapestry: Scales -- III. Fragments and Episodes II -- IV. Yet Again... -- V. Fragments and Episodes III -- VI. Skitter -- VII. Fragments and Episodes IV.

 

BLAIR, Dean, 1932-

Sonata for Trombone (1963) For trombone and piano. Duration: 8:00.

Written for a senior student at Wisconsin State College, Stevens Point.

[published by TAP Music Sales TBSO13, 1986 - Newton, IA]

I. Allegro -- II. Andante -- II. Tempo di Minuet -- IV. Allegro marcato.

 

BOCHARD, Christel, 1953-

Fanfare and Processional (1978) For trombone and piano. Duration: 5:30.

Premiere: 1978, University of British Columbia Recital Hall, Vancouver, BC; Dan Bochard, trombone; Christel Bochard, piano.

This work is listed in the Royal Conservatory of Music's Official Examination Syllabus for Brass, 2003 Edition (Grade 10).

 

BOUCHARD, Rémi, 1936-

Prairie Desert (1980) For trombone and piano. Duration: 2:30.

Written for Robert Fraser.

This work is listed in ACNMP's Contemporary Showcase Syllabus (Class 2102 Intermediate).

[published by Pine Grove Music PG-01 - Crapaud, PE]

CMC #: MI 6213 B752pra

 

BOUCHARD, Rémi, 1936-

Riding Mountain (1982) For trombone and piano. Duration: 3:30.

Dedicated to Robert Fraser.

This work is listed in ACNMP's Contemporary Showcase Syllabus (Class 2102 Intermediate).

[published by Pine Grove Music PG-02 - Crapaud, PE]

CMC #: MI 6213 B752rid

 

BUHR, Darren, 1968-

Sonata for Trombone and Piano (1999) Duration: 14:30.

Premiere: November 19, 1999, Victoria, British Columbia; Brad Howland, trombone.

This work was reviewed in the International Trombone Association Journal, October 2002 (Vol. 30 No. 4, p. 93) by Joel Elias.

[published by Lassus Publications LP-11, 1999 - Victoria, BC]

Download score sample here.

Listen to recording here.

I. Quickly -- II. Waltz -- III. Rondo.

 

BURDICK, Richard, 1961-

Trombone Sonata, Op. 27 (1985, rev. 2014) For trombone and piano. Duration: 10 min.

[published by I Ching Music]

Listen to recording here (video includes scrolling score).

I. Allegro -- II. Allegro -- III. Allegro.

 

BUTTERFIELD, Christopher, 1952-

Three Bagatelles (2008) For trombone and piano. Duration: 2:30.

[published by Lassus Publications LP-CB1, 2008- Victoria, BC]

Download score sample here.

Listen to recording here.

I. quarter=80 -- II. quarter=72 -- III. quarter=80.

 

CAMINO, Xavier, 1964-

Concerto for Trombone and Orchestra, Op. 21 [formerly titled Déconcerto] (2002, rev. 2014) Reduction for trombone and piano by the composer. Duration: 15:40.

I. Adagio -- II. Allegro -- III. Allegro moderato.

 

CARON, Jason, 1989-

Rhapsody (2011) For trombone and piano. Duration: 8 min.

Premiere: November 22, 2011, Walter Hall, University of Toronto, ON; Dale Sorensen, trombone; Florence Mak, piano.

Listen to recording of premiere performance here.

 

CHATILLON, Jean, 1937-

Sonata for Trombone and Piano, Op. 42-A (2007) Duration: 12 min.

Premiere: July 30, 2008, The Kirk of St. James, Charlottetown, PE; Dale Sorensen, trombone; Frances McBurnie, piano.

I. Andante -- II. Andante -- III. Andante deciso -- IV. Allegretto agitando.

 

CHAULK, David, 1958-

Ballade (1980) For bass or tenor trombone and piano.

Premiere: 1980, Asbury University, Wilmore, Kentucky; Curtis Britcher, bass trombone.

[published by Experianza Music Limited - Auckland, New Zealand; 2016]

View score sample and listen to audio (MIDI) sample here (bass trombone version) or here (tenor trombone version).

 

CHAULK, David, 1958-

Book of Alleged Romances (2004) For bass trombone and piano.

Commissioned by the New Zealand Brass Band Association for the 2004 National Brass Band Championships Solo Competition.

[Published by Muso's Media - currently out of print]

I. Wrong time, wrong place -- II. My mother warned me -- III. Girl from Palermo -- IV. Whirlwind.

 

CHAULK, David, 1958-

Night Song (2016) For euphonium or trombone or bassoon and piano.

[published by Experianza Music Limited - Auckland, New Zealand; 2016]

View score sample and listen to audio (MIDI) sample here.

 

CHAULK, David, 1958-

Tango de Pesar (2006) For trombone or euphonium and piano.

Premiere: July, 2006, Dunedin, New Zealand; David Chaulk, trombone; Lee Martelli, piano.

[published by Experianza Music Limited - Auckland, New Zealand; 2017]

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CHAULK, David, 1958-

Tanz, Song und Jagd (2016) For trombone and piano.

Commissioned for the 2017 New Zealand National Brass Band Championships Solo Competition. Premiere: April, 2017, Te Whaea, Wellington, New Zealand; Dale Vail, winning trombonist.

[published by Experianza Music Limited - Auckland, New Zealand; 2016]

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COLGRASS, Michael, 1932-

Mystic With A Credit Card (1978, rev. 2003) For trombone and synthesizer or electronic keyboard. Duration: 6:30. (This piece is one movement of a 35-minute work for brass quintet called "Flashbacks").

Commissioned by the CBC for the Canadian Brass. Premiere: February 6, 1979, Alice Tully Hall, New York, NY; Eugene Watts, trombone.

This work is briefly described in Timbral Diversity: An Annotated Bibliography of Selected Solo Works for the Tenor Trombone Containing Extended Techniques (2008) by James Max Adams. DA diss., University of Northern Colorado. ProQuest (ATT 3318401).

[published by Colgrass Music COL4 (ISBN 0825852862), 2003; Carl Fischer, agent]

CD: Mark Hetzler, trombone: "Blues, Ballads and Beyond" - Summit DCD 668

Watch video of live performance here.

CMC #: MI 9221 C695mys

 

CORKE, Philip, 1954-

Prélude, Blues and Waltz (1997) For trombone and piano. Duration: 7 min.

Written for Mark Reindl. Premiere: 1997, Pineland Presbyterian Church, Burlington, ON; Mark Reindl, trombone; Philip Corke, piano.

This work is listed in ACNMP's Contemporary Showcase Syllabus (Class 2102 Intermediate).

 

COVEY, Richard, 1979-

Fantasia (2003) For trombone and piano. Duration: 10 min.

Commissioned by Nicholas Francis. Premiere: February 3, 2004, University of British Columbia Recital Hall, Vancouver, BC; Nicholas Francis, trombone; Richard Covey, piano.

[published by Cherry Classics 2081 - Vancouver, BC]

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COVEY, Richard, 1979-

Improvvisando (2010) For trombone and piano. Duration: 8:45.

Premiere: September 27, 2010, Steel Recital Hall, UPEI, Charlottetown, PE; Dale Sorensen, trombone; Richard Covey, piano.

Listen to recording here.

 

CRAWLEY, Clifford, 1929-2016

Divertissements (1991) For euphonium/baritone or trombone or bassoon or bass clarinet, and piano.

I. Levet -- II. Eclogue -- III. Rant.

CMC #: MI 6215 C911di

 

DEDRICK, Christopher, 1947-2010

Awakening (1972) For trombone and piano. Also in a version for trombone and band. Duration: 5:30.

Dedicated to Richard Fote.

[published by Almitra Music Co., Inc. (Kendor) 1972 - Delevan, NY] - (Out of Print)

 

DEDRICK, Christopher, 1947-2010

Inspiration (1970) For bass trombone and piano. Also in a version for trombone and chamber ensemble. Duration: 11:30.

Dedicated to Dr. Thomas Streeter.

This work is discussed in Annotated Guide to Bass Trombone Literature (1985, p. 45) by Thomas G. Everett. Nashville, TN: The Brass Press.

[published by Almitra Music Co., Inc. (Kendor) 6155A, 1973 - Delevan, NY] - (Out of Print)

I. Largo / Allegretto / Allegro maestoso -- II. Rubato / A tempo Moderato -- III. Allegro.

 

DEDRICK, Christopher, 1947-2010

Petite Suite (?) For bass trombone and piano. Duration: 5:00.

This work is discussed in Annotated Guide to Bass Trombone Literature (1985, p. 22) by Thomas G. Everett. Nashville, TN: The Brass Press.

[published by Almitra Music Co., Inc. (Kendor) 6125A, 1972 - Delevan, NY] - (Out of Print)

I. Rubato -- II. Allegro -- III. Peacefully.

 

DEEGAN, Roger, 1928-2006

The last words of Crowfoot (1999) For bass trombone and piano.

Premiere: 01/04/1999, The Yardbird Suite, Edmonton, AB; Ken Read, bass trombone; Cory Hamm, piano.

[published by Turtleford Music, 1999]

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CMC #: MI 6213 D311la

 

DION, Denis, 1957-

En passant (2005) For trombone and piano.

Premiere: September 23, 2005, Salle Henri-Gagnon, Université Laval, QC; James Lebens, trombone; Arturo Nieto-Dorantes, piano.

 

DOLIN, Samuel, 1917-2002

Kinesis I and Kinesis II (1981) For viola or violoncello or trombone or tuba, and piano. Duration: ca. 6 min. (Kinesis I & II may be played separately).

Commissioned by the Alliance for Canadian New Music Projects with a grant from the Ontario Arts Council.

A pedagogical discussion of this work can be found in A Guide to Solo Canadian Trombone Literature Available Through the Canadian Music Centre (1985) by Karen A. Maxwell; edited by Patricia Martin Shand. Toronto, ON: Canadian Music Centre.

This work is listed in ACNMP's Contemporary Showcase Syllabus (Class 2103 Advanced).

Listen to Centrestreams recording (partial performance of the cello version) here (requires login).

CMC #: MI 8205 D664ki

 

DOOL, Charles, 1933-

2015 Flight (2015) For trombone (or trombone and piano).

I. Spritely -- II. -- III. Andante.

 

DOOL, Charles, 1933-

Driven! (2015) For trombone (or trombone and piano).

 

DUFF, Jim, 1941-

Birds (1994) For bass trombone, piano, and optional double/electric bass.

Commissioned by Kenneth Knowles. Premiere: 1994, Memorial University of Newfoundland, St. John's, NL; Kenneth Knowles, bass trombone; Kristina Szutor, piano.

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I. Blackbird -- II. Bluebird -- III. Yardbird.

CMC #: MI 8325 D855bi

 

DUNCAN, Laurie Matthew, 1956-

Elegy (2011) For trombone and piano. Duration: 7:10.

Dedicated to Keith Jones. Premiere: August 3, 2011, The Kirk of St. James, Charlottetown, PEI; Dale Sorensen, trombone; Frances McBurnie, piano.

[published by Pine Grove Music PG-11 - Crapaud, PE]

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CMC #: MI 6213 D9115el

 

DUNCAN, Laurie Matthew, 1956-

Sonata No. 1 for Trombone and Piano (2011) Duration: 12:30.

Dedicated to Keith Jones. Premiere: May 24, 2012, Walter Hall, University of Toronto, ON; Dale Sorensen, trombone; Vanessa May-lok Lee, piano.

[published by Pine Grove Music PG-12 - Crapaud, PE]

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I. Vivace -- II. Lento -- III. Animato.

CMC #: MI 6213 D9115so

 

DUNCAN, Laurie Matthew, 1956-

Sonata No. 2 for Trombone and Piano (2013) Duration: 23:55.

Dedicated to Dale Sorensen. Premiere: November 1, 2015, Laudamus Auditorium, Canadian Mennonite University, Winnipeg, MB; Dale Sorensen, trombone; Laurie Matthew Duncan, piano.

[published by Pine Grove Music PG-13 - Crapaud, PE]

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I. Placido -- II. Vivace -- III. Lamento -- IV. Energico.

CMC #: MI 6213 D9115so2

 

DUTTON, Brent, 1950-

Music for Trombone and Piano (1972-73)

Premiere: 1989, San Diego State University, CA; Ron Robinson, trombone.

[published by Seesaw Music Corp. (0818), 1981 - New York, NY]

I. -- II. -- III.

 

FILIATREAULT, Serge, 1958-

Chanson pour Louise (1986) For voice and piano. Two transcriptions by the composer: for tenor trombone and piano, and bass trombone and piano.

Premiere: April 24, 2003, Salle Serge Garant, Université de Montréal, QC; Julie Lévesque, tenor trombone; Renée Lavergne, piano.

 

FILIATREAULT, Serge, 1958-

Le ver solitaire (1982-83) For tuba or bass trombone and piano. Duration: 15 min.

Premiere: 1984, Radio-Canada; Alain Cazes, tuba; Danielle Boucher, piano.

 

FILIATREAULT, Serge, 1958-

Odyssée (1980) For bass trombone and piano. Duration: 4 min.

Premiere: 1982, McGill University, Montréal, QC; Serge Filiatreault, bass trombone; Dominique Laberge, piano.

This work is briefly discussed in Annotated Guide to Bass Trombone Literature (1985, p. 23) by Thomas G. Everett. Nashville, TN: The Brass Press.

[published by Cazes Cuivres ISBN: 2920275011 - Montréal, QC] - (Out of Print. Available from Pine Grove Music)

 

FLEMING, Robert, 1921-1976.

A musician in the family (1952) For trombone and piano. Duration: ca. 2 min.

Premiere: 1952, Ottawa, ON; William McCauley, trombone; Robert Fleming, piano.

A pedagogical discussion of this work can be found in A Guide to Solo Canadian Trombone Literature Available Through the Canadian Music Centre (1985) by Karen A. Maxwell; edited by Patricia Martin Shand. Toronto, ON: Canadian Music Centre.

This work is listed in ACNMP's Contemporary Showcase Syllabus (Class 2101 Junior), and also in the Royal Conservatory of Music's Official Examination Syllabus for Brass, 2003 Edition (Grade 4).

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CMC #: MI 6213 F598mu

 

FODI, John, 1944-2009

Pi, Opus 18 (1968) For trombone and piano. Duration: ca. 6 min.

Dedicated to Kenneth Knowles and Susan Stone. Composed for the John Adaskin Project. Premiere: 1968, University of Toronto, ON; Kenneth Knowles, trombone.

A pedagogical discussion of this work can be found in A Guide to Solo Canadian Trombone Literature Available Through the Canadian Music Centre (1985) by Karen A. Maxwell; edited by Patricia Martin Shand. Toronto, ON: Canadian Music Centre.

This work is also briefly discussed in Annotated Guide to Bass Trombone Literature (1985, p. 23) by Thomas G. Everett. Nashville, TN: The Brass Press.

This work is listed in ACNMP's Contemporary Showcase Syllabus (Class 2103 Advanced), and also in the Royal Conservatory of Music's Official Examination Syllabus for Brass, 2003 Edition (Performer's ARCT).

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CMC #: MI 6213 F653pi

 

FORSYTH, Malcolm, 1936-2011

"These Cloud-capp'd Towers - Concert Piece for Trombone and Orchestra" (1989 - piano reduction 1990). Reduction for trombone and piano by the composer. Duration: 12 min.

This work is discussed in Alain Trudel's Legacy: Selected Canadian Trombone Repertoire, 1984-2001 (2002, pp. 65-71) by Jennifer Raine. DMA diss., Manhattan School of Music.

This work was reviewed in the International Trombone Association Journal, January 2012 (Vol. 40 No. 1, pp. 39-40) by Joel Elias.

[Published by Counterpoint Musical Services Inc., 1990 - Toronto, ON]

CD: Alain Trudel, trombone: "21st International Trombone Workshop" - Hochschule für Musik Detmold HSD 003 (version for trombone and orchestra)

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I. Melancolico, ma con moto -- II. Vivo e nervoso.

CMC #: MI 6213 F735the

 

FRANCIS, Nicholas, 1977-

Fantasy on the Skye Boat Song (2000) For tenor or bass trombone and piano. Duration: ca. 8:00.

Written for Barnaby Kerekes. Premiere: 2000 or 2001, University of British Columbia Recital Hall, Vancouver, BC; Barnaby Kerekes, bass trombone.

[published by Cherry Classics 2144 - Vancouver, BC]

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FURLONG, Greg, 1959-

Sonata for Trombone and Piano (2001) Duration: 12 min.

Commissioned by Brad Howland. Premiere: 2001, Toronto, ON; Greg Furlong, trombone; Andrew Hellebust, piano (private performance, preceded by Howland's CD recording).

[published by Lassus Publications LP-BC15, 2002 - Victoria, BC]

CD: Brad Howland, trombone: "Northern Soundings: Music for Trombone by Canadian Composers" - Lassus Audio LP-CD314

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Listen to recording here.

I. Allegro, energico -- II. Reflectively -- III. Vivace.

 

GENGE, Anthony, 1952-

Shadows and Glass (2004) For trombone (or cello) and piano. Duration: 7:30.

Written for Dale Sorensen. Premiere: November 27, 2004, Beaconsfield's Carriage House, Charlottetown, PE; Dale Sorensen, trombone; Jacqueline Sorensen, piano.

Listen to Centrestreams recording (of the cello version) here (requires login).

 

GILLESPIE, Yvonne, 1961-

Excursions (2010) For trombone and piano. Duration: 5:30.

Commissioned by James Chilton. Premiere: April 13, 2011, Navy Club of Toronto, ON; James Chilton, trombone; Rebecca 'tMannetje, piano.

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I. Excursion I -- II. Excursion II -- III. Excursion III.

CMC #: MI 6213 G478ex

 

GODIN, Scott Edward, 1970-

#17a (2003, rev. 2004) For trombone and piano (composer's arrangement of #17 for alto saxophone and piano). Duration: 6:30.

Written for and dedicated to Hugh Topham. Premiere (trombone version): February 5, 2016, Newfound Music Festival XIII, D.F. Cook Recital Hall, Memorial University of Newfoundland, St. John's, NL; Dale Sorensen, trombone; Phil Roberts, piano.

Listen to recording of alto saxophone version here.

 

GOOD, Scott, 1972-

Soliloquy (1996) For bassoon (or cello or trombone) and piano. Duration: 4 min.

Premiere: February 23, 1997, The Music Gallery, Toronto, ON; Scott Good, bass trombone; Anthony Zarb, piano.

 

GRIGG, Jordan, 1972-

Nocturne for Trombone and Piano (2007) Duration: 3 min.

Premiere: June 2009, North Alton Baptist Church, Kentville, NS.

[published on Scoreexchange and Musicaneo]

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HARLAP, Aharon, 1941-

Nerve (1975) For trombone and piano. Duration: 2 min.

Dedication: "To my neighbour Eitan". Premiere: 1976, Jerusalem; Eitan Bezalel, trombone; Zmira Luzky, piano.

[published by The Israel Music Institute IMI 462, 1982]

 

HARTERY, Aiden, 1988-

Concert Piece (2011) For trombone and piano. Duration: 5 min.

The composer has withdrawn this work from his catalogue.

 

HÉTU, Jacques, 1938-2010

Concerto pour trombone, Op. 57 (1995) For trombone and orchestra - piano reduction by the composer. Duration: 20 min.

Dedicated to Alain Trudel.

This work is discussed in Alain Trudel's Legacy: Selected Canadian Trombone Repertoire, 1984-2001 (2002, pp. 86-93) by Jennifer Raine. DMA diss., Manhattan School of Music.

[published by Les Éditions Doberman-Yppan DO 204, 1996 - St-Nicolas, QC]

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I. Andante con moto - Allegro moderato -- II. Adagio -- III. Andante - Allegro con brio.

 

HILL, Charles

Idyll for trombone and piano.

[published by Gordon V. Thompson Limited, 1968 - Toronto, ON]

 

HILL, Charles

Labourers' Song for trombone and piano.

[published by Gordon V. Thompson Limited, 1969 - Toronto, ON]

 

HILL, Charles

Northern Dance for trombone and piano.

[published by Gordon V. Thompson Limited, 1969 - Toronto, ON]

 

HILL, Harry, 1893-1972.

Orchids, Op. 25 (1934) For wind instrument and piano.

[published by Waterloo Music Company Limited, 1934 - Waterloo, ON]

 

HODKINSON, Sydney, 1934-

Trauermusik (1984) For trombone or cello, piano, and optional percussion. Duration: 12 min. [Essentially the same work as Hodkinson's Steps of Time for trombone or cello and string quartet or string orchestra].

Written for John Marcellus & Marion Davies. Premiere: October 20, 1985, Rochester, NY; John Marcellus, trombone.

This work is discussed in American Trombone Solos Written from 1960 to 1990 Deserving Greater Recognition and Exposure: An Annotated Bibliography (1991, p. 77) by Joseph Robert Crider. DA diss., University of Northern Colorado. ProQuest (ATT 9216415).

[Published by Theodore Presser 144-40384, 2000 - King of Prussia, PA]

 

HOFFMAN, Laura, 1948-

Darker colours (2002) For trombone and piano. Duration: 8 min.

Commissioned by Dale Sorensen. Created with a grant from the Nova Scotia Arts Council. Premiere: November 17, 2002, The Music Room, Halifax, NS; Dale Sorensen, trombone; Jacqueline Sorensen, piano.

CMC #: MI 6213 H699da

 

JONES, Robert Frederick, 1947-2012

Chorale Preludes, Op. 41 (1989) For trombone and piano. Duration: 8 min.

Commissioned by and dedicated to David Martin. Premiere: January 30, 1989, University of Western Ontario, London, ON; David Martin, trombone; Robert Jones, piano.

This work is listed in ACNMP's Contemporary Showcase Syllabus (Class 2103 Advanced).

CD: Brad Howland, trombone: "Northern Soundings: Music for Trombone by Canadian Composers" - Lassus Audio LP-CD314

CD: David Russell Martin, trombone: "Fleurs et Épines" - Fiori Records 0036

I. Largo e pesante -- II. Andante moderato -- III. Andante.

CMC #: MI 6213 J78ch

 

KEANE, David, 1943-

Song and Rondo (1964) For tuba or bass trombone and piano.

This work is briefly discussed in Annotated Guide to Bass Trombone Literature (1985, pp. 25-26) by Thomas G. Everett. Nashville, TN: The Brass Press.

Download score sample here.

CMC #: MI 6214 K24so

I. Lento -- II. Allegro.

 

KOVARIK, Christopher, 1970-

Sonata for Trombone and Piano (2013). Duration: 16:30.

I. Allegro Moderato -- II. Larghetto -- III. Tempo di scherzo -- IV. Largo - Presto.

 

KRAMER, Eliazer, 1988-

Lamentation (2016) For trombone and piano. Duration: 5:45.

Premiere: May 19, 2017, Salle Claude-Champagne, Université de Montréal, QC; Evrim Can Dogan, trombone; Atakan Sari, piano.

Watch video here.

An earlier, shorter version of this work was premiered on August 28, 2016; Unitarian Church of Montreal, QC; Matthew Russell, trombone; Eliazer Kramer, piano.

Watch video of earlier version here.

 

KULESHA, Gary, 1954-

Sonata for Trombone and Piano (2013). Duration: 18:00. The third movement (for trombone alone) may be performed separately under the title "Mirror".

Premiere: August 5, 2014, Ottawa Chamberfest, École secondaire publique De La Salle, Ottawa, ON; Gordon Wolfe, trombone; James Parker, piano.

CD: Gordon Wolfe, trombone: "Reflections" - Gordon Wolfe

Listen to recording sample here.

I. Rubato -- II. Allegro -- III. Cantabile e Rubato ("Mirror") -- IV. Lively.

 

LUDWIG, Christopher, 1972-

A Fresh Start (2000) For bass trombone and piano.

Premiere: 2000, UBC; Kenneth Pearce, bass trombone.

I. -- II. -- III.

 

MacLEAN, Alasdair, 1955-

trombone & piano (2012) For trombone and piano.

Commissioned by Dale Sorensen with a grant from the Canada Council for the Arts. Premiere: August 5, 2013; The Kirk of St. James, Charlottetown, PEI; Dale Sorensen, trombone; Frances McBurnie, piano.

[Published by Potenza Music, 2016 - Evansville, IN]

Download score sample here.

CMC #: MI 6213 M163tro

 

MAUTE, Matthias, 1963-

Noncerto RR11 Lumières (2016) For trombone and piano. Duration: 9:30.

Premiere: August 28, 2016; Unitarian Church of Montreal, QC; Matthew Russell, trombone; Sandra Hunt, piano.

Watch video here: Mvts 1 & 2 - Mvts 3 & 4 - Mvt 5.

I. Nuit blanche -- II. Spectacle 1: Une danse dans la neige -- III. Gastronomie -- IV. Spectacle 2: Une danse sur la glace -- V. Le lendemain.

 

McCAULEY, William A., 1917-1999

Five Miniatures For Bass Trombone, Harp and Strings (1959) - piano reduction. Duration: 8:00.

Dedicated to Emory Remington.

A pedagogical discussion of this work can be found in A Guide to Solo Canadian Trombone Literature Available Through the Canadian Music Centre (1985) by Karen A. Maxwell; edited by Patricia Martin Shand. Toronto, ON: Canadian Music Centre.

This work is also discussed in Trombone Chamber Music: An Annotated Bibliography (1983, p. 24) by Harry J. Arling. Nashville, TN: The Brass Press.

This work is also briefly discussed in Annotated Guide to Bass Trombone Literature (1985, p. 36) by Thomas G. Everett. Nashville, TN: The Brass Press.

This work is listed in ACNMP's Contemporary Showcase Syllabus (Class 2103-B Advanced).

[Published by Marseg Ltd., 1976 - Willowdale, ON]

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I. Powerful -- II. Peaceful -- III. Prankish -- IV. Pensive -- V. Progressive.

CMC #: MI 1750 M123fi (version with harp and strings)

 

McDONALD, Boyd, 1932-

A Composer's Tribute (1997; version for trombone, 2001) For cello (or trombone) and piano. Duration: 7 min.

Premiere (trombone version): January, 2002, NUMUS Concerts, Registry Theatre, Kitchener, ON; Alain Trudel, trombone; Guy Few, piano.

This work is discussed in Alain Trudel's Legacy: Selected Canadian Trombone Repertoire, 1984-2001 (2002, pp. 117-122) by Jennifer Raine. DMA diss., Manhattan School of Music.

CMC #: MI 6213 M135com

 

McDOUGALL, Ian, 1938-

Concertino "Devil or Angel?" (2013) For trombone and piano.

Commissioned by Gordon Wolfe. Premiere: February 22, 2015, Mazzoleni Concert Hall in Ihnatowycz Hall, The Royal Conservatory of Music, Toronto, ON; Gordon Wolfe, trombone; Vanessa May-lok Lee, piano.

[published by Cherry Classics 2792 - Vancouver, BC]

CD: Gordon Wolfe, trombone: "Reflections" - Gordon Wolfe

Download score sample here.

Listen to recording sample here.

I. Cherub vs Imp -- II. Guardian -- III. Old Nick.

 

McDOUGALL, Ian, 1938-

Concerto for Bass Trombone and Orchestra (1993) - piano reduction by the composer.

This work was reviewed in the International Trombone Association Journal, January 2010 (Vol. 38 No. 1, p. 49) by Frank Gazda.

[Published by Warwick Music TB127 - Warwick, England]

Listen to a recording of the version with orchestra here (Scroll down the Artist box in the right column).

I. Introduction: Allegro vivo -- II. Larghetto (Bluesy) -- III. Allegro moderato - Allegro con furore.

 

McDOUGALL, Ian, 1938-

Four Bells (2007) For bass trombone and piano. Duration: 7 min.

Commissioned by Jonathan Warburton. Premiere: February 18, 2006, Eastern New Mexico University, Portales, NM; Jonathan Warburton, bass trombone; Kayla Paulk, piano.

[published by Cherry Classics 2226 - Vancouver, BC]

Download score sample here.

Listen to recording here (MIDI).

 

McMANAMAN, Steve, 1958-

August 1945 (1989) For trombone and piano. Duration: 10 min.

Commissioned by David Martin. Premiere: November 22, 1989, von Kuster Hall, University of Western Ontario, London, ON; David Martin, trombone; Marion Miller, piano.

CD: David Russell Martin, trombone: "Fleurs et Épines" - Fiori Records 0036

Listen to recording here.

 

MILLER, Michael R., 1932-

Ballad (1992) For bass trombone and piano. Duration: 3 min.

Dedicated to Roderick Ian McGillivray.

This work is listed in ACNMP's Contemporary Showcase Syllabus (Class 2103-B Advanced), and also in the Royal Conservatory of Music's Official Examination Syllabus for Brass, 2003 Edition (Grade 6).

CMC #: MI 6213 M649Ba

 

MORLOCK, Jocelyn, 1969-

Torsion (2015) For trombone and piano. Duration: 5:00.

Commissioned by David Martin. Premiere: August 24, 2016, Barachois Historic Church, Grand-Barachois, NB; David Martin, trombone; Pierre-André Doucet, piano.

 

NAYLOR, F. Jane, 1941-

Be Strong and Strengthened (2015) For trombone and piano. Duration: 7 min.

Commissioned by Dale Sorensen with funding from the Prince Edward Island Council of the Arts on behalf of the Department of Education, Early Learning and Culture. Dedication: "In memory of my beloved husband, Joseph G. Naylor". Premiere: February 25, 2016, The Kirk of St. James, Charlottetown, PE; Dale Sorensen, trombone; Frances McBurnie, piano.

[published by Pine Grove Music PG-15 - Crapaud, PE]

 

NICKEL, Christopher Tyler, 1978-

Poème (1999) For bass trombone and piano. Duration: 5:45.

Premiere: Spring 1999, University of British Columbia Recital Hall, Vancouver, BC; Barnaby Kerekes, bass trombone.

Download score sample here.

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CMC #: MI 6113 N641po

 

NICKEL, Christopher Tyler, 1978-

Supercriticality (2014) For bass trombone and piano. Duration: 6:30.

Arranged for bass trombone at the request of Jonathan Warburton.

Download score sample here.

CMC #: MI 6213 N641sup

 

O'NEILL, Charles, 1882-1964

Chums (1946) For 1 or 2 cornets or trombones or baritones and piano.

[Published by Waterloo Music, 1946 - Waterloo, ON]

CMC #: MI 6225 O58co

 

O'NEILL, Charles, 1882-1964

Harvest time. For trombone and piano.

[Published by Waterloo Music, 1958 - Waterloo, ON]

 

PARKER, Michael, 1948-2017

Prelude and fugue after Bach, Op. 44 (?) Version for tenor trombone and piano. Duration: 5:00.

The original version of this piece (for Horn and Piano) was commissioned by the Canadian Music Competitions through a grant from the Newfoundland and Labrador Arts Council.

Download score sample here.

CMC #: MI 6213 P242pre

 

PEARCE, Monica, 1984-

Microexpressions (2013) For alto trombone and piano. Duration: 7 min.

Commissioned by Dale Sorensen with support from the City of Toronto through the Toronto Arts Council. Premiere: June 10, 2013, St. Thomas's Anglican Church, Toronto, ON; Dale Sorensen, alto trombone; Vanessa May-lok Lee, piano.

Download score sample here.

CMC #: MI 6213 P357mi

 

PLACHTA, Jacob, 1992-

Mountainscapes (2014) For trombone and piano. Duration: 21:30.

Premiere: March 17, 2014, Walter Hall, University of Toronto, ON; Jacob Plachta, trombone; Lisa Tahara, piano.

[to be published by Counterpoint Music Library Services Inc. - Toronto, ON]

Listen to recording of the premiere performance here.

I. Seeking the Summit -- II. Beneath the Mountain -- III. Alpine Rapids.

 

PLACHTA, Jacob, 1992-

Sonata for Trombone and Brass (2011) For trombone and brass band (piano reduction by the composer). Duration: 8:30.

Premiere: December 3, 2011, Dining Hall, 90 Wellesley, University of Toronto, ON; Jacob Plachta, trombone; Lisa Tahara, piano.

[published by Counterpoint Music Library Services Inc. - Toronto, ON]

Listen to recording (with piano reduction) here.

Watch a video of the premiere performance with brass band here.

I. Allegro.

 

RAUM, Elizabeth, 1945-

"Concerto for Bass Trombone" (2007) For bass trombone and piano. Also in versions with orchestra and wind ensemble. Duration: 12 min.

Commissioned by Barnaby Kerekes and Friends for Douglas Sparkes on the occasion of his birthday, December 2007.

This work was reviewed in the International Trombone Association Journal, April 2012 (Vol. 40 No. 2, p. 46) by Eric High, and again in January 2013 (Vol. 41 No. 1, p. 53) by Philip Brink.

[published by Cherry Classics 2251, 2008 - Vancouver, BC]

Download score sample here.

Watch video of live performance here.

I. Allegro con fuoco -- II. Romance (for Nata) -- III. Moderato.

 

RAUM, Elizabeth, 1945-

Fantasy for Trombone (1981) For trombone and piano. Duration: 6 min.

Dedicated to Richard Raum.

This work is briefly described in Twentieth-Century Trombone Music by Women of the United States and Canada (2008) by Sondra Bell. DMA thesis, University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music. ProQuest (ATT 3081861).

This work was reviewed in the International Trombone Association Journal, October 2003 (Vol. 31 No. 4, pp. 81-82) by Mike Hall.

This work is listed in ACNMP's Contemporary Showcase Syllabus (Class 2103 Advanced), and also in the Royal Conservatory of Music's Official Examination Syllabus for Brass, 2003 Edition (Grade 9).

[Published by Warwick Music, 1998 TB179 - Warwick, England]

CD: Brad Howland, trombone: "Northern Soundings: Music for Trombone by Canadian Composers" - Lassus Audio LP-CD314

CD: Achilles Liarmakopoulos, trombone: "Discoveries" - Opening Day

CD: Ava Ordman, trombone: "It's About Time: Music for Trombone by Women Composers" - Blue Griffin

CD: Richard Raum, trombone: "Raum Plays Raum" - RPR-062006

CD: Rick Stout, trombone: "Decreasing Radius" - Albany Records TROY1338

CD: Gordon Wolfe, trombone: "Reflections" - Gordon Wolfe

CD: Thomas Zugger, trombone: "Dances and Dreams" - Mark Custom Recording Services 8290-MCD

Listen to Centrestreams recording here (requires login).

Watch video here.

CMC #: MI 6213 R246fan

 

RAUM, Elizabeth, 1945-

Olmütz Concerto (1994) For alto trombone and orchestra (piano reduction). Duration: 20 min.

Commissioned by the CBC. Dedicated to J. Richard Raum. Premiere: 1995, Regina, SK; Christian Lindberg, alto trombone; Regina Symphony; Vladimir Conta, conductor.

This work is discussed in Alto Trombone Solo Literature: An Annotated Bibliography (2001) by Wilford Wayne Kimball. DMA diss., Arizona State University. ProQuest (ATT 3031461).

This work is also briefly described in Twentieth-Century Trombone Music by Women of the United States and Canada (2008) by Sondra Bell. DMA thesis, University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music. ProQuest (ATT 3081861).

[Published by Editions Bim TB 23a, 1994 - Bulle, Switzerland]

Listen to recording sample here (orchestral version).

I. Allegro moderato -- II. Andante amabile -- III. Rondo: Allegretto con spirito.

CMC #: MI 1333 R246ol

 

RAUM, Elizabeth, 1945-

Romance for Trombone (2001) For trombone or french horn or bassoon or viola or violoncello and chamber orchestra (piano reduction). Duration: 5:30.

[published by Cherry Classics 2525 - Vancouver, BC]

CD: David Russell Martin, trombone: "Fleurs et Épines" - Fiori Records 0036

CD: Richard Raum, trombone: "Raum Plays Raum" - RPR-062006

Download score sample here.

Listen to recording here.

CMC #: MI 1333 R246ro

 

RAUM, Elizabeth, 1945-

T For Tuba (1991) For Tuba (or bass trombone or euphonium) and Wind Band (piano reduction).

Commissioned for the 1991 Mid-West International Band & Orchestra Clinic.

[Published by Virgo Music VOWB2/pr (VOWB2/sa - advanced solo part), 1991 - Birmingham, England]

 

RAUM, Elizabeth, 1945-

Three Jazz Moods (1996) For trombone and piano. Duration: 12 min.

Dedicated to Ken Shifrin. Premiere: March 1997, Oxford, England; Ken Shifrin, trombone.

This work is briefly described in Twentieth-Century Trombone Music by Women of the United States and Canada (2008) by Sondra Bell. DMA thesis, University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music. ProQuest (ATT 3081861).

[Published by Virgo Music VO89, 1998 - Birmingham, England. Also in a version for trombone and band]

CD: Lito Fontana, trombone: "When I Walk Alone" - RCR 0981

CD: Richard Raum, trombone: "Raum Plays Raum" - RPR-062006

Watch video of live performance here.

I. Cocky -- II. Reflective -- III. Perplexed.

CMC #: MI 6213 R246thr

 

RAUM, Elizabeth, 1945-

Turning Point (2009) For bass trombone and piano. Duration: 6 min.

Commissioned by and dedicated to Jonathan Warburton. Premiere: February 18, 2009, Tel Aviv Music Centre, Israel; Jonathan Warburton, bass trombone.

[published by Cimarron Music Press CM 1670, 2010 - Salem, CT]

 

RIDDLE, Peter, 1939-

If Not For Rain (1992) for trombone and piano.

[published by TAP Music Sales TB-IF02, 1992 - Newton, IA]

 

RIDDLE, Peter, 1939-

Song For Euphonium (1976) For euphonium or trombone or bassoon and piano.

Written for Heather Shand. Premiere: 1976, Denton Hall, Acadia University, Wolfville, NS; Heather Shand, euphonium; Acadia Concert Band.

[published by Seesaw Music Corp. (2715), 1976 - New York, NY. Also in a version for trombone and band]

 

ROSS, Clark, 1957-

Duck Soup (1994, rev. 2002) For bass trombone and piano. Duration: 9 min.

Commissioned by Ken Knowles through the Newfoundland and Labrador Arts Council. Premiere: February 1994, Memorial University of Newfoundland, St. John's, NL; Kenneth Knowles, bass trombone; Kristina Szutor, piano.

Download score and listen to recording here.

 

ROZANKOVIC, Anthony, 1962-

Figabone - Paraphrases sur des thèmes de Mozart (1989) For trombone and orchestra (piano reduction).

This work is discussed in Alain Trudel's Legacy: Selected Canadian Trombone Repertoire, 1984-2001 (2002, pp. 59-64) by Jennifer Raine. DMA diss., Manhattan School of Music.

I. Presto -- II. Récitatif -- II. Presto.

 

SCHUDEL, Thomas, 1937-

An Angel Looked Over (1982) For trombone or bassoon and piano. Duration: 2 min.

[published by Southern Music SU-289 - San Antonio, Texas]

 

SCHUDEL, Thomas, 1937-

Cantilena (1987) For trombone or bassoon and piano. Duration: 2 min.

[published by ALRY Publications BP-02 - Charlotte, North Carolina]

 

SCHUDEL, Thomas, 1937-

Cavatina (1989) For trombone and piano. Duration: 2 min.

Dedicated to Elizabeth and Richard Raum.

[published by Southern Music ST-990, 1991 - San Antonio, Texas]

This work is listed in ACNMP's Contemporary Showcase Syllabus (Class 2101 Junior), and also in the Royal Conservatory of Music's Official Examination Syllabus for Brass, 2003 Edition (Grade 6).

CMC #: MI 6213 S384ca

 

SCHUDEL, Thomas, 1937-

A Celebration (1996) For trombone and piano. Duration: 3 min.

Dedicated to Trudy Davidson.

Download score sample here.

CMC #: MI 6213 S384ce

 

SCHUDEL, Thomas, 1937-

Rigadoon (1987) For trombone or bassoon and piano. Duration: 2 min.

This work was reviewed in the International Trombone Association Journal, Winter 2001 (Vol. 29 No. 1, p. 66) by Stewart Ross.

[published by ALRY Publications BP-03, 1995 - Charlotte, North Carolina]

 

SKINNER, Myles, 1972-

Sonatina for Trombone and Piano (1998) Duration: 13 min.

I. Agitato, poco rubato -- II. Largo risoluto - III. Scherzando.

 

SNELGROVE, Michael C., 1962-

Collage of Dances (1988) For bass trombone and piano.

Written for Ken Knowles and the CBC, with the assistance of the Newfoundland and Labrador Arts Council. Premiere: 1988, Memorial University of Newfoundland, St. John's, NL; Kenneth Knowles, bass trombone; Kristina Szutor, piano.

I. Overture in a French Style -- II. Cakewalk -- III. K.K.'s Ground (Fido's Lament) -- IV. Rhumba -- V. Sarabande -- VI. Tarantella.

 

SUCHAN, Paul, 1983-

Haste to the Wedding (2016) For trombone and piano (composer's arrangement of the third movement of Songs of Ebb and Flow for alto saxophone and piano). Duration: 2:15.

Premiere: August 28, 2016; Unitarian Church of Montreal, QC; Matthew Russell, trombone; Eliazer Kramer, piano.

Watch video here.

 

TSABARY, Eldad, 1969-

HaGuGum (1997) For trombone and piano. Duration: 4:30.

Premiere: May 22, 1997, Mannes College Concert Hall, New York, NY; Haim Avitsur, trombone; Yuval Cohen, piano.

[published by Editions Bim TB62 - Switzerland]

Download score sample here.

Listen to recording here.

 

VIDOV, Jeff, 1971-

Escaping Virtual Reality (1992) For trombone and piano. Duration: 6 min. Also exists in a version for trombone and tape.

Written for Mark Babbitt. Premiere: 1992 or 1993, Eastman School of Music, Rochester, NY; Mark Babbitt, trombone; Jeff Vidov, piano.

 

VIDOV, Jeff, 1971-

Get 'em to suck it all (1993) For trombone and piano. Duration: 6 min.

Written for Mark Babbitt. Premiere: May 1993, Eastman School of Music, Rochester, NY; Mark Babbitt, trombone; Jeff Vidov, piano.

 

WEVERS, Harold, 1949-

A Piece from Jim (1997) For trombone and piano. Duration: 6 min.

Commissioned by Jim Jack. Dedicated to Ben Perrier. Premiere: February, 1998, Lakehead University, Thunder Bay, ON; Ben Perrier, trombone; Joy Farenbruch, piano.

Download score sample here.

Listen to Centrestreams recording here (requires login).

CMC #: MI 6213 W54pi

 

YORK, Barbara, 1949-

A Caged Bird (2014) For trombone and piano. Duration: 9 min.

Commissioned by the International Women's Brass Conference, 2014. Premiere: June 8, 2014, Northern Kentucky University, Cincinnati, OH; Ava Ordman, trombone; Carol Conger, piano.

[published by Cimarron Music Press CM 2413]

CD: Ava Ordman, trombone: "It's About Time: Music for Trombone by Women Composers" - Blue Griffin

Download score sample here.

Listen to recording here.

 

YORK, Barbara, 1949-

Sonata "Bone Dances" (2010) For trombone (tenor and alto) and piano. Duration: 14:30.

Written for Jessica Buzbee. Premiere: July 8, 2010, International Trombone Festival, Bates Hall, Butler School of Music, University of Texas at Austin, Austin, TX; Jessica Buzbee, trombone.

[published by Cimarron Music Press CM 1743]

Download score sample here.

I. Schottis on the Run (tenor) -- II. Notturno Lullaby (tenor) -- III. Giga (alto & tenor) -- IV. Veloce (alto).

 

YORK, Barbara, 1949-

Three Romances for Susie (2006) For tuba (or trombone) and piano. Duration: 12:00.

Written for Mike Lynch.

[published by Cimarron Music Press CM 2409]

Download score sample here.

Listen to audio sample here (tuba version).

I. Adagio -- II. Joyfully -- III. Tenderly.

 

ZUCKERT, León, 1904-1992.

Melancholic piece (1980) For trombone or violoncello or bassoon and piano. Duration: 7 min.

Affectionately dedicated to the fine violoncellist, Hannah Robert.

A pedagogical discussion of this work can be found in A Guide to Solo Canadian Trombone Literature Available Through the Canadian Music Centre (1985) by Karen A. Maxwell; edited by Patricia Martin Shand. Toronto, ON: Canadian Music Centre.

This work is listed in ACNMP's Contemporary Showcase Syllabus (Class 2103 Advanced).

Download score sample here.

Listen to Centrestreams recording (of the bassoon version) here (requires login).

CMC #: MI 6213 Z94me

 

Trombone and Organ (3)

 

FORSYTH, Malcolm, 1936-2011

Soliloquy, Epitaph and Allegro (1988) For trombone and organ. Duration: 12 min.

Commissioned by James Montgomery. Premiere: July 7, 1989, Eton College Chapel, Windsor, U.K. ; James Montgomery, trombone; Willis Noble, organ.

This work is discussed in Solo Literature for Trombone and Organ: An Annotated Bibliography (2009) by Patrick David Lawrence. DMA diss., Arizona State University. ProQuest (ATT 3360757).

[Published by Counterpoint Musical Services Inc. - Toronto, ON]

Download score sample here.

I. Soliloquy -- II. Epitaph -- III. Allegro.

CMC #: MI 6213 F735so

 

GOOD, Scott, 1972-

Dzunukwa's Aria (2010) For trombone and organ. Duration: 7+ min.

Composed for and commissioned by Alain Trudel. Premiere: January 16, 2011, Yorkminster Park Baptist Church, Toronto, ON; Alain Trudel, trombone; Patrick Wedd, organ.

Listen to audio excerpt and download score sample here.

 

MILLER, Michael R., 1932-

Play of sun and clouds (1989) For trombone and organ. Duration:8 min.

Commissioned by James Montgomery. Premiere: James Montgomery, trombone; Willis Noble, organ.

This work is discussed in Solo Literature for Trombone and Organ: An Annotated Bibliography (2009) by Patrick David Lawrence. DMA diss., Arizona State University. ProQuest (ATT 3360757).

CMC #. MI 6213 M469pl

 

Trombone and Percussion (14)

 

BOWLBY, Timothy, 1958-

Duo Concitato (1997) For bass trombone and six roto-toms (or timpani). Duration: ca. 8 minutes.

Commissioned by, and dedicated to Rocco Quaranta and Gillian Austin.

 

CRAM, Paul, 1952-

POP MUSIC 3:25 (1978) For prepared trombone, percussion and balloons. Duration: 3:25.

 

DENNING, Keith, 1969-

Eleven (2003) For bass trombone and drum set. Duration: 4 min.

Premiere: January 17, 2003, Music Gallery, Toronto, ON; Scott Good, bass trombone; Ryan Scott, drum set.

11 very short movements.

 

FITCH, Fabrice, 1967-

Structures en Bronze (1986-7) For trombone and percussion. Duration: 10 min.

Premiere: December 9, 1987, Les Évènements du neuf, Redpath Hall, McGill University, Montreal, QC; Alain Trudel, trombone; François Gauthier, percussion.

This work is discussed in Alain Trudel's Legacy: Selected Canadian Trombone Repertoire, 1984-2001 (2002, pp. 123-125) by Jennifer Raine. DMA diss., Manhattan School of Music.

CD: Barrie Webb, trombone: "Wind Up" - Metier MSV CD 92042

Listen to recording sample here.

 

GIRÓN, Arsenio, 1932-

Party Time (1969) For bass trombone and percussion. Duration: 12 min.

Written for and dedicated to Charles Dalkert. Premiere: 1969 or 1970, University of Western Ontario, London, ON; Charles Dalkert, trombone; Pierre Lalonde, percussion.

This work is discussed in Annotated Guide to Bass Trombone Literature (1985, p. 46) by Thomas G. Everett. Nashville, TN: The Brass Press.

 

HORWOOD, Michael, 1947-

Microduet No. 7 (1979) For trombone and triangle. Duration: 3 min.

Commissioned by and dedicated to Cameron Walter. Premiere: January 23, 1982, The Music Gallery, Toronto, ON; Cameron Walter, trombone; John Brownell, triangle.

A pedagogical discussion of this work can be found in A Guide to Solo Canadian Trombone Literature Available Through the Canadian Music Centre (1985) by Karen A. Maxwell; edited by Patricia Martin Shand. Toronto, ON: Canadian Music Centre.

Download score sample here.

Listen to audio sample here.

CMC #: MI 8260 H824mi

 

JÄRVLEPP, Jan, 1953-

Light in Fog and Daylight (2015) For trombone and marimba/bongos. Duration: 10 min.

Written for Dale Sorensen. Premiere: March 30, 2016, D.F. Cook Recital Hall, Memorial University of Newfoundland, St. John's, NL; Dale Sorensen, trombone; Rob Power, percussion.

 

MASCALL, Richard, 1972-

Elegy (1997) for bass trombone and bass drum

Premiere: February 23, 1997, The Music Gallery, Toronto, ON; Scott Good, bass trombone; Dave Luginbuhl, bass drum.

 

MILLER, Elma, 1954-

Le Phénix (1981) For trombone and marimba. Duration: 9 min.

CMC #: MI 8260 M647ph

 

PALMIERI, Silvio, 1957-

Introit (1988) For trombone and percussion. Duration: 5 min.

Premiere: Nov. 29, 1988, Église Saint-Jean-Baptiste; Anthony Rozankovic, dir.

[music has been lost]

 

PENTLAND, Barbara, 1912-2000

Variable Winds (1979) Version 4 for trombone or bass clarinet and optional percussion (3 tom-toms or bongos). Duration: 5:30.

For students of wind instruments and a friend interested in percussion.

Download score sample here.

Listen to Centrestreams recording (of the oboe version) here (requires login).

I. Sirocco -- II. Nor'-easter -- III. Squalls -- IV. Zephyr.

CMC #: MI 8270 P419va4

 

PILON, Daniel, 1957-

Tap dance party (1989) For trombone and claquettes. Duration: 1 min.

Dedicated to Robert and Vivianne Ellis.

CMC #: MI 8260 P643tap

 

SCHUDEL, Thomas, 1937-

Dialogues (1987) For trombone and percussion. Duration: 12 min.

Premiere: University of Regina, SK; Richard Raum, trombone; Jeffrey Bush, percussion.

This work is briefly described in Timbral Diversity: An Annotated Bibliography of Selected Solo Works for the Tenor Trombone Containing Extended Techniques (2008) by James Max Adams. DA diss., University of Northern Colorado. ProQuest (ATT 3318401).

This work was reviewed in the International Trombone Association Journal, Winter 2001 (Vol. 29 No. 1, p. 69) by William Bootz.

This work is listed in ACNMP's Contemporary Showcase Syllabus (Class 2103 Advanced).

[published by Ludwig Music, 1990 - Cleveland: OH]

CD: Dale Sorensen, trombone: "Harambee: Canadian Music for Trombone" - Pine Grove Music PGCD-01 (2015)

I. Allegro -- II. Largo -- III. Allegro, ma non troppo -- IV. Adagio -- V. Allegro.

CMC #: MI 8260 S384d

 

THÉBERGE, Paul, 1953-

Jomo (1979) For trombone, percussion, and prepared tape. Duration: ca. 19 min.

Commissioned by Peter Maness through the Ontario Arts Council. Premiere: April 25, 1980, Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto, ON; Peter Maness, trombone; David Kent, percussion.

CD: Dale Sorensen, trombone: "Harambee: Canadian Music for Trombone" - Pine Grove Music PGCD-01 (2015)

Listen to Centrestreams recording here (requires login).

CMC #: MI 9260 T375jo

 

Trombone and Electronics (29)

 

BARTLETT, Martin, 1939-1993

Etats (1987) For trombone and live electronics.

CD: George Lewis, trombone: "Martin Bartlett: Burning Water" - Periplum 020

 

BÉDARD, Daniel

Looking Back - I Motet?Us? (1998) For sackbut and CD.

Premiere: Charlotte Leonard, sackbut.

 

BÉDARD, Daniel

STUDy, STUdy, STudy, Study (1994) For trombone and delay.

Premiere: Charlotte Leonard, trombone.

I. -- II.

 

CHAN Ka-Nin, 1949-

Prairie (1977) For trombone and tape (CD). Duration: 5:36.

Premiere: March 31, 2014, Craigie Hall, University of Calgary, AB; Brant Melchin, trombone.

Download score sample here.

Listen to Centrestreams recording here [tape part only - not a performance] (requires login).

CMC #: MI 9102 C454pr

 

CHEPIL REID, Darlene, 1958-

Jehome and Haalsan (2002) For trombone and CD. Duration: 12:20.

Commissioned by John Helmer. Premiere: May 25, 2002, GroundSwell Concert Series, Winnipeg, Manitoba; John Helmer, trombone.

I. Jehome -- II. Haalsan. (May be played separately, but better as a set).

 

DION, Denis, 1957-

En second lieu (1992) For trombone and live electronics. Duration: 10:33.

Premiere: June 28, 1993, International Trombone Workshop, Cleveland State University, Cleveland, OH; Alain Trudel, trombone.

This work is discussed in Alain Trudel's Legacy: Selected Canadian Trombone Repertoire, 1984-2001 (2002, pp. 130-132) by Jennifer Raine. DMA diss., Manhattan School of Music.

CMC #: MI 9120 D592en

 

DOMPIERRE, François, 1943-

Jardin d'hiver (1989) For trombone and tape (synthesized orchestra). Duration: 10:40.

This work is discussed in Alain Trudel's Legacy: Selected Canadian Trombone Repertoire, 1984-2001 (2002, pp. 112-115) by Jennifer Raine. DMA diss., Manhattan School of Music.

CD: Alain Trudel, trombone: "François Dompierre: Les Jardins Intérieurs" - Analekta AN 2 8302

 

FRÉCHETTE, Charles-Antoine, 1981-

Appels (2003) For trombone with reverberation pedal. Duration: 8:30.

First Prize, Pierre Mercure Awards, 15th SOCAN Foundation Awards for Young Composers, 2006. Premiere: August, 2004, Ottawa Chamber Music Festival, Ottawa, ON; Alain Trudel, trombone.

 

GOOD, Scott, 1972-

Wind (1998) for bass trombone and recording playback. Duration: 6:30.

Premiere: February, 1998, Concordia University, Montréal, QC.

 

HAMEL, Keith, 1956-

Full Circle (2014) For trombone and interactive electronics. Duration: 14 min.

Commissioned by Jeremy Berkman and Benny Sluchin. Premiere: March 12, 2014, Roy Barnett Recital Hall, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC; Jeremy Berkman, trombone.

Download score sample here.

 

KEANE, David, 1943-

Wervelwind (1992, rev. 1993) For trombone and digital tape.

CD: Leo Verheyen, bass trombone: "dialogics: Works for Solo Winds and Digital Electronics" - Queen's University Music 9301

CMC #: MI 9120 K24we

 

KUCHARZYK, Henry, 1953-

Imagination (Yes) (1982) For trombone and tape (CD). Duration: 8 min.

Premiere: January, 1982, Winchester Street Theatre, Toronto, ON.

A pedagogical discussion of this work can be found in A Guide to Solo Canadian Trombone Literature Available Through the Canadian Music Centre (1985) by Karen A. Maxwell; edited by Patricia Martin Shand. Toronto, ON: Canadian Music Centre.

This work is also discussed in An Annotated Database of 102 Selected Published Works for Trombone Requiring Multiphonics (2005) by Michael McKenney Davidson. DMA diss., University of Cincinatti. ProQuest (ATT 3191815).

This work is listed in ACNMP's Contemporary Showcase Syllabus (Class 2103 Advanced).

CMC #: MI 9120 K95im

 

LAKE, Larry, 1943-2013

Ricercar (1977) For trombone and tape. Duration: 10 min.

 

LOWE, Wesley, 1953-

Forma II (1981) For trombone and tape.

CMC #: MI 9120 L913

 

LUKMAN, Lusiana, 1970-

Span (1999) For trombone and digital tape. Duration: 8 min.

Premiere: October 17, 1999, Walter Hall, University of Toronto, ON; Dale Sorensen, trombone.

 

MILLS-COCKELL, John, 1943-

Reverberations (1966) For trombone and live electronics. Duration: variable, but not more than 16 min.

Premiere: 1966, New Music Series, Isaacs Gallery, Toronto, ON; Stuart Dempster, trombone.

This work is briefly discussed in Annotated Guide to Bass Trombone Literature (1985, p. 58) by Thomas G. Everett. Nashville, TN: The Brass Press.

[Published by BMI Canada Limited, 1968 - Don Mills, ON]

In 7 movements; order is variable.

 

PENNYCOOK, Bruce, 1949-

Broken Bone(s) (2010) For trombone and electronics (Max/MSP interactive computer software). Duration: 9 min.

Composed for Steve Parker. Premiere: November 19, 2010, Electro-Acoustic Recital Series (EARS), University of Texas at Austin, TX; Steve Parker, trombone.

Download score sample here.

Watch video of live performance here.

 

PURCHASE, Ryan, 1977-

Newf (1998) For trombone (tenor or bass) and CD. Duration: 5 min.

Premiere: April 30, 1999, Regina, SK; Ryan Purchase, trombone.

I. "At The Time" -- II. "Forty-nine"; "Fourth of March" -- III. "Experience is Everything" -- IV. "Ah, Well, It's Goin' Great Now"; "Why Stop In n' See You?"

Listen to recording here.

 

SCHEIDT, Daniel, 1956-

Norm 'n George (1990) Free improvisation for trombone and interactive computer software. Duration: 20 min.

CD: George Lewis, trombone: "Daniel Scheidt: Action/Réaction" - empreintes DIGITALes IMED-9105-CD

 

STEENHUISEN, Paul, 1965-

Anthropo (2014) For trombone and live electronics.

Written for Benny Sluchin with the financial assistance of the Canada Council of the Arts. Premiere: December 11, 2014, The Music Gallery, Toronto, ON; Benny Sluchin, trombone; Paul Steenhuisen, live electronics.

 

STEENHUISEN, Paul, 1965-

Now is a Creature (1996/97, rev. 2003) For trombone and live electronics. Duration: 8 min.

Premiere: September 29, 1997, Les Espaces des Projections, IRCAM, Paris, France; Benny Sluchin, trombone; Hans Tutschku, musical assistant.

[Published by AMP]

Listen to audio recording here.

 

TRUDEL, Alain, 1966-

Vital (1994) For trombone and tape. Duration: 6 min.

Premiere: September 24, 1995, le Festival Musica, Strasbourg, France; Alain Trudel, trombone.

 

TRUDEL, Alain, 1966-

"Yo" (1993) For trombone and tape. Duration: 13 min.

Premiere: September 30, 1993, le Festival Musica, Strasbourg, France; Alain Trudel, trombone.

 

TSABARY, Eldad, 1969-

Bendicho juez de la verdad (2000) For trombone and electronics. Duration: 7:35.

Premiere: May 4, 2000, CUNY Composers Alliance Spring Concert, Elebash Hall, New York, NY; Haim Avitsur trombone.

Note: in 2007 the piece was selected at the Fundación Altadis-Madrid Abierto's Public Art Project Competition 2007.

 

TSABARY, Eldad, 1969-

New Kid on the Mountain (2000) For trombone and electronics. Duration: 3:23.

Premiere: November 5, 2000, "Artists International Special Presentation Winners Series", Weill Recital Hall, Carnegie Hall; Haim Avitsur, trombone.

 

VIDOV, Jeff, 1971-

Escaping Virtual Reality (1992) For trombone and piano. Also exists in a version for trombone and tape. Duration: 6 min.

 

VINCENT, Michael, 1976-

What Jesus Looks Like (2009) For trombone and CD. Duration: 9 min.

Premiere: November 7, 2009, The Language and Sound Project (Santa Fe New Music), Santa Fe Art Institute, NM; Steve Parker, trombone.

Listen to recording here.

 

WEVERS, Harold, 1949-

Canon for Trombone (1982) For 3 trombones, or one trombone with tape of other two parts. Duration: minimum 3 min.

For Mark Henderson. Premiere (3 trombone version): October, 1982; Lakehead University Auditorium, Thunder Bay, ON; Mark Henderson, Patricia Kelly, (?), trombones.

Download score sample here.

CMC #: MI 6113 W54ca

 

WILSON, Scott, 1969-

Invocation (2002) For trombone and interactive computer system (Macintosh computer running SuperCollider). Duration: 11 min.

Commissioned by Abbie Conant. Premiere: June 6, 2002, Zentrum fuer Kunst und Technolgie, Karlsruhe, Germany; Abbie Conant, trombone.

Listen to recording of premiere performance here.

 

Trombone and Chamber Ensemble (27)

 

BELLEMARE, Gilles, 1952-

Osmose (1978) For bass trombone and string quartet. Duration: 16 min.

CMC #: MI 8523 B439os

 

BELLOWS, Byron

J' Attends le Printemps (2014) For trombone and string quartet (adapted by Hilario Duran from the version for saxophone). Duration: 5 min.

Listen to short audio sample here.

CMC #: MI 8423 B446ja

 

BOUDREAU, Michelle, 1956-

synAsyn (1983) For trombone, double bass, percussion and digital delay. Duration: 18 min.

Premiere: Société Radio-Canada broadcast Alternances. Produced by Richard Lavallée; Ensemble de Radio-Canada, Walter Boudreau, cond.

CMC #: MI 9263 B7555sy

 

BRANT, Henry, 1913-

Headhunt (1962) For solo trombone, bass clarinet, bassoon, timpani/chimes and cello or contrabass. Duration: 16 min.

[Published by Carl Fischer Rental Library 1335 - New York, NY]

Listen to recording here.

 

BRANT, Henry, 1913-

The $1,000,000 Confessions (1978) For solo trombone and brass quartet (2 trumpets and 2 trombones). Duration: 3 min.

[Published by Carl Fischer Rental Library 1706 - New York, NY]

 

BUTLER, Jennifer, 1976-

The Ape (2009) For trombone, violin and cello. Duration: 4 min.

Commissioned by the Turning Point Ensemble. Premiere: June 16, 2009, Mount Seymour United Church, Vancouver, BC; Jeremy Berkman, trombone; Mary Sokol Brown, violin; Ariel Barnes, cello.

CMC #: MI 8323 B985ap

 

BUTLER, Jennifer, 1976-

Knick Knack Lemon Whack (2010) For bass trombone and 3 percussion. Duration: 8 min.

Commissioned by the Western Front for Sonic Playground. Funding provided by the BC Arts Council. Premiere: July 2-4, 2010, Roundhouse Community Centre, Vancouver, BC; Brad Muirhead, bass trombone; Brian Nesselroad, Martin Fisk, Vern Griffiths, percussion.

 

DEDRICK, Christopher, 1947-2010

Inspiration (c1970) For bass trombone and chamber ensemble (clarinet, 2 trumpets/flugelhorn, 2 horns and cello). Duration: 11:30.

Dedicated to Dr. Thomas Streeter.

This work is discussed in Annotated Guide to Bass Trombone Literature (1985, p. 45) by Thomas G. Everett. Nashville, TN: The Brass Press.

[published by Almitra Music Co., Inc. (Kendor) 6016B, 1970 - New York, NY] - (Out of Print)

I. Largo / Allegretto / Allegro maestoso -- II. Rubato / A tempo Moderato -- III. Allegro.

 

DEDRICK, Christopher, 1947-2010

Sonata (?) For bass trombone, piano and 2 percussion (I: snare drum, bass drum, cymbals, 2 tom toms; II: marimba, triangle). Duration: 5:40.

This work is discussed in Trombone Chamber Music: An Annotated Bibliography (1983, p. 13) by Harry J. Arling. Nashville, TN: The Brass Press.

This work is also discussed in Annotated Guide to Bass Trombone Literature (1985, p. 45) by Thomas G. Everett. Nashville, TN: The Brass Press.

[published by Almitra Music Co., Inc. (Kendor) 6055B, 1972 - Delevan, NY] - (Out of Print)

 

GERVAIS, Aaron, 1980-

Short/Long [formerly titled "Quartet"] (2005) For bass trombone, piano, percussion and electronics (SuperCollider computer program). Duration: 11:00.

Premiere: March 20, 2005, Walter Hall, Unversity of Toronto, ON; Scott Good, bass trombone; Stephanie Chua, piano; Mikael Heikkila, percussion; Aaron Gervais, computer; William Rowson, conductor.

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I. Short -- II. Long.

CMC #: MI 9261 G38sh

 

GOOD, Scott, 1972-

Sorensen Variations (2000) For trombone and string quartet. Duration: 18 min.

Commissioned by Dale Sorensen with funding from the South Shore Arts Council of PEI. Dedicated to Dale Sorensen. Premiere: September 11, 2000, Victoria Playhouse, Victoria, PEI; Dale Sorensen, trombone; Celeste Jankowski, violin; Karen Langille, violin; Kirsty Money, viola; Hilary Brown, cello; Scott Good, conductor.

I. Slowly, without pulse -- II. Scherzo – Allegro Moderato -- III. Adagio Armonioso -- IV. Vivace.

CD: Dale Sorensen, trombone: "Harambee: Canadian Music for Trombone" - Pine Grove Music PGCD-01 (2015)

Listen to audio excerpts here.

 

HODKINSON, Sydney, 1934-

Elegia in Tempore Belli (1983) For solo trombone, brass quintet, timpani, and double bass.

Premiere: January 25, 1985, Kilbourn Concert Series, Eastman School of Music, Rochester, NY; John Marcellus, trombone; Eastman Brass.

[Published by Associated Music Publishers - New York, NY]

 

HODKINSON, Sydney, 1934-

The Steps of Time: An Elegy (1984) For cello or trombone, string quartet or string orchestra, and optional percussion. Duration: 12 min. [Essentially the same work as Hodkinson's Trauermusik for trombone or cello and piano].

Premiere: November, 1986, Rochester, NY; Eastman Musica Nova; Sydney Hodkinson, conductor.

[Published by Theodore Presser 146–40013 - King of Prussia, PA]

I. Prologue -- II. Supplication -- III. Invocation -- IV. Epilogue.

 

KOVARIK, Christopher, 1970-

Three Leagues as the Crow Flies (?) A short concertino for trombone, brass quartet and percussion (sus cym, timp, snare dr, marimba, wood block). Duration: 9 min.

Commissioned by Jehanbakhsh Jasavala. For Jehanbakhsh Jasavala and the Dominion Brass Ensemble, in honour of the thirtieth anniversary of the University of Windsor School of Music. Premiere: Assumption University Chapel, Windsor, ON; Jehanbakhsh Jasavala, trombone; Gillian MacKay, Philip Seguin, trumpets; Bernadette Berthelotte, horn; Michael Stone, bass trombone.

 

LAKE, Larry, 1943-2013

No More Blues (1976) For trombone, piano, 2 synthesizers and tape. Duration: 12 min.

 

lanza, alcides, 1929-

Acúfenos I (1966) For solo trombone, flute/piccolo, clarinet (Bb & Eb), vibraphone (or celeste) and piano. Duration: 10 min.

Dedicated to Per Brevig. Premiere: December 10, 1966, Composers Forum, Donnell Library Auditorium, New York, NY; Per Brevig, trombone; Susan Kahn, flute; Stanley Walden, clarinet; Raymond Desroches, vibraphone; alcides lanza, piano; Efrain Guigui, conductor.

This work is discussed in Trombone Chamber Music: An Annotated Bibliography (1983, p. 22) by Harry J. Arling. Nashville, TN: The Brass Press.

This work is also discussed in Annotated Guide to Bass Trombone Literature (1985, p. 48) by Thomas G. Everett. Nashville, TN: The Brass Press.

This work is also briefly described in Timbral Diversity: An Annotated Bibliography of Selected Solo Works for the Tenor Trombone Containing Extended Techniques (2008) by James Max Adams. DA diss., University of Northern Colorado. ProQuest (ATT 3318401).

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[Published by Boosey & Hawkes B. Ens. 188, 1972 - New York, NY]

I. -- II. -- III.

CMC #: MI 8571 L297ac

 

LOUIE, Alexina, 1949-

Ricochet: Chamber concerto for trombone and six performers (1992) For solo trombone, flute, clarinet, trumpet, percussion, violoncello and double bass. Duration: 8 min.

Commissioned by the Nouvel Ensemble Moderne through the Canada Council. Premiere: February 24, 1992, Centennial Auditorium, Winnipeg, MB; Alain Trudel, trombone; le Nouvel Ensemble Moderne; Lorraine Vaillancourt, cond.

This work is discussed in Alain Trudel's Legacy: Selected Canadian Trombone Repertoire, 1984-2001 (2002, pp. 72-78) by Jennifer Raine. DMA diss., Manhattan School of Music.

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CMC #: MI 8773 L888ri

 

MacINTYRE, David, 1952-

Intimate Letters (2000) For trombone, violin, cello, clarinet in Bb, piano and percussion. Duration: 20:00.

Commissioned by Jeremy Berkman with the assistance of the Martha Lou Henley Charitable Foundation. Premiere: June 10, 2001, Vancouver East Cultural Centre, Vancouver, BC; Jeremy Berkman, trombone; Standing Wave: Sheila McDonald, violin; Laura McPheeters, cello; Francois Houle, clarinet; Margerite Witvoet, piano; Lauri Lyster, percussion.

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CMC #: MI 8675 M1522in

 

MARCEL, Luc, 1962-

L'anniversaire d'un mort (1988) For trombone, percussion, piano and violoncello.

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CMC #: MI 8465 M314an

 

MARTIN, Chad, 1969-

Grendel (2003) For bass trombone, piano, bass and marimba (version also exists for bass trombone, piano and marimba). Duration: 11 min.

Premiere: January 17, 2003, Music Gallery, Toronto, ON; Scott Good, bass trombone; Brian Harman, piano; Natalie Kemerer, bass; Ryan Scott, marimba.

 

OLIVER, John, 1959-

Sounding Eternal (2001) For trombone, string quartet, throat singing, MIDI classical guitar, Oud and live electronics. Duration: 20 min.

Commissioned by Jeremy Berkman with the assistance of the Canada Council and the BC Arts Council. Premiere: Jan. 16, 2002, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC; Jeremy Berkman, trombone; Hyperion String Quartet: Cam Wilson & Rebecca Whitling, violins; Reg Quiring, viola; Peggy Lee, cello; John Oliver, guitar, voice and live electronics.

 

OLIVER, John, 1959-

Sounding Eternal 1 (2002-2003) For trombone, throat singing, electronics. Duration: 15 min.

 

OLIVER, John, 1959-

Sounding Eternal 2 (2002-2003) For trombone, string quartet, MIDI classical guitar, Oud and electronics. Duration: 20 min.

 

OLIVER, John, 1959-

Sounding Eternal 3 (2002) For trombone and string quartet. Duration: 8 min.

Sounding Eternal 3 was essentially a separate movement in the original Sounding Eternal; the composer made only minor revisions to make it an independent piece.

 

SMEATON, Eric

Miracle of Pity. For trombone and percussion ensemble.

Premiere: Montreal, QC; Peter Sullivan, trombone; McGill Percussion Ensemble.

[music has been lost]

 

STRIDE, Fred, 1953-

Blues Episodes (1996) For trombone, viola and cello. Duration: 10 min.

Commissioned by Jeremy Berkman. Premiere: 1996, Vancouver Art Gallery, BC; Jeremy Berkman, trombone.

Listen to recording here.

 

UNDERHILL, Owen, 1954-

Trombone Quintet (1999). For trombone and string quartet. Duration: 20 min.

Commissioned by Jeremy Berkman with the assistance of the BC Arts Council. Premiere: March 17, 2000, West Point Grey United Church, Vancouver, BC; Jeremy Berkman, trombone; Vetta String Quartet.

CD: Jeremy Berkman, trombone: "Still Image: Music by Owen Underhill" - Centrediscs CMCCD 17412 (Quatuor Bozzini)

The recording of this work was reviewed in the International Trombone Association Journal, July 2012 (Vol. 40 No. 3, p. 58) by Micah Everett.

I. Adagio calmato -- II. Allegro animato -- III. Adagio calmato -- IV. Allegro marcato.

CMC #: MI 8523 U55tr

 

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CABLE, Howard, 1920-2016

Concertino for Bass Trombone (2014) For bass trombone and band. Duration: 10 min.

Written for Dawn MacLean Belyk. Premiere: March 21, 2015, Orr Centre, Third Avenue United Church, Saskatoon, SK; Dawn MacLean Belyk, bass trombone; Saskatoon Concert Band; George Charpentier, conductor.

I. Somewhat Pentatonic -- II. Jade -- III. Swing Seven.

 

DEDRICK, Christopher, 1947-2010

Awakening (1972) For trombone and band. Duration: 5:30.

[published by Almitra Music Co., Inc. (Kendor) - Delevan, NY] - (Out of Print)

 

FRANCIS, Nicholas, 1977-

Red Sky at Night - A Maritime Symphony (2010) For solo trombone and wind ensemble. Duration: 20 min.

Commissioned by Scott MacInnes. Premiere: April 8, 2011; Scott MacInnes, trombone; Kwantlen Wind Symphony; Wayne Jeffrey, conductor.

Watch video excerpt of live performance here.

I. After the Sea-Ship -- II. Tidal.

 

GOOD, Scott, 1972-

Sun - Moon (2012) For solo trombone and wind ensemble (piccolo, 3 flutes, oboe, Eb clarinet, 3 Bb clarinets, bass clarinet, 2 alto saxophones, 2 tenor saxophones, baritone saxophone, bassoon, 4 horns, 4 trumpets, 3 tenor trombones, bass trombone, euphonium, tuba, piano, 4 percussion). Duration: 14 min.

Commissioned by Dale Sorensen. Premiere: December 7, 2013, MacMillan Theatre, University of Toronto, ON; Dale Sorensen, trombone; University of Toronto Wind Ensemble; Gillian MacKay, conductor.

Listen to audio excerpt of premiere performance here.

 

KULESHA, Gary, 1954-

Concerto for Trumpet, Horn and Trombone, with Brass Band (2007-8) For trumpet, horn, trombone and brass band (Sop. Cornet, 4 Solo Cornets, 3 Rep. Cornets, Flugelhorn, 3 Tenor Horns, 2 Bar. Horns, 3 Trombones, Euph, Eb & Bb Tubas), Timp, 2 Perc. (1. - Bass Dr, 2 Sus. Cym, 1 Tubular Bell, Sn. Drum; 2. - 5 Tom-toms, Sus. Cym.)

[Published by Counterpoint Musical Services Inc. - Toronto, ON]

Commissioned by the Hannaford Street Silver Band with the assistance of the Ontario Arts Council. Premiere: April 13, 2008, Jane Mallett Theatre, Toronto, ON; Andrew McCandless, trumpet; Neil Deland, horn; Gordon Wolfe, trombone; Hannaford Street Silver Band; Curtis Metcalf, conductor.

 

McINTYRE, Paul, 1931-

The Emperor's Last Song (1997) For trombone, ten winds (3 flutes, 3 alto saxophones, 3 trumpets and tuba), piano and 3 percussion (I. Xylophone, glockenspiel, triangle, snare drum, bells, wind chime; II. snare drum, cymbals, sus cymbal, wind chime, wood block, temple blocks; III. bass drum, cymbals, tam-tam, sus cymbal, wind chime).

Commissioned by Jehanbakhsh Jasavala. Premiere: Capitol Theatre, Windsor, ON. Jehanbakhsh Jasavala, trombone; University of Windsor Wind Ensemble.

 

MORGAN MORLEY, Diane, 1929-

Concerto for trombone and band. For solo trombone with flute, 2 clarinets, bass clarinet, alto saxophone, tenor saxophone, 3 trumpets, horn, 3 trombones, tuba, 3 percussion (snare drum, bass drum, bells). Duration: 9 min.

Scored for band by Keith Thompson.

A pedagogical discussion of this work can be found on page 25 of Guidelist of Unpublished Canadian Band Music Suitable for Student Performers (1987) by Patricia Martin Shand. Toronto, ON: Canadian Music Centre.

I. Allegro -- II. Moderato -- III. Broadly.

CMC #: MI 1933 M8475co

 

PETERS, Randolph, 1959-

The Seven Gates of Kur (2000) For trombone and brass band. Duration: 10 min.

Commissioned by Alain Trudel, trombone, and the Hannaford Street Silver Band, with the assistance of Roger D. Moore. Premiere: November 7, 2000, Massey Hall New Music Festival, Toronto, ON; Alain Trudel, trombone; Hannaford Street Silver Band; Alex Pauk, conductor.

This work is discussed in Alain Trudel's Legacy: Selected Canadian Trombone Repertoire, 1984-2001 (2002, pp. 103-111) by Jennifer Raine. DMA diss., Manhattan School of Music.

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PLACHTA, Jacob, 1992-

Sonata for Trombone and Brass (2011) For trombone and brass band. Also available in a version for trombone and piano. Duration: 8:30.

Premiere: April 13, 2012, Church of the Redeemer, Toronto, ON; Jacob Plachta, trombone; Hannaford Youth Brass Band; Anita McAlister, conductor.

[published by Counterpoint Music Library Services Inc. - Toronto, ON]

I. Allegro.

Watch a video of the premiere performance here.

 

RAUM, Elizabeth, 1945-

Concerto for Bass Trombone (2007) For bass trombone and wind ensemble. Also in versions with piano and orchestra. Duration: 12 min.

Commissioned by Barnaby Kerekes and Friends for Douglas Sparkes on the occasion of his birthday, December 2007. Premiere (version for wind ensemble): April 6, 2009, Richard Raum, bass trombone; University of Regina Wind Ensemble; Brent Ghiglione, conductor.

This work was reviewed in the International Trombone Association Journal, April 2012 (Vol. 40 No. 2, p. 46) by Eric High, and again in January 2013 (Vol. 41 No. 1, p. 53) by Philip Brink.

[published by Cherry Classics 2399 - Vancouver, BC]

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Watch video of live performance here.

I. Allegro con fuoco -- II. Romance (for Nata) -- III. Moderato.

 

RAUM, Elizabeth, 1945-

Fantasy for Trombone (1981) Arranged for trombone and brass band by Dorothy Gates. Also in original version for trombone and piano. Duration: 6 min.

Premiere (version for brass band): June 2, 2007, St. Matthias Anglican Church, Ottawa, ON; Nick Hudson, trombone; Maple Leaf Brass Band; David Druce, conductor.

Listen to recording here.

 

RAUM, Elizabeth, 1945-

T For Tuba (1991) For Tuba (or bass trombone or euphonium) and Wind Band.

Commissioned for the 1991 Mid-West International Band & Orchestra Clinic.

[Published by Virgo Music VOWB2 (VOWB2/sa - advanced solo part) - Birmingham, England. Also in a version for tuba and piano (reduction)]

 

RAUM, Elizabeth, 1945-

Three Jazz Moods for Tenor Trombone and Piano (1996) Arranged for trombone and band by Jim Kessler. Duration: 12 min.

Premiere (band version): March 1997; Duke University Wind Symphony.

[Published by Virgo Music VOWB4, 1998 - Birmingham, England]

I. Cocky -- II. Reflective -- III. Perplexed.

 

RIDDLE, Peter, 1939-

Song For Euphonium (1976) For euphonium or trombone and symphonic winds.

Premiere: 1976, Denton Hall, Acadia University, Wolfville, NS; Heather Shand, euphonium; Acadia Concert Band.

[published by Seesaw Music Corp. (2714), 1976 - New York, NY. Also in a version for trombone and piano]

 

SLEEMAN, Anita, 1930-2011

Concertino for Trombone and Band (1977) For solo trombone, Picc., 2 Fl, 2 Ob., Eb Cl., 3 Bb Cl., Bn., 2 A. Sax, T. Sax, Bari. Sax, 4 Bb Trpt., 2 F Hn., 2 Trb., Baritone (BC), Tuba, 5 Perc. Duration: 5 min.

CMC #: MI 1933 S632con

 

TOVEY, Bramwell, 1953-

Urban Cabaret (2006) For trombone, brass band and percussion. Also in a version for trombone and orchestra (titled "The Lincoln Tunnel Cabaret"). Duration: 12 min.

Commissioned for the National Youth Brass Band of Great Britain and Joe Alessi. Premiere: April 15, 2006, Yeovil, Somerset, England; Joseph Alessi, trombone; National Youth Brass Band of Great Britain; Bramwell Tovey, conductor.

CD: Joseph Alessi, trombone: "Maestro" - Egon CD-SFZ136 (Foden's Band; Bramwell Tovey, conductor).

Listen to recording (orchestral version) here.

Watch video sample of live performance (orchestral version) here.

 

VENABLES, Marcus, 1991-

ABSOLUTE (2009) For trombone and brass band. Duration: 8 min.

[Published by Maverick Music - Holland Landing, ON]

 

WATSON, Ty

Vigilant (?) For bass trombone and brass band.

[published by Experianza Music Limited - Auckland, New Zealand; 2016]

CD: Douglas Yeo, bass trombone: "Two of a Mind" - Egon SFZ 107

View score sample and listen to audio sample here.

 

WEINZWEIG, John, 1913-2006

Divertimento No. 5 (1961) For solo trumpet, solo trombone and symphonic wind ensemble - 3(picc)3(Eng horn)3(bass cl)3(cbsn)/ 4221/ timpani, 3 percussion. Duration: 13 min.

Commissioned by the American Wind Symphony Orchestra. Premiere: June 9, 1961, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, at the Creative Spirit of Canada Festival; James Austin, trumpet; Philip Jameson, trombone; American Wind Symphony Orchestra; Robert Boudreau, conductor.

[Published by Leeds Music (Canada) Ltd., 1969]

CD: Joseph Zuskin, trombone: "Ovation, Vol. 1: Music by Canadian Composers" - CBC Records PSCD 2026-5 (CBC Montréal Wind Ensemble; Serge Chevanelle, trumpet; Jean Deslauriers, conductor)

I. Moderately fast -- II. Slowly, expressively -- III. Moderately fast.

CMC #: MI 1935 W4245di

 

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BASHAW, Howard, 1957-

Double entendre (2002) For trombone, tuba, piano and chamber orchestra. Duration: 21:00.

Commissioned by SMCQ, with support from the Canada Council of the Arts. Premiere: March 4, 2004, Pollack Hall, McGill University, Montréal, QC; Alain Trudel, trombone; Yan Sallafranque, tuba; Louise-Andrée Baril, piano; Ensemble de la SMCQ; Walter Boudreau, conductor.

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I. Overstrung -- II. Grind -- III. Wisp-Spurs of Conveiling Intense -- IV. Contre-Point d'Esprit I -- V. perhaps then, a line meant change... -- VI. Rewind -- VII. Psyclo -- VIII. Contre-Point d'Esprit II.

 

BAUER, Robert, 1950-

As the Dragonfly has flown (a tribute to Gerry Mulligan) (2005) For solo trombone, 2 flutes, 2 clarinets, vibraphone and strings. Duration: 7:00.

Dedicated to the composer's son Reuben Bauer. Premiere: February 10, 2006, Dunn Theatre, Dalhousie Arts Centre, Halifax, NS; Reuben Bauer, trombone; Dalhousie Orchestra; Bob Bauer, conductor.

CMC #: MI 8973 B344as

 

BEHRENS, Jack, 1935-

Concertino for Trombone and Chamber Orchestra (1961, rev. 1996) Duration:

Premiere: May 4, 1961, Carnegie Recital Hall; Davis Shuman, trombone; Jack Behrens, conductor.

Premiere (revised version): January 17, 1997, Assumption University Chapel, Windsor, ON; Dale Sorensen, trombone; Windsor Symphony; Susan Haig, conductor.

[published by Eighth Note Publications, Canada - SO971]

I. Allegro -- II. Adagio -- III. Allegro.

 

BELKIN, Alan, 1951-

Concertino (2009-2010) For trombone and orchestra. Duration: 9 min.

Commissioned by Patrick Hemmerich. Premiere: June 16, 2011, Theodor-Heuss-Gymnasium Auditorium, Ludwigshafen am Rhein, Germany; Patrick Hemmerich, trombone; Theodor-Heuss-Gymnasium Orchestra; Gabi Lausberg, conductor.

Listen to MIDI recording here.

 

BERGS, Roger, 1969-

Lies! (1994) For trombone and orchestra - 1111/1101/perc/timp/piano/harp/strings (and optional digital audio tape). Duration: 13 min.

Premiere: July 23, 1994, Walter Hall, University of Toronto, ON; Alain Trudel, trombone; Composers Orchestra; Gary Kulesha, conductor.

This work is discussed in Alain Trudel's Legacy: Selected Canadian Trombone Repertoire, 1984-2001 (2002, pp. 79-85) by Jennifer Raine. DMA diss., Manhattan School of Music.

 

CAMINO, Xavier, 1964-

Concerto for Trombone and Orchestra, Op. 21 [formerly titled Déconcerto] (2002, rev. 2014) - 2222/4221/perc(3)/timp/strings. Duration: 15:40.

I. Adagio -- II. Allegro -- III. Allegro moderato.

 

CHAULK, David, 1958-

Mahurutanga (Serenity Sometimes Comes With Age) (2005) For trombone and string orchestra.

Premiere: May 12, 2005, Auckland, New Zealand; Douglas Cross, trombone; Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra.

 

COLLARD, Vincent, 1970-

Concerto "Lucky Luke" (1999) For trombone and large ensemble - 1(picc)1(cor ang)11(c bsn)/0000/perc(2)/strings(44332). Duration: 16:20.

Commissioned by the Société de musique contemporaine du Québec (SMCQ). Premiere: December 9, 1999, Salle Pierre-Mercure, Centre Pierre-Péladeau, Montréal, QC; Alain Trudel, trombone; l'Ensemble de la SMCQ; Walter Boudreau, conductor.

This work is discussed in Alain Trudel's Legacy: Selected Canadian Trombone Repertoire, 1984-2001 (2002, pp. 94-102) by Jennifer Raine. DMA diss., Manhattan School of Music.

CD: Alain Trudel, trombone: "Trois Concertos: Panneton, Ferguson, Collard" - ATMA Classique ACD22282 (l'Ensemble de la SMCQ; Walter Boudreau, conductor - live recording)

Listen to recording here.

 

CURRIE, Neil, 1955-

Tumbling strain: Concerto for trombone and orchestra (1991) Solo trombone - 2121 a. sax/2111/perc(2), piano, harp/strings (min. 12-10-8-6-4). Duration: 22 min.

Commissioned by the Australian Broadcasting Corporation. Premiere: Oct. 2, 1991, Adelaide Town Hall, Adelaide, Australia; Warwick Tyrell, trombone; Adelaide Symphony Orchestra, Jorge Mester, conductor.

CD: Warwick Tyrrell, trombone: "Trombone Concertos" - ABC Classics 8.770009 (1990, 1992)

CD: Alain Trudel, trombone: "Neil Currie: Passionscape" - Neil Currie (2001)

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CMC #: MI 1333 C976tu

 

DOMPIERRE, François, 1943-

Concerto for Trombone and Orchestra (2003-incomplete) For solo trombone - 2222/3000/harp/2 perc/timp/strings.

Written for Alain Trudel. Premieres: 1st mvt: January 18, 2005, Salle Wilfrid-Pelletier, Place des Arts, Montreal, QC; Alain Trudel, trombone; Montreal Symphony; Jacques Lacombe, conductor. 2nd mvt: April 2, 2008, Salle André-Mathieu, Laval, QC; Alain Trudel, trombone; Laval Symphony Orchestra; François Dompierre, conductor.

I. Burleske [2nd mvt of Jardin d'hiver] -- II. Élégie -- III. [unwritten].

 

FORSYTH, Malcolm, 1936-2011

These Cloud-capp'd Towers - Concert Piece for Trombone and Orchestra (1989) For solo trombone - 1111/2000/timp(perc)/strings or 2222/2000/timp(perc)/strings. Duration: 12 min.

Commissioned by the Prince George Symphony Orchestra, with funding from the Canada Council. Premiere: May 4, 1991, Vanier Hall, Prince George, BC; Alain Trudel, trombone; Prince George Symphony Orchestra; John Unsworth, conductor.

This work is discussed in Alain Trudel's Legacy: Selected Canadian Trombone Repertoire, 1984-2001 (2002, pp. 65-71) by Jennifer Raine. DMA diss., Manhattan School of Music.

This work was reviewed in the International Trombone Association Journal, January 2012 (Vol. 40 No. 1, pp. 39-40) by Joel Elias.

[Published by Counterpoint Musical Services Inc., 1990 - Toronto, ON]

CD: Alain Trudel, trombone: "21st International Trombone Workshop" - Hochschule für Musik Detmold HSD 003

I. Melancolico, ma con moto -- II. Vivo e nervoso.

CMC #: MI 1333 F735the

 

FRASER, Hugh, 1958-

Primary colours. Triple concerto. For trombone (blue), trumpet (yellow), saxophone (red) and orchestra.

Premiere: May 1, 2006, Hugh Fraser, trombone; Kenny Wheeler, trumpet; Cambell Ryga, saxophone; CBC Radio Orchestra; Yannick Nézet-Séguin, conductor.

I. Blue ­ II. Yellow ­ III. Red

 

GIBSON, Richard, 1953-

A Concerto for Trombone and Orchestra (1982) Trombone solo - 4332 4331 timp3 percs, large string resources (div a 6 in first vlns). Duration: ca. 28 min.

This was the composer's Master's thesis at the University of Western Ontario. It was awarded two national prizes (PRO Canada and Robert Fleming).

I. Introduction -- II. Echoes -- III. Patterns -- IV. Polyphony.

 

HÉTU, Jacques, 1938-2010

Concerto pour trombone, Op. 57 (1995) Trombone solo - 2(picc)2(cor ang)2(cl basse)2/4200/timp, 2 perc/strings. Duration: 20 min.

Dedicated to Alain Trudel. Premiere: July 21, 1995, l'amphithéâtre de Lanaudière, QC; Alain Trudel, trombone; l'Orchestre métropolitain; Jacques Lacombe, conductor.

This work is discussed in Alain Trudel's Legacy: Selected Canadian Trombone Repertoire, 1984-2001 (2002, pp. 86-93) by Jennifer Raine. DMA diss., Manhattan School of Music.

[published by Les Éditions Doberman-Yppan DO 477, 1996 - St-Nicolas, QC]

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I. Andante con moto - Allegro moderato -- II. Adagio -- III. Andante - Allegro con brio.

CMC #: MI 1333 H591co

 

HODKINSON, Sydney, 1934-

The Steps of Time: An Elegy (1984) For cello or trombone, string quartet or string orchestra, and optional percussion. Duration: 12 min. [Essentially the same work as Hodkinson's Trauermusik for trombone or cello and piano].

In memoriam George Cacioppo. Premiere: August 1985, Southern Methodist University, Dallas, TX; Sydney Hodkinson, conductor.

[Rental available from Theodore Presser - King of Prussia, PA]

I. Prologue -- II. Supplication -- III. Invocation -- IV. Epilogue.

 

Knudson, Elizabeth, 1981-

Blueprint (2016) For jazz trio (tenor saxophone, trombone and double bass) and full orchestra. Duration: 23:30.

Premiere: June 10, 2016, Christ Church Cathedral, Vancouver, BC; Brent Mah, tenor saxophone; Jim Hopson, trombone; Graham Clark, double bass; West Coast Symphony Orchestra; Bujar Llapaj, conductor.

Download score sample here.

Listen to audio sample here.

CMC #: MI 1401 K741blu

 

LUDWIG, Christopher, 1972-

Looking Down and Seeing the Stars (2003) For bass trombone and string orchestra.

I. -- II.

 

MARSHALL, Kye, 1943-

Concerto for Bass Trombone and String Orchestra. Duration: 15 min.

Commissioned by John Capon. Premiere: March 13, 1998, Glenn Gould Studio, Toronto, ON; Jerry Johnson, bass trombone; The Composers' Orchestra; Gary Kulesha, conductor.

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CMC #: MI 1333 M368co

 

McCAULEY, William A., 1917-1999

Five Miniatures For Bass Trombone, Harp and Strings (1959) Duration: 8:00.

Dedicated to Emory Remington. Premiere: 1959, Rochester, NY; Donald Knaub, bass trombone; Eastman-Rochester Symphony Orchestra; Frederick Fennell, conductor.

A pedagogical discussion of this work can be found in A Guide to Solo Canadian Trombone Literature Available Through the Canadian Music Centre (1985) by Karen A. Maxwell; edited by Patricia Martin Shand. Toronto, ON: Canadian Music Centre.

This work is also discussed in Trombone Chamber Music: An Annotated Bibliography (1983, p. 24) by Harry J. Arling. Nashville, TN: The Brass Press.

This work is also briefly discussed in Annotated Guide to Bass Trombone Literature (1985, p. 36) by Thomas G. Everett. Nashville, TN: The Brass Press.

[published by Marseg Ltd., 1976 - Willowdale, ON]

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I. Powerful -- II. Peaceful -- III. Prankish -- IV. Pensive -- V. Progressive.

CMC #: MI 1750 M123fi

 

McDONALD, Boyd, 1932-

Triple Concerto for Bellows & Brass (2003, rev. 2005) For trumpet/piano, accordion, trombone and orchestra. Duration: 21:30.

Dedicated to Bramwell Tovey. Commissioned by Bellows & Brass with assistance from the Laidlaw Foundation and the Wilfrid Laurier University Development Fund. Premiere: November 5, 2004; Alain Trudel, trombone; Guy Few, trumpet/piano; Joseph Petric, accordion; Symphony Hamilton; James McKay, conductor.

Download score sample here.

I. Energico -- II. Andante -- III. Finale: Ritmico.

CMC #: MI 1450 M135tri 2003

 

McDOUGALL, Ian, 1938-

Concerto for Bass Trombone and Orchestra (1993) For solo bass trombone - 2(picc)22(bass cl)2/4231/timp, perc/strings.

Commissioned by the Toronto Symphony Orchestra. Premiere: December 6,7,8, 1993, Roy Thomson Hall, Toronto, ON; Murray Crewe, bass trombone; Toronto Symphony Orchestra; Newton Wayland, conductor.

This work was reviewed in the International Trombone Association Journal, January 2010 (Vol. 38 No. 1, p. 49) by Frank Gazda.

[Published by Warwick Music TB126 - Warwick, England]

Listen to a recording of the premiere here (Scroll down the Artist box in the right column).

I. Introduction: Allegro vivo -- II. Larghetto (Bluesy) -- III. Allegro moderato - Allegro con furore.

CMC #: MI 1333 M137con

 

McPHERSON, John, 1958-

Through the Eyes of a Child (2014) For trombone, choir and orchestra. Duration: 17 min.

Premiere: May 11, 2014, Winspear Centre, Edmonton, AB; John McPherson, trombone; Edmonton Symphony Orchestra; Kokopelli & Òran Choirs; William Eddins, conductor.

Concert review here.

 

McPHERSON, John, 1958-

Walk in Beauty for Trombone and Orchestra

Premiere: February 6, 2000, Edmonton, AB; John McPherson, trombone; Edmonton Symphony Orchestra.

Note: 80-90% of the solo part is improvised.

[Published by Twosheds Music - Edmonton, Alberta]

The composer discusses the piece and demonstrates a short excerpt here.

 

MOUSSA, Samy, 1984-

Kammerkonzert III (2006) For trombone and chamber orchestra (flute/piccolo, oboe, bass clarinet, bassoon, horn, trumpet, tuba, 1 percussion (marimba, glockenspiel, bass drum, 3 toms), harp, piano, strings).

Premiere: June 30, 2006, Summer Sounds Festival, Porvoo, Finland; [probably] Valtteri Malmivirta, trombone; Avanti! Chamber Orchestra; Juha Nikkola, conductor.

 

OESTERLE, Michael, 1968-

Counting Games for Julia Robinson (2010) For trombone and ensemble (Flute/Piccolo, Oboe, Clarinet, Bass Clarinet, Bassoon/Contrabassoon, Horn, Trumpet, Keyboard, Harp, Percussion, Violin 1, Violin 2, Viola, Cello, Double Bass). With choreography by Serge Bennathan. Duration: 24 min.

Commissioned by Turning Point with financial assistance from the Canada Council for the Arts. Premiere: April 14-16, 2011, Queen Elizabeth Theatre, Vancouver, BC; Jeremy Berkman, trombone; Turning Point Ensemble; Owen Underhill, conductor; Ballet BC.

I. Definability problems -- II. Saguaro's shadow -- III. effective decidability -- IV. meeting Matijasevic.

 

O'LEARY, Jim, 1971-

Concerto for Trombone and Orchestra (2005) Solo trombone - 3*3*3*3*/4331/timp/3 perc/strings/piano. Duration: 17:30.

Premiere: October 23, 2005, Confederation Centre of the Arts, Charlottetown, PE; Dale Sorensen, trombone; Prince Edward Island Symphony Orchestra; James Mark, conductor.

[published by Svensk Musik Swedmic AB GB7207 - Stockholm, Sweden]

I. -- II. B is for Burpee -- III.

Listen to recording excerpts here (under "List of Works").

 

RAUM, Elizabeth, 1945-

Concerto for Bass Trombone (2007) For bass trombone and orchestra (strings and percussion). Duration: 12 min.

Commissioned by Barnaby Kerekes and Friends for Douglas Sparkes on the occasion of his birthday, December 2007. Premiere: March 28, 2009, Rose Theatre, Brampton, ON; Barnaby Kerekes, bass trombone; Brampton Symphony; Robert Raines, conductor.

This work was reviewed in the International Trombone Association Journal, April 2012 (Vol. 40 No. 2, p. 46) by Eric High, and again in January 2013 (Vol. 41 No. 1, p. 53) by Philip Brink.

[published by Cherry Classics 2329 - Vancouver, BC]

Download score sample here.

Watch video of live performance here.

I. Allegro con fuoco -- II. Romance (for Nata) -- III. Moderato.

 

RAUM, Elizabeth, 1945-

Olmütz concerto (1994) Solo alto trombone - 2222/2200/timp/strings. Duration: 20 min.

Commissioned by the CBC. Dedicated to J. Richard Raum. Premiere: 1995, Regina, SK; Christian Lindberg, alto trombone; Regina Symphony; Vladimir Conta, conductor.

This work is discussed in Alto Trombone Solo Literature: An Annotated Bibliography (2001) by Wilford Wayne Kimball. DMA diss., Arizona State University. ProQuest (ATT 3031461).

This work is also briefly described in Twentieth-Century Trombone Music by Women of the United States and Canada (2008) by Sondra Bell. DMA thesis, University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music. ProQuest (ATT 3081861).

[published by Editions Bim, 1994 - Bulle, Switzerland] Parts available on rental from the publisher.

Listen to recording sample here.

I. Allegro moderato -- II. Andante amabile -- III. Rondo: Allegretto con spirito.

CMC #: MI 1333 R246ol

 

RAUM, Elizabeth, 1945-

Romance (2001) For trombone (or french horn or bassoon or viola or violoncello) and flute, oboe, clarinet, bassoon, 2 violins, viola, violoncello and double bass. Duration: 5 min.

Download score sample here.

Listen to recording here.

CMC #: MI 1333 R246ro

 

ROE, David W., 1940-

Sketches for Trombone and Orchestra (1980) Solo trombone - 2232/4220/timp/2 perc/strings.

[published by DWR Music - Barrie, Ontario]

I. -- II. Maestoso -- III. -- IV. -- V.

 

ROZANKOVIC, Anthony, 1962-

Figabone - Paraphrases sur des thèmes de Mozart (1989) For trombone and orchestra - 2222/0000/timp/strings.

Commissioned by l'Orchestre symphonique de Laval. Premiere: 1989; Alain Trudel, trombone; Orchestre symphonique de Laval; Paul-André Boivin, direction.

This work is discussed in Alain Trudel's Legacy: Selected Canadian Trombone Repertoire, 1984-2001 (2002, pp. 59-64) by Jennifer Raine. DMA diss., Manhattan School of Music.

I. Presto -- II. Récitatif -- II. Presto.

 

ROZANKOVIC, Anthony, 1962-

Le Projet d'Héraclite (1986) For trombone and orchestra - 2221/0000/piano/2perc/strings.

Dedicated to Valérie. Premiere: 1986; Alain Trudel, trombone; Amati Chamber Orchestra; Raymond Dessaints, conductor.

This work is discussed in Alain Trudel's Legacy: Selected Canadian Trombone Repertoire, 1984-2001 (2002, pp. 54-58) by Jennifer Raine. DMA diss., Manhattan School of Music.

 

SCHUDEL, Thomas, 1937-

Concerto for alto trombone (1990) Solo trombone - 2(picc)222/2200/2perc/strings. Duration: 17 min.

Premiere: November 24, 1990, Frot Presbyterian Church, Regina, SK; Richard Raum, trombone; Regina Symphony Orchestra; Vladimir Conta, conductor.

This work is discussed in Alto Trombone Solo Literature: An Annotated Bibliography (2001) by Wilford Wayne Kimball. DMA diss., Arizona State University. ProQuest (ATT 3031461).

I. Allegro -- II. Andante -- III. Allegro

CMC #: MI 1333 S384co

 

SLEEMAN, Anita, 1930-2011

Capriccio for Trombone, Violin and Orchestra, Op. 20 (1975) For solo trombone, solo violin - 2(picc)2(e.hn)22/4211/2perc/strings. Duration: 7 min.

Premiere: January 14, 2000, Capitol Theatre, Windsor, ON; Dale Sorensen, trombone; Lillian Scheirich, violin; Windsor Symphony; Susan Haig, conductor.

CMC #: MI 1450 S632cap

 

TOP, Edward, 1972-

Bass Trombone Concerto (2015) For bass trombone and orchestra - 2222/4210/timp/perc/piano/strings (min. 76543). Duration: 15:00.

Commissioned by the Vancouver Island Symphony. Premiere: April 23, 2016, Port Theatre, Nanaimo, BC; Scott MacInnes, bass trombone; Vancouver Island Symphony; Pierre Simard, conductor.

[published by Stichting Donemus Beheer D 15204, 2016 - Rijswijk, The Netherlands]

Download score sample here.

 

TOVEY, Bramwell, 1953-

The Lincoln Tunnel Cabaret (2006, orchestrated 2013) For trombone and orchestra. Original version for trombone, brass band and percussion (titled "Urban Cabaret"). Duration: 12 min.

Premiere (orchestral version): July 3,4, 2013, Avery Fisher Hall, Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts, New York City, NY; Joseph Alessi, trombone; New York Philharmonic; Bramwell Tovey, conductor.

[published by Counterpoint Music Library Services Inc. - Toronto, ON]

CD (band version): Joseph Alessi, trombone: "Maestro" - Egon CD-SFZ136 (Foden's Band; Bramwell Tovey, conductor).

Listen to recording (orchestral version) here.

Watch video sample of live performance here.

 

TSABARY, Eldad, 1969-

June 5th, 1973 (1998) For trombone and string orchestra (12-12-10-8-6). Duration: 5:30.

Premiere: November 12, 1998, Mannes Concert Hall, New York, NY; Haim Avitsur, trombone; Mannes College Orchestra; Jean Thill, conductor.

CD: Atanas Karafezliev, trombone: "Masterworks of the New Era, Vol. 1" - ERMMedia 6692 (Philharmonia Bulgarica; Robert Ian Winstin, conductor).

CMC #: MI 1633 T877jun

 

TURNER, Robert, 1920-2012

The strong thunder of the full straits [formerly titled "Encounter IX"] (1985) For solo trombone and orchestra (2222/3300/timp/perc/harp/strings). Duration: 7:00.

Commissioned by The Canadian Music Competition. Premiere: July 12-14, 1985, Playhouse Theatre, Winnipeg, MB; Alain Trudel, trombone (Canadian Music Competition finalist); Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra; Arthur Polson, conductor.

This work is discussed in Alain Trudel's Legacy: Selected Canadian Trombone Repertoire, 1984-2001 (2002, pp. 49-53) by Jennifer Raine. DMA diss., Manhattan School of Music.

CMC #: MI 1333 T951st

 

Trombone with another instrument (30)

 

AUGER, Evelin, 1956-

St-Irénée (1993) For trumpet and trombone. Also in a version for tenor and bass trombone (or tuba). Duration: 2:30.

Premiere: 1994; Geoff Thompson, trumpet; Evelin Auger, trombone.

Listen to recording (version for 2 trombones) here (video includes scrolling score).

 

BERGERON, Guy

6 Duets for trumpet and trombone (1990)

 

BOUDREAU, Michelle, 1956-

Oh les beaux soirs (2011) For trumpet and trombone. Duration: 3 min.

 

BOWLBY, Timothy, 1958-

Two Ramble (2013) For flute and bass trombone. Duration: 5:45.

 

BRADY, Timothy, 1956-

Frame 5: Shadow (2008) For electric guitar (with digital delay) and bass trombone. Duration: 9 min.

CD: Trevor Dix, bass trombone: "Tim Brady: 24 Frames, Scatter" - Ambiences Magnétiques AM-206-CD (2007-2011)

Listen to audio sample here.

 

CHATILLON, Jean, 1937-

Le son du verre, Op. 42 (1965, rev. 2005) For alto saxophone and trombone. Duration: 4 min.

Premiere: March 19, 2007, The Courtyard, Murphy Student Centre, UPEI, Charlottetown, PE; Dale Sorensen, trombone; Jonathan MacInnis, alto saxophone.

 

CULLIMORE, Jason

Encounters in three movements for oboe and trombone.

 

DION, Denis, 1957-

Quatre Tableaux (1993) For trumpet and trombone.

Written for Guy Few and Alain Trudel. Premiere: Guy Few, trumpet; Alain Trudel, trombone.

I. chasse..., Vif et bien rythmé -- II. pourpre -- III. en trompe l'oeil, Modére -- IV. en courte pointe...

CMC #: MI 6126 D592qu

 

DOOL, Charles, 1933-

Madrigal for Alto Trombone and Viola, Op. 62 (1997) Duration: 2:20.

[published by Lassus Publications LP-23, 2003 - Victoria, BC]

Download score sample here.

 

DUTTON, Brent, 1950-

Then and Now (1979) For euphonium or trombone, and tuba.

Premiere: 1979, Central Michigan University.

[published by Seesaw Music Corp. (0834) - New York, NY]

 

FORSYTH, Malcolm, 1936-2011

Two Gentil Knyghtes (1979) For bass trombone and tuba. Duration: 13 min.

Premiere: June2, 1985, Convocation Hall, Edmonton, AB; Christopher Taylor, bass trombone; Scott Whetham, tuba.

This work is listed in ACNMP's Contemporary Showcase Syllabus (Class 2803-B Advanced).

[Published by Counterpoint Musical Services Inc. - Toronto, ON]

I. Tucket -- II. Sir Jeffrey, his jest -- III. L'après-midi d'un hippo -- IV. Sir Roger, his ricercar.

CMC #: MI 6126 F735tw

 

GRIGG, Jordan, 1972-

Duo for Trumpet and Trombone (1993) Duration: 9:30.

[published on Scoreexchange and Musicaneo]

View score sample and listen to MIDI recording here.

I. Andante -- II. Allegro ma non troppo -- III. Adagio.

 

HARROP, Todd, 1970-

November Waves (1998-99) For trombone and violin. Duration: 8 min.

Dedicated to Matthew McConchie and Chloe Kohut. Premiere: March 29, 1999, Phillip T. Young Recital Hall, University of Victoria, Victoria, BC; Matthew McConchie, trombone; Chloe Kohut, violin.

 

HARROP, Todd, 1970-

Stonepath Night (2014) For tenor saxophone and bass trombone. Duration: 20 min.

Premiere: August 29, 2014, Le milieu, Montreal, QC; Alfredo Mendoza, tenor saxophone; Felix Del Tredici, bass trombone.

 

HODKINSON, Sydney, 1934-

Vignettes (1965) For trombone and horn. Duration: 5 min.

Commissioned by Sheila Oney and Laurel Dorko. Premiere: November, 1966, Athens, OH; Sheila Oney, trombone; Laurel Dorko, horn.

This work was reviewed in the International Trombone Association Journal, January 2011 (Vol. 39 No. 1, p. 50) by Chris Buckholz.

[Published by Theodore Presser 144-40411 - King of Prussia, PA]

I. Forcefully -- II. Grotesquely -- III. Slowly -- IV. Scurrying.

CMC #: MI 6126 H691vi

 

KAPLAN, David, 1923-2015

Suite for Soprano Sax and Trombone (2005)

 

MARCEL, Luc, 1962-

Attraction (1992) For sopranino saxophone and trombone.

CMC #: MI 8240 M314att

 

MARCEL, Luc, 1962-

Voyage vu de l'extérieur - 1. Duo: Pair (1991) For tenor saxophone and trombone. Duration: ca. 24 min.

Dedicated to the composer's father.

Download score sample here.

CMC #: MI 8100 M314voy

 

MAROIS, Réjean, 1954-

Bone & Bass (2015) For trombone and electric bass.

Download score sample and listen to MIDI recording here.

 

MAXWELL, James Beckwith, 1968-

eschangier (2008) For trombone and clarinet. Duration: 1:50.

Commissioned by Jeremy Berkman. Premiere: May, 2008; Jeremy Berkman, trombone; François Houle, clarinet.

 

McMANAMAN, Steve, 1958-

Under the Northern Cross (1992) For trumpet and trombone. Duration: 8 min.

Premiere: Larry Larson, trumpet; Dave Martin, trombone.

Listen to recording here.

 

NAYLOR, F. Jane, 1941-

To Another Time (2005) For flute and trombone. Duration: 6 min.

Commissioned by eklektikos with assistance from the Prince Edward Island Council of the Arts. Dedicated to the composer's daughter Miriam and son-in-law Grahame Rhodes, who play flute and trombone respectively. Premiere: April 9, 2005, Charlottetown Mall, Charlottetown, PE; Amanda Mark, flute; Dale Sorensen, trombone.

[published by Pine Grove Music PG-10 - Crapaud, PE]

 

PETTIGREW, Laura, 1954-

Suite for Trombone and Guitar (2011)

Written for and dedicated to Shawn Grocott and Wolfgang Meyer-Johanning.

I. Sanguine -- II. Jasmine -- III. Silver.

 

RAUM, Elizabeth, 1945-

Four Elements (1980) For violin (or trumpet) and trombone. Duration: ca. 12 min.

Dedicated to Priscilla and Gordon Hallberg.

This work is briefly described in Twentieth-Century Trombone Music by Women of the United States and Canada (2008) by Sondra Bell. DMA thesis, University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music. ProQuest (ATT 3081861).

[published by Cherry Classics 2778 - Vancouver, BC]

Download score sample here (version with violin).

Download score sample here (version with trumpet).

Listen to Centrestreams recording here (requires login).

I. Water -- II. Earth -- III. Air -- IV. Fire.

CMC #: MI 8223 R246fo

 

RAUM, Elizabeth, 1945-

Prelude to Parting (1994) Ballet music for trombone, violin and tape (CD). Duration: 14 min. (CD accompaniment available from the composer).

For Dick and Erika Raum. Commissioned by the Saskatchewan Youth Ballet with assistance from the Canada Council. Premiere: May 11, 1994, Open Stage Theatre, University of Regina, SK; Richard Raum, trombone; Erika Raum, violin; Connie and Katrina Wernikowski, dancers.

Download score sample here.

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CMC #: MI 9223 R246pr

 

ROZANKOVIC, Anthony, 1962-

Pas de deux (1990) For trombone and bass clarinet. Duration: 13 min.

Commissioned by Nouvel Ensemble Moderne. Premiere: June 1990, New York; Alain Trudel, trombone; André Moisan, clarinet.

CD: Alain Trudel, trombone: "Musiques de Montréal" - UMMUS UMM 105

 

SABLICH, Mirko, 1970-

Diferencias (2014) For baritone saxophone and bass trombone. Duration: 20 min.

Premiere: August 29, 2014, Le milieu, Montreal, QC; Alfredo Mendoza, baritone saxophone; Felix Del Tredici, bass trombone.

[published by Ensemble SISYPHE Publishing House emsis 07-006]

 

SHARMAN, Rodney, 1958-

Because of John Cage (2013) For bass trombone and harp. Duration: 8 min.

Commissioned by Duo Attema Haring. Premiere: March 10, 2013, Theater Jan van Besouw, Goirle, Netherlands; Duo Attema Haring: Brandt Attema, bass trombone; Astrid Haring, harp.

Watch video of live performance here.

 

TITTLE, Steve, 1935-

The dragon doesn't live here anymore (1979) For trombone and double bass. Duration: ca. 10 min.

Written for Joe Riedel, trombone; Brian Robinson, double bass.

[published by Lassus Publications LP-TM4 - Victoria, BC]

CD: Brad Howland, trombone: "Northern Soundings: Music for Trombone by Canadian Composers" - Lassus Audio LP-CD314

Download score sample here.

Listen to recording here.

CMC #: MI 8223 T622dr

 

VIDOV, Jeff, 1971-

Let the metal drop (1993) For trombone and tuba. Duration: 5 min.

Written for Mark Babbitt and Chris Carbone. Premiere: January 1993, Hubbard Hall, Eastman School of Music, Rochester, NY; Mark Babbitt, trombone; Chris Carbone, tuba.

CD: Mark Babbitt, trombone; Chris Carbone, tuba: "Three Trees" - Jeff Vidov (1993)

 

YOUNG, Andrea

3am (2014) For saxophone and bass trombone. Duration:

Premiere: August 29, 2014, Le milieu, Montreal, QC; Alfredo Mendoza, saxophone; Felix Del Tredici, bass trombone.

 

Trombone with another instrument and piano (31)

 

AUGER, Evelin, 1956-

Mon chagrin (2011) For trombone, piano and SATB choir. Text by Khalil Gibran (Le fou).

 

BÉDARD, Daniel

Looking Back (2000) For sackbut, tenor saxophone, piano and 4 track soundscape (electroacoustic).

Premiere: Charlotte Leonard, sackbut.

 

BOUCHARD, Linda, 1957-

Murderous Little World (2009) For trumpet/piano/voice, trombone/voice, accordion/voice, live electronics and video projections. Multimedia and Concert versions. Duration: 60 min.

Commissioned by Bellows and Brass. Premiere: February 11, 2011, Conrad Centre for the Performing Arts, NUMUS Festival, Kitchener-Waterloo, ON; Guy Few, trumpet; Eric Vaillancourt, trombone; Joseph Petric, accordion; Linda Bouchard, live electronics.

Watch video samples here.

Listen to audio samples here.

 

BOWLBY, Timothy, 1958-

Trio for Trumpet, Trombone & Piano (2002). Duration: 7:30.

Composed for Haim Avitsur.

 

BUELL, Timothy J.

Bessie Smith at Roy Thomson Hall (1988) For trombone, voice and piano.

Musical setting of the poem by Michael Ondaatje.

Premiere: Charlotte Leonard, trombone.

 

CAVELL, Peter, 1981-

Encounter (2001) For trombone, clarinet, and piano. Duration: 3 min.

 

CAVELL, Peter, 1981-

Five Songs (2003) For baritone and trombone. Text by Peter Cavell. Duration: 7 min.

 

CODE, James Grant, 1942-

Scherzo eclectique (2002) For trumpet, trombone and piano.

Premiere: November 23, 2002, Steel Recital Hall, UPEI, Charlottetown, PE. Mark Parsons, trumpet; Dale Sorensen, trombone; Jacqueline Sorensen, piano.

CMC #: MI 8321 C669sc

 

CODE, James Grant, 1942-

Petite journal d'été brûlant (1976) For bassoon, bass trombone (doubling on wood block) and piano (doubling on suspended cymbal). Duration: 6:00.

Premiere: February 19, 1976, Brunton Auditorium, Mount Allison University, Sackville, NB. David Hare, bassoon; Bob Ferguson, trombone; Gregory Watters, piano.

Download score sample here.

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CMC #: MI 8341 C669pet -- MI 5226 C669pe -- MI 8311 C699pe

 

GRAHL, Trevor, 1984-

Strange Desires (2014) For violin, trombone and piano. Duration: 30 min.

Commissioned with the support of the Nederlands Fonds Podium Kunsten. Premiere: April 8, 2014, Chapelle historique du Bon-Pasteur, Montreal, QC; 7090 (Bas Wiegers, violin; Koen Kaptijn, trombone; Nora Mulder, piano).

Listen to audio sample here.

 

HAMBRAEUS, Bengt, 1928-2000

Trio Sonata (1985) For tenor trombone, accordion, piano. Duration: ca. 17 min.

Commissioned by Joseph Petric under a grant from The Canada Council. Dedicated to Joseph Petric. Premiere: October 20, 1985, Vancouver East Cultural Centre, Vancouver, BC; Gordon Cherry, trombone; Joseph Petric, accordion; Arlie Thompson, piano.

CD: Marc Donatelle, trombone: "Gems: Joseph Petric, accordionist" - CONACCORD 490491-3

Listen to Centrestreams recording here (requires login).

CMC #: MI 8321 H199tr

 

HANSON, Jens, 1936-

Airs and Marches (1998, rev. 2000) For trombone, piano and percussion.

Premiere: January 26, 1999, Assumption Chapel, Windsor, ON. Jehanbakhsh Jasavala, trombone; Jill Ball, percussion; Christopher Burton, piano.

 

HODKINSON, Sydney, 1934-

Trauermusik (1984) For trombone or cello, piano, and optional percussion. Duration: 12 min. [Essentially the same work as Hodkinson's Steps of Time for trombone or cello and string quartet or string orchestra].

Premiere: October 20, 1985, Eastman School of Music, Rochester, NY; John Marcellus, trombone.

This work is discussed in American Trombone Solos Written from 1960 to 1990 Deserving Greater Recognition and Exposure: An Annotated Bibliography (1991, p. 77) by Joseph Robert Crider. DA diss., University of Northern Colorado. ProQuest (ATT 9216415).

[Published by Theodore Presser 144-40384 - King of Prussia, PA]

 

LeBEL, Emilie Cecilia, 1979-

sometimes in the mornings their commute aligned, briefly (2014) For violin, trombone and piano. Duration: 10 min.

Written for 7090. Workshop reading: April 5, 2014, Music Gallery, Toronto, ON; 7090 (Bas Wiegers, violin; Koen Kaptijn, trombone; Nora Mulder, piano). The revised score from the workshop has not been premiered.

 

LEMAY, Robert, 1960-

Voix parallèles (2004) For tenor saxophone, trombone and piano. Duration: 7:15.

Hommage à Robert Morin, cinéaste et vidéaste québécois. Dedicated to SoundMoves. Premiere: March 22, 2005, Salle Henri-Gagnon, Pavillon Jacques Louis Casault, Faculté de musique de l'Université Laval; Jean-François Guay, tenor saxophone; James Lebens, trombone; Hélène Desjardins, piano. 

CMC #: MI 8341 L549voi

 

LUSTIG, Leila S., 1944-

The Heart is a Resilient Muscle (2014) For female voice, trombone and piano. Words by Heather Simeney McLeod. Duration: 9:45.

Premiere: April 9, 2017, Beaconsfield Carriage House, Charlottetown, PEI; Margot Rejskind, voice; Dale Sorensen, trombone; Frances McBurnie, piano.

[published by Lassus Publications LL-1, 2014 - Victoria, BC]

Download score sample here.

CMC #: MV 1221 L972hea

 

MARTIN, Chad, 1969-

Grendel (2003) For bass trombone, piano and marimba (version also exists for bass trombone, piano, bass and marimba). Duration: 11 min.

 

McDONALD, Boyd, 1932-

Three for two (1989) For trumpet, trombone and piano. The piano part is to be played by both the trumpeter and the trombonist. Duration: 13 min.

Commissioned by Guy Few and Alain Trudel. Premiere: January 13, 1990, Debut Atlantic tour, Bedford United Church, Bedford, NS. Guy Few, trumpet and piano; Alain Trudel, trombone and piano.

This work is discussed in Alain Trudel's Legacy: Selected Canadian Trombone Repertoire, 1984-2001 (2002, pp. 126-129) by Jennifer Raine. DMA diss., Manhattan School of Music.

CD: Alain Trudel, trombone: "Bellows & Brass... and Boyd" - Springdale Records SD-0100

CMC #: MI 6226 M135th

 

MILLER, Cassandra, 1976-

Waltz Collection (2014) For violin, trombone and piano. Duration: 23 min.

Commissioned with the support of the Canada Council for the Arts. Premiere: April 8, 2014, Chapelle historique du Bon-Pasteur, Montreal, QC; 7090 (Bas Wiegers, violin; Koen Kaptijn, trombone; Nora Mulder, piano).

Sinner Waltz - Crucified Waltz - Tender Waltz - Mountain Holler Waltz - Trillium.

 

MURPHY-KING, August

Universal Testing Machine (2014) For violin, trombone and piano. Duration: 8 min.

Premiere: March 18, 2014, Walter Hall, University of Toronto, ON; Sophie Dupuis, violin; Dale Sorensen, trombone; Tyler Versluis, piano.

 

PALMER, Frank, 1971-

Sinking At Night We Sleep (2003) For trumpet, trombone and piano. Duration: 17 min.

Commissioned by Gordon Wolfe and Andrew McCandless. Premiere: March 21, 2003, Royal Conservatory of Music, Toronto, ON. Gordon Wolfe, trombone; Andrew McCandless, trumpet; Patricia Krueger, piano.

I. ? -- II. ? -- III. ? -- IV. ?. (any individual or combination of movements may be performed).

 

PISHNY-FLOYD, Monte Keene, 1941-

Study for violin, trombone and piano (1967) Duration: 1:10.

CMC #: MI 8325 P677st

 

RAUM, Elizabeth, 1945-

The Bushwakker Six Pack (2002) Version for trumpet, trombone and piano (in 2 versions, one a little easier than the other). Duration: 17 min.

Premiere: January 14, 2014, Conservatoire de Musique de Quebec, Val d'Or, QC; Neal Bennett, trombone; Frederic Demers, trumpet; Hugues Cloutier, piano.

CD: Balaton Chamber Brass: "Changing Times and Colors" - Albany Records TROY1582

Listen to recording here.

I. Stubblejumper Pilsener -- II. Northern Lights Lager -- III. Screamin' Mosquito Chili Beer -- IV. Last Mountain Lager -- V. MacGregor's Wee Heavy -- VI. India Pale Ale.

 

RAUM, Elizabeth, 1945-

Flights of Fancy (2012) For clarinet, trombone and piano. Duration: 12 min.

Commissioned by Triple Play. Premiere: October 15, 2012, Vale Living With Lakes Centre, Laurentian University, Sudbury, ON; Triple Play: Charlotte Leonard, trombone; Brenda Arrowsmith, clarinet; Charlene Biggs, piano.

[published by Cimarron Music Press CM 2199, 2014]

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I. Taking Off -- II. Gliding -- III. Barnstorming.

 

ROSS, Clark, 1957-

Distorted Mirrors (2013) For trumpet, trombone and piano. Duration: 9:00.

Premiere: November 22, 2013, D.F. Cook Recital Hall, Memorial University of Newfoundland, St. John's, NL; Alan Klaus, trumpet; Timothy Dueppen, trombone; Kristina Szutor, piano.

 

ROZANKOVIC, Anthony, 1962-

Des Bagels et des Bombes; trio interractif pour deux musiciens (1992) For trumpet, trombone, piano and invented instruments. The piano part is to be played by both the trumpeter and the trombonist.

 

ROZANKOVIC, Anthony, 1962-

Générations (1985) For trombone, piano and contrabass.

 

ROZANKOVIC, Anthony, 1962-

Jesu meine freude (1985) For trombone, piano and tape.

 

SCHMIDT, Heather, 1974-

Ninasitako (2001) For bass trombone, percussion, and piano. Duration: 8 min.

Commissioned by Bob Baker. Dedicated to Bob Baker and Tim Rawlings. Premiere: July 13, 2001, Banff Centre, Banff, AB. Bob Baker, bass trombone; Tim Rawlings, percussion.

I. Lento -- II. Allegro.

 

SIMMS, Bekah, 1990-

Fill your hands with work and lovers (2014) For trumpet, trombone and prepared piano.

Commissioned by Stephen Ivany. Premiere (upcoming): January, 2016, Florida State University; Stephen Ivany, trombone.

I. work -- II. lovers. (may be performed in either order).

 

WARE, Peter, 1951-

Totentanz For oboe, bass trombone and piano (or flute, bassoon and piano). Duration: 5 min.

[published by Acoma-Nambe Editions AE098 - Toronto]

 

YORK, Barbara, 1949-

Nordic Suite (2012) For trombone, tuba and piano. Duration: 16:30.

Premiere: April 10, 2014, Christ Church Deer Park, Toronto, ON; Dale Sorensen, trombone; Jonathan Rowsell, tuba; Vanessa May-lok Lee, piano.

[published by Cimarron Music Press CM 2159]

CD: Dale Sorensen, trombone: "Harambee: Canadian Music for Trombone" - Pine Grove Music PGCD-01 (2015)

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I. The Chieftain -- II. The Princess -- III. The Lonesome Knight -- IV. The Jester -- V. The Skald.

 

Trombone in Small Chamber Ensemble (17)

 

CHATMAN, Stephen, 1950-

Music for Timpani (1971) For flute, trombone, timpani and piano in 4 untitled movements. Duration: 9 min.

Premiere: April, 1971, Oberlin Conservatory, Oberlin, OH; Oberlin New Directions Ensemble.

[published by Berandol, 1978 - Toronto, ON]

CMC #: MI 8471 C494mu

 

FOLEY, Daniel, 1952-

Organum Triplum, Op. 59 (2012) For two flutes and trombone.

Premiere: June 3, 2012, Gallery 345, Toronto, ON; Robert and Dianne Aitken, flutes; Scott Good, trombone.

 

HARTERY, Aiden, 1988-

Divertimento (2013) For violin, clarinet, trombone and percussion. Duration: 3:45.

Commissioned by the Newfoundland Symphony Orchestra's chamber group The Crucible Quartet.

Listen to recording here.

 

HORWOOD, Michael, 1947-

Salut (1978) A choreographic sketch for flute, clarinet, trombone and drum set. Duration: 6 min.

Commissioned by Jennifer Van Papendorp (in conjunction with Toronto Dance Theatre Workshops). Premiere: March, 1978, Toronto Dance Theatre, Toronto, ON; Ingrid Timmermans, flute; Ralf Uhrig, clarinet; Christopher Mack, trombone; Terry Campbell, drum set.

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CMC #: MI 8470 H824sa

 

HORWOOD, Michael, 1947-

Zymolysis (1970, rev. 1978) For clarinet, trombone, vibraphone and double bass. Duration: 5:45.

In memory of Edgard Varèse. Premiere: December 5, 1981, Norman MacKenzie Art Gallery, University of Regina, Regina, SK; Contemporary Directions Ensemble.

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CMC #: MI 8473 H824zy

 

McDONALD, Boyd, 1932-

Tango (1997) For trumpet, trombone, accordion and piano. The piano part is to be played by the trumpeter. Duration: 4:30.

Written for Bellows & Brass. Premiere: September 19, 1997, Encore Atlantic tour, Fredericton, NB. Guy Few, piano and trumpet; Alain Trudel, trombone; Joseph Petric, accordion.

This work is discussed in Alain Trudel's Legacy: Selected Canadian Trombone Repertoire, 1984-2001 (2002, pp. 136-138) by Jennifer Raine. DMA diss., Manhattan School of Music.

CD: Alain Trudel, trombone: "Bellows & Brass... and Boyd" - Springdale Records SD-0100

 

MOZETICH, Marjan, 1948-

Ice (1977) For flute, viola, trombone and piano. Duration: 12:00.

Written for Arraymusic. Premiere: March, 1978, Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto, ON; Arraymusic.

CD: Arraymusic: "Array Legacy" - Artifact Music ART-038

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CMC #: MI 8445 M939ic

 

OICKLE, Lucas, 1991-

Lifecycle of a Groove (2013) For alto saxophone, Bb trumpet, trombone (playing tenor & bass), and piano. Duration: 9:30.

Premiere: January 24, 2014, 14th annual West Coast Composers' Symposium, Roy Barnett Recital Hall, University of British Columbia School of Music, Vancouver, BC; Waylon Ye, saxophone; Jonathan Mok, trumpet; Justin Chiang, trombone; Michelle Leung, piano.

 

SABAT, Marc, 1965-

Modernes Kaufhaus (1998) For clarinet/bass clarinet, trombone, muted piano and cello. Duration: 11 min.

Commissioned by Quartett Avance, Freiburg with the assistance of Akademie Schloß Solitude. Premiere: July 27, 1998, Internationale Ferienkurse für Neue Musik, l'Orangerie, Darmstadt, Germany.

 

SCHIPIZKY, Frederick, 1952-

Strange Quartet #1 (2002) For trumpet, trombone, piano and bass. Duration: 10:00.

Premiere: February 17, 2002; University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC; Larry Knopp, trumpet; Gordon Cherry, trombone; Linda Lee-Thomas, piano; Ken Friedman, bass.

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CMC #: MI 8425 S336st

 

TAYLOR, Robert

Ellipses for 7090 (2014) For violin, trombone, piano, poet and vocalist. Duration: 6 min.

Workshop reading: April 5, 2014, Music Gallery, Toronto, ON; 7090 (Bas Wiegers, violin; Koen Kaptijn, trombone; Nora Mulder, piano); Shawn Salik, automatiste poet; Maeve Palmer, soprano.

Download score and listen to recording here.

 

THOMSON, Blair

Bitbybits (2014) For trombone/bass trumpet, clarinet and percussion.

Commissioned by David Martin.

 

TRUDEL, Alain, 1966-

Le Chauffe Eau (2001) Incidental music for Felix Puppet Theatre. For trumpet, trombone, recorder, percussion, accordion and tape. Duration: 30 min.

Premiere: 2001, Place des Arts, Montreal, QC; Bellows and Brass (Guy Few, trumpet; Alain Trudel, trombone).

 

TRUDEL, Alain, 1966-

Passage (1995) for trumpet, trombone, accordion and piano. Duration: 12 min.

Commissioned by the CBC. Premiere: 1995, Encore Atlantic; Bellows and Brass (Guy Few, trumpet; Alain Trudel, trombone).

This work is discussed in Alain Trudel's Legacy: Selected Canadian Trombone Repertoire, 1984-2001 (2002, pp. 139-141) by Jennifer Raine. DMA diss., Manhattan School of Music.

[published by Les Éditions Doberman-Yppan DO 245 - St-Nicolas, QC]

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Listen to recording here.

I. -- II. -- III.

 

TRUDEL, Alain, 1966-

The Perfect Cake (2000) Comic opera for sockpuppets, accordion, piano, trumpet and trombone based on famous arias. Duration: 25 min.

Written for Bellows and Brass.

Watch video of live performance here.

 

TRUDEL, Alain, 1966-

Visions (1992) for trumpet, trombone (also plays bass drum), piano (also plays a percussion instrument) and percussion (tam-tam, tom-tom, vibraphone, snare drum, high-pitched kitchen pot or high-pitched gong). Duration: 10 min.

This work is discussed in Alain Trudel's Legacy: Selected Canadian Trombone Repertoire, 1984-2001 (2002, pp. 133-135) by Jennifer Raine. DMA diss., Manhattan School of Music.

[published by Les Éditions Doberman-Yppan DO 239 - St-Nicolas, QC]

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I. -- II. -- III.

 

TURNER, Sara Scott, 1926-

Animal, anima (2001) Three songs for voice, piano, trombone and tubular bells. Poems by Rainer Maria Rilke and Robin S. Chapman. Duration: 11:00.

Commissioned by Ivory Echoes Chamber Music Series.

I. Der Panther (R. M. Rilke) -- II. What's the Bear Doing in Your Poem? (R.S. Chapman) -- III. Flight Cage (R.S. Chapman).

CMC #: MV 1261 T952ani

 

WILSON, Scott, 1969-

For Rodney Sharman (nach der Winterreise) (1999) For organ, trombone, clarinet and viola.

 

Two Trombones (14)

 

AUGER, Evelin, 1956-

St-Irénée (1993) For tenor and bass trombone (or tuba). Also in a version for trumpet and trombone. Duration: 2:30.

[published by Symphony Land 10757 - France]

Listen to recording (version for 2 trombones) here (video includes scrolling score).

 

AUGER, Evelin, 1956-

La Vie Continue (Life Goes On) (2003) For 2 trombones (version 1 for 2 basses; version 2 transposed for two tenors).

Version 1 written for Julie Bantin (Julia McIntyre) and Murray Crewe.

[Version 1 published by Lassus Publications EA-1 - Victoria, BC]

Download score sample here.

Listen to recording (version 1) here (video includes scrolling score).

I. à la Beethoven -- II. Plaisirs (Pleasures) -- III. Valse faste.

 

CODE, James Grant, 1942-

Duet for two trombones.

 

FORSYTH, Malcolm, 1936-2011

Five fanfares (1984) No 4 (Duet for François) for 2 trombones.

[Counterpoint Musical Services Inc., rental agent - Toronto, ON]

CMC #: MI 6136 F735fi

 

FRANCIS, Nicholas, 1977-

Evening News (2001) For tenor (or alto) trombone and bass trombone. Duration: ca. 5:30.

Premiere: February 2002, Walter Hall, University of Toronto, ON; Brad Dickson tenor trombone; Scott MacInnes, bass trombone.

[published by Cherry Classics 2106 - Vancouver, BC]

Download score sample here.

 

KLEIN, Lothar, 1932-2004

Vice-versa (1995) Suite for 2 trombones.

This work is listed in ACNMP's Contemporary Showcase Syllabus (Class 2803-B Advanced).

I. Fanfare -- II. Scherzi with blues -- III. Scherzo II -- IV. Jamboree.

CMC #: MI 6123 K64vi

 

McDOUGALL, Ian, 1938-

Three Vignettes and a Variation (2002) For tenor and bass trombone (or tuba).

Commissioned by Paul Compton and Joshua Brown at North Texas State University. Premiere: 2002; ITA Journal lists premiere as: January 8, 2004, Texas Tech University; David Wilborn, Paul Compton, trombones.

[published by Warwick Music TB704 - Warwick, England]

I. Vignette I -- II. Vignette II -- III. Vignette III -- IV. Variation on a Theme by Billy Strayhorn.

 

McKENZIE, Robert, 1953-

Six Sackbut Scintillations (2000) For 2 trombones. Duration: 5 min.

Commissioned by the British Columbia Region Canadian Music Centre with assistance from the British Columbia 2000 Millennium Arts and Heritage Fund. Premiere: February, 2001, Capilano College Performing Arts Theatre, North Vancouver, BC; Rob McKenzie and Jeremy Berkman, trombones.

This work is listed in ACNMP's Contemporary Showcase Syllabus (Class 2102-D Intermediate).

[Published by Warwick Music TB445 - Warwick, England]

I. Sliphorns -- II. Savannah -- III. Shadows -- IV. Something Blue -- V. Strut -- VI. Salsa.

 

NORTH, Eric, 1988-

Equilibrium (2006) For 2 trombones (may be performed by two tenor trombones or one tenor and one bass trombone). Duration: 6 min.

Premiere: 2007, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC; Eric North, Ellen Marple, trombones.

This work was reviewed in the International Trombone Association Journal, October 2010 (Vol. 38 No. 4, p. 50) by Michael Davidson.

[published by Cherry Classics 2233 - Vancouver, BC]

Download score sample here.

Listen to recording here (MIDI).

 

O'NEILL, Charles, 1882-1964

Chums (1946) For 1 or 2 cornets or trombones or baritones and piano.

[Published by Waterloo Music, 1946 - Waterloo, ON]

CMC #: MI 6225 O58co

 

PENNEY, Josh, 1994-

A Last Dialogue (2015) For 2 trombones (both players doubling on bass and tenor) and piano.

Commissioned by Brian Lew. Premiere: March 19, 2016, Suncor Energy Hall, Memorial University of Newfoundland, St. John's, NL; Josh Penney, Brian Lew, trombones; Maggie Power, piano.

 

SCHOALES, Herb, 1918-2004

Advanced Duets for Lower Voiced Instruments, Vol. 1 & 2. For trombones, bassoons, cellos or basses.

This collection was reviewed in the International Trombone Association Journal, January 2010 (Vol. 38 No. 1, p. 47) by Peter Fielding.

[Published by Cor Publishing Co., 1999 - Massapequa, NY]

 

SURDIN, Morris, 1914-1979

Sly-d trombone(s), no. 1: suite 1 (1975) For trombone and bass trombone.

I. Welcome, come on in! -- II. A big bear -- III. Don't fall asleep now -- IV. Wake up -- V. Plunge-a-way -- VI. See you again.

CMC #: MI 6123 S961sl

 

SURDIN, Morris, 1914-1979

Sly-d trombone(s), no. 2: suite II (1975) For trombone and bass trombone.

I. Symphonic theme -- II. Light and loos -- III. The wide prairie -- IV. Power-house brass: loud! -- V. Give it a beat: heavy -- VI. One minute of.

CMC #: MI 6123 S961s2

 

Three Trombones (15)

 

BAUER, Robert, 1950-

Tromba (2005) For 3 trombones.

Written for Reuben Bauer, Maureen Murray and Kerry Steiner.

CMC #: MI 6133 B344tr

 

BLAIR, Dean, 1932-

The Serious Suite (1964) For 3 bass trombones (or euphonium/tuba trio). Duration: 5 min.

Written for the low brass class at Wisconsin State University, Stevens Point.

[published by TAP Music Sales TBSE08 - Newton, IA]

I. Prelude -- II. March -- III. Chant -- IV. Finale.

 

BLAIR, Dean, 1932-

Six Miniatures (1986) For 3 trombones. Duration: 10 min.

Written for the trombone class, University of Lethbridge.

[published by TAP Music Sales TBSI04 - Newton, IA]

I. March -- II. Prologue -- III. Promenade -- IV. Dirge -- V. Scherzo -- VI. ???.

 

EDWARD, Michel R., 1962-

Divertimento, Op. 38 (2011, rev. 2013) For 3 trombones (2 tenors, 1 bass) and orchestra (3222/2200/timp/1perc/hp/strings). Duration: 18 min.

Commissioned by Johan Louwersheimer and the Chilliwack Metropolitan Orchestra. Premiere (of original version for smaller orchestra): June 4, 2011, Chilliwack Cultural Centre, BC; Barry Eggen, Robert Dyck, Victor Crewe, trombones; Chilliwack Metropolitan Orchestra; Johan Louwersheimer, conductor.

Listen to MIDI recording here

I. Fanfare -- II. Choral -- III. Capricci -- IV. Introduction et fugue.

CMC #: MI 1433 E25di

 

FILIATREAULT, Serge, 1958-

Nuages Verts (1984) For 3 trombones. Duration: 11 min.

Premiere: April 10, 1986, Radio-Canada, Montréal, QC; Alain Trudel, Dominique Lortie, Robert (Bob) Ellis, trombones.

This work was reviewed in the International Trombone Association Journal, January 2006 (Vol. 34 No. 1, p. 76) by Eric Mathis.

[published by Pine Grove Music PG-06 - Crapaud, PE]

 

FORSYTH, Malcolm, 1936-2011

Bachianas Capensis (1966) For 3 trombones, alto/tenor/bass (or any three instruments of suitable range). Duration: 2:15.

This work was reviewed in the International Trombone Association Journal, January 2011 (Vol. 39 No. 1, pp. 54-55) by Peter Fielding.

Premiere: February 1972, Old Supreme Court Building, Cape Town, South Africa; Malcolm Forsyth Trombone Ensemble.

[Published by Counterpoint Musical Services Inc. - Toronto, ON]

Download score sample here.

 

GAYFER, James McDonald, 1916-1997

I can feel it in my 'bones (1973) For 3 trombones. Duration: ca. 2 min.

CMC #: MI 6133 G286ic

 

GENGE, Anthony, 1952-

Trio (1993) For 3 trombones. Duration: 2 min.

[published by Pine Grove Music PG-03 - Crapaud, PE]

 

GIBSON, Richard, 1953-

Mouvement Polyphonique (2001) For 3 trombones and piano. Duration: ? min.

Commissioned with assistance from the PEI Provincial Millennium Fund. Premiere: September 1, 2002, Steel Recital Hall, UPEI, Charlottetown, PE. Eric Mathis, Dale Sorensen, trombones; Bob Nicholson, bass trombone; Frances McBurnie, piano.

[published by Pine Grove Music PG-04 - Crapaud, PE]

 

GILLESPIE, Yvonne, 1961-

Felinicity (2000) For 3 trombones and piano. Duration: 9 min.

Premiere: July 19, 2001, The Kirk of St. James, Charlottetown, PE. Eric Mathis, Dale Sorensen, trombones; Bob Nicholson, bass trombone; Frances McBurnie, piano.

Download score sample here.

CMC #: MI 6233 G478fel

 

GOOD, Scott, 1972-

Rise (2000) For horn or alto trombone, tenor trombone and bass trombone. Duration: 3:30.

Premiere (version for horn): February, 2000. Trillium Brass Quintet.

 

HANSON, Jens, 1936-

A solemn fanfare (1988) For 2 tenor trombones and 1 bass trombone. Duration: 5 min.

Premiere: Oct. 21, 1988, Moot Court, University of Windsor, ON.

CMC #: MI 6133 H251so

 

O'NEILL, Charles, 1882-1964

All Together (Toute Ensemble) (1953) For 3 trombones and piano.

[Published by Waterloo Music, 1953 - Waterloo, ON]

 

SORENSEN, Barrie, 1971-

Jazz Suite (2001) For 3 trombones and piano. Duration: 10 min.

Commissioned with assistance from the PEI Provincial Millennium Fund. Premiere: July 19, 2001, The Kirk of St. James, Charlottetown, PE. Eric Mathis, Dale Sorensen, trombones; Bob Nicholson, bass trombone; Frances McBurnie, piano.

[published by Pine Grove Music PG-14 - Crapaud, PE]

I. Blues -- II. Ballad -- III. Funk -- IV. Bop.

 

WEVERS, Harold, 1949-

Canon for Trombone (1982) For 3 trombones, or one trombone with tape of other two parts. Duration: minimum 3 min.

For Mark Henderson. Premiere: October, 1982; Lakehead University Auditorium, Thunder Bay, ON; Mark Henderson, Patricia Kelly, (?), trombones.

Download score sample here.

CMC #: MI 6113 W54ca

 

Four Trombones (36)

 

ARSENEAULT, Raynald, 1945-1995

Cinque canzoni (1975) Nos. 1 and 5 for 4 trombones and organ, no.2 for trombone ténor-basse, no.3 for 4 trombones, and no.4 for organ.

I. For 4 trombones and organ (1 min.) -- II. For solo trombone (ca. 6 min.) -- III. For 4 trombones (ca. 6 min.) -- IV. For solo organ (12 min.) -- V. For 4 trombones and organ (ca. 6 min.).

CMC #: MI 6253 A781ci

 

AUGER, Evelin, 1956-

Cinq esquisses (1975-1990) For 3 tenor trombones and 1 bass trombone (or tuba). Duration: 7:00.

Premiere: Orchestre symphonique de Québec low brass section.

[published by Symphony Land 10758 - France]

I. Introït (1990) -- II. Adage (1986) -- III. Échec et magma (1975) -- IV. La leçon de choses (1975) -- V. Parc (1988).

 

BEAUDET, Emile, 1986-

Cinq élucubrations (2014) For four trombones. Duration: 7 min.

Premiere: April 6, 2014, Salle Serge-Garant, Faculté de Musique de l'Université de Montréal, QC; Evrim Dogan, Simon Jolicoeur-Côté, Matthew Russell, Shauna DeGruchy, trombones.

Listen to recording here.

I. Éclaté -- II. Lointain -- III. Étourdi -- IV. Sur le qui-vive -- V. Vaporeux.

 

CABENA, Barrie, 1933-

Five for Four (?) For four trombones.

 

CHAULK, David, 1958-

Seatoun Sketchbook (2003) For 4 trombones.

Written for BonaNZa and Radio New Zealand Concert.

[published by Experianza Music Limited - Auckland, New Zealand; 2016]

View score sample and listen to audio (MIDI) sample here.

I. Wahine Memorial -- II. Marine Parade (on a rare calm day!) -- III. Monro St.

 

CLAYDEN, Andrew

April Quartet (2016) For 4 trombones. Duration: 8:30.

[published by Lassus Publications AC-11 - Victoria, BC]

Download score sample here.

Listen to audio sample here.

I. Spring -- II. Hymn -- III. Busyness -- IV. Sprung.

 

CLAYDEN, Andrew

Gemini Arrives (2017) For 4 trombones. Duration: 2:40.

[published by Lassus Publications AC-12 - Victoria, BC]

Download score sample here.

Watch video here.

 

COJOCARU, Dora, 1963-

Concertare (1995) For 4 trombones or 2 trombones and 2 horns.

Premiere: November 30, 1995, Académie de musique Gh. Dima, Cluj, Roumanie; Mircea Neawtu, Daniel Vidcau, Traian Tuljure, Eurebin Sandu.

CMC #: MI 6143 C681con

 

DEEGAN, Roger, 1928-2006

Three Pieces for Trombone Quartet

[published by Turtleford Music, 1990-5]

CD: "Prairie Brass - Brass Music by Roger Deegan" - Arktos 97023

I. Where Poundmaker Lies On Cut Knife Hill -- II. At Day's End, An Offering For Loons -- III. Affirmation.

 

DENNING, Keith, 1969-

Humoresque (2003) For 4 bass trombones. Duration: 2:30

Dedicated to Aaron Hill and Steve Simpson. Premiere: February 13, 2003, Music Gallery, Toronto, ON; Slide Rule Trombone Choir.

 

FILIATREAULT, Serge, 1958-

Suicide (1978, rev. 1983) For 4 trombones. Duration: 5 min.

Premiere: August, 1983, Orford, QC; Alain Trudel, Angelo Munioz, Serge Filiatreault, trombones; Daniel LeClair, tuba.

 

FORSYTH, Malcolm, 1936-2011

Eclectic Altos with Pokerbass (1981) For 3 alto trombones and 1 G-bass trombone. Duration: 2:30.

This work was reviewed in the International Trombone Association Journal, April 2012 (Vol. 40 No. 2, p. 49) by Joel Elias.

Premiere: January 20, 1982, Convocation Hall, Edmonton, AB; Malcolm Forsyth Trombone Ensemble.

[Published by Counterpoint Musical Services Inc. - Toronto, ON]

Download score sample here.

 

FORSYTH, Malcolm, 1936-2011

Quartet '61 (1961) For 4 trombones (or bassoons, cellos or horns). Duration: 8 min.

Premiere: November 1972; Malcolm Forsyth Trombone Quartet, broadcast by the South African Broadcasting Corporation.

This work is listed in ACNMP's Contemporary Showcase Syllabus (Class 2803-B Advanced).

This work was reviewed in the International Trombone Association Journal, April 2012 (Vol. 40 No. 2, p. 49) by Michael Davidson.

[Published by Counterpoint Musical Services Inc. - Toronto, ON]

CD: Brad Howland/Pacific Trombone Quartet: "Northern Soundings: Music for Trombone by Canadian Composers" - Lassus Audio LP-CD314

Download score sample here.

Listen to recording here.

I. Ostinato: Andantino -- II. Adagio con moto e con rubato -- III. Vivace, alla burlesca.

CMC #: MI 8400 F735qu

 

FORSYTH, Malcolm, 1936-2011

Quartet '74 (1974) For 4 trombones. Duration: 12 min.

Premiere: November 17, 1974, Convocation Hall, Edmonton, AB; Malcolm Forsyth Trombone Ensemble.

This work is listed in ACNMP's Contemporary Showcase Syllabus (Class 2803-B Advanced).

This work was reviewed in the International Trombone Association Journal, July 2012 (Vol. 40 No. 3, pp. 46-47) by Andrew Glendening.

[published by E.C. Kerby, 1978 - Toronto, ON]

[Published by Counterpoint Musical Services Inc. - Toronto, ON]

Download score sample here.

I. Risoluto, marcato ma leggero -- II. Andante ritmico -- III. Andante - Allegro come una toccata.

CMC #: MI 6143 F735qu

 

FRANCIS, Nicholas, 1977-

Prelude on Two Irish Folk Tunes (2004) For 4 trombones. Based on the tunes "The May Morning Dew" and "The Rocky Road to Dublin". Duration: ca. 6 min.

 

FRÉCHETTE, Charles-Antoine, 1981-

Marvellous (2003) For 4 trombones. Duration: 10 min.

First Prize, Serge Garant Awards, 15th SOCAN Foundation Awards for Young Composers, 2006. Premiere: October 9, 2003, La Sala Rosa, Montréal, QC; Jason de Carufel, Renaud Gratton, Alexandre Gagnier, Brad Dickson, trombones.

 

FREEDMAN, Harry, 1922-2005

Quartet (1973) For 4 trombones (or bassoons or cellos). Duration: ca. 7 min.

This work is listed in ACNMP's Contemporary Showcase Syllabus (Class 2803-B Advanced).

CMC #: MI 6143 F853qu

 

GAYFER, James McDonald, 1916-1997

Credo (1978) For 4 trombones or trombone choir.

CMC #: MI 6143 G286cr

 

GOLINSKY, Cameron, 1990-

Sweet Dreams, My Child (2009) For 4 trombones (3 tenors, 1 bass). Duration: 4:30.

Premiere: November 2011, Poulsbo, WA; Peninsula Trombone Choir.

 

GRIGG, Jordan, 1972-

Quartet for Four Trombones - A Musical Moment (1991) Duration: 9 min.

[published on Scoreexchange and Musicaneo]

View score sample and listen to MIDI recording here.

 

HARTERY, Aiden, 1988-

Je ne sais quoi (2010) For 4 trombones. Duration: 3:45.

The composer has withdrawn this work from his catalogue.

 

HARTERY, Aiden, 1988-

Suite for Trombone Quartet (2011) Duration: 7 min.

Listen to recording here.

I. Allegretto -- II. Allegro spiritoso -- III. Grave misterioso -- IV. Allegro con moto.

 

HEALEY, Derek, 1936-

Two Pieces for Four Trombones, Op. 98 (2005) Duration: 7:40.

I. Chorale -- II. Tarantella.

 

HILL, Adam, 1980-

Fantango (2012) For 4 trombones. Duration: 1:30.

Commissioned by the Chan Centre for the Performing Arts. Premiere: February 16, 2013, Chan Centre for the Performing Arts, Vancouver, BC; Sharp Four Trombone Quartet (Rheanna Buursma, Lucas O'Fee, Brian Weingartner, and Sam Kaplan, trombones).

Listen to recording here.

 

MAROIS, Réjean, 1954-

Bonéoles (2015) For 4 trombones (3 tenors, 1 bass).

Download score sample and listen to MIDI recording here.

 

McCAULEY, William A., 1917-1999

5 miniatures (1977) For 4 trombones. Duration: 7 min.

I. Suave -- II. Laconic -- III. Impish -- IV.Devout -- V. Explosive.

CMC #: MI 6143 M123fi

 

NORTH, Eric, 1988-

Philosophy of Four Trombones (2008) Duration: 5:30.

Commissioned by Haim Avitsur. Premiere: June 18, 2008, Haim Avitsur's Summer Trombone Workshop, Temple University, PA; Ryan Seay, Edward Lonsinger, Justin Isenhour, and Anthony Tripplet, trombones.

[published by Cherry Classics 2262 - Vancouver, BC]

Download score sample here.

Listen to recording here (MIDI).

 

OICKLE, Lucas, 1991-

The Great Firewall of China (2012; trombone quartet version 2013) For 4 trombones (TTTB). Originally for flute, clarinet, violin, cello, and 2 percussion. Duration: 6:30.

Winner of TEMPO NME Spring 2013 Call for Scores (original version).

Premiere: Spring 2012 (original version).

 

PERRIER, Benjamin

Northwestern Sketches (1996) For 4 trombones. Duration:

[published by Eighth Note Publications, Canada - TQ964]

 

PISHNY-FLOYD, Monte Keene, 1941-

Music for Four Trombones (1975) Duration: 7:00.

Download score sample here.

I. Gematria: Fanfare -- II. Kaleidos: Free Canon.

CMC #: MI 6143 P677

 

RAUM, Elizabeth, 1945-

Diversions for trombone quartet (1998) For 4 trombones. Duration: 7 min.

Commissioned by the Aurora Trombone Quartet.

This work is briefly described in Twentieth-Century Trombone Music by Women of the United States and Canada (2008) by Sondra Bell. DMA thesis, University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music. ProQuest (ATT 3081861).

[Published by Warwick Music, 1998 TB178 - Warwick, England]

CD: Aurora Trombone Quartet: "Aurora Trombone Quartet" - no label

CMC #: MI 6143 R246div

 

RAUM, Elizabeth, 1945-

Processional fanfare (1985) For alto trombone, 2 tenor trombones, bass trombone. Duration: 3 min.

Commissioned by the Regina Symphony Orchestra.

This work is briefly described in Twentieth-Century Trombone Music by Women of the United States and Canada (2008) by Sondra Bell. DMA thesis, University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music. ProQuest (ATT 3081861).

[Published by Warwick Music TB245 - Warwick, England]

CD: Aurora Trombone Quartet: "Aurora Trombone Quartet" - no label

CD: Brad Howland/Pacific Trombone Quartet: "Northern Soundings: Music for Trombone by Canadian Composers" - Lassus Audio LP-CD314

Listen to recording sample here.

CMC #: MI 6143 R246pr

 

RIDDLE, Peter, 1939-

In Memoriam, Janis Kalejs: music for a solemn occasion (1976) For 4 trombones.

[published by Seesaw Music Corp. (2707) - New York, NY]

I. Invocation -- II. Admiration -- III. Exaltation -- IV. Benediction.

 

SWEETE, Don

Three Pieces for Trombone Quartet

[published by Eighth Note Publications, Canada - TQ975, 1997]

I. Allegro Marcato -- II. Sostenuto -- III. Allegro ritmico.

 

THOMPSON, Kevin

Canadian Folk Song Suite, arranged for 4 trombones. Duration: 9 min.

[published by Lassus Publications LP-4T0 - Victoria, BC]

[published by Cherry Classics 2605, 2013 - Vancouver, BC]

CD: Brad Howland/Pacific Trombone Quartet: "Northern Soundings: Music for Trombone by Canadian Composers" - Lassus Audio LP-CD314

Download score samples here: Mvt. 1 - Mvt. 2 - Mvt. 3.

Listen to recording samples here: Mvt. 1 - Mvt. 2 - Mvt. 3.

I. Moto Perpetuo, on Bien Travailler and Alouette -- II. She's Like the Swallow -- III. The Kelligrew's Soirée.

 

TOWNSEND, Jill, 1962-

The King's Trio (2007) For 4 trombones (featuring the bass trombone). Duration: 11 min.

For Sharman King, in celebration of his 60th birthday. Premiere: 2009, Victoria, BC; Ian McDougall, Jeremy Berkman, Jim Tranquilla, trombones; Sharman King, bass trombone.

This work was reviewed in the International Trombone Association Journal, April 2013 (Vol. 41 No. 2, pp. 48-49) by Anthony Williams.

[published by Cherry Classics 2077 - Vancouver, BC]

Download score sample here.

Listen to recording here (MIDI).

I. The King -- II. Tea Dance -- III. The Castle.

 

VAN DE VEN, Martin

Changes (1986) For 4 trombones.

 

Trombone Ensembles of 5 or more (38)

 

AUGER, Evelin, 1956-

Sonata Classica (no. 3) (2005-2005) For 4 tenor trombones and 2 bass trombones. Duration: 10:00.

[published by Symphony Land 10759 - France]

I. Moderato -- II. Méditation (Andante moderato) -- III. Allegro.

 

BAUER, Robert, 1950-

Pulsations (1978, rev. 1982) For 20 trombones (in two choirs of 10). Duration: 8 min.

Dedicated to Sonare Ensemble and Karl Hinterbichler.

Download score sample here.

CMC #: MI 6170 B344pu

 

BOWLBY, Timothy, 1958-

Canzona: Aequaleities (1994) For 12 trombones (AATTTTTTTTBB). Duration: ca. 13 minutes.

Premiere: April 11, 1996, Foellinger Great Hall, Krannert Center for the Performing Arts, Urbana, IL. University of Illinois Trombone Ensemble; Elliott Chasanov, conductor.

 

BURDICK, Richard, 1961-

Pentagonal Palastrina (Hibernating Humanism), Op. 69 (1992) For 5 trombones. Duration: 14:30.

Commissioned by Joel Ellias (University of California at Davis).

 

CASCIANO, Antonio, 1964-

Vesuvius: Portal to the Underworld (2003) For 10 trombones (AATTTTTBBB). Duration: 10 min.

Dedicated to Scott Good. Premiere: February 13, 2003, Music Gallery, Toronto, ON; Slide Rule Trombone Choir.

 

CHARKE, Derek, 1974-

Cela va sans dire - That goes without saying (2000) For 5 trombones (AATTB). Duration: 5:30.

Written for I Tromboni.

Download score sample here.

CMC #: MI 6152 C473ce

 

DEEGAN, Roger, 1928-2006

Dödssång (?) For trombone choir.

Premiere: March 19, 2006, Edmonton Moravian Church, Edmonton, AB; Ritchie Trombone Choir.

 

DENIS, Jean-François, 1960-

How 'bout a film? (1984) For 8 trombones. Duration: 6 min.

 

DENNING, Keith, 1969-

Dynamo (?) For 12 trombones (surrounding the audience).

 

FILIATREAULT, Serge, 1958-

Satanik (1981-82) For 8 trombones.

Premiere: November, 1982, Pollack Hall, McGill University, Montréal, QC; Vivian Lee, Peter Sullivan, David Martin, Sylvain Jacobs, Marc Eaman, Chris Smith, Colin Murray, Tim Booth, trombones.

 

FORSYTH, Malcolm, 1936-2011

Arcadian Panoply (2007) For solo trombone and trombone choir. Duration: 6 min.

Commissioned by Elizabeth George for Darren George. Premiere: November 18, 2007, Edmonton Moravian Church, Edmonton, AB; Darren George, trombone; Ritchie Trombone Choir.

This work was reviewed in the International Trombone Association Journal, July 2013 (Vol. 41 No. 3, p. 42) by Joel Elias.

[Published by Counterpoint Musical Services Inc. - Toronto, ON]

Download score sample here.

 

FORSYTH, Malcolm, 1936-2011

Solemn Intrada (1980) For 8 trombones (2 S.2 A.2 T.2 B. or 2 tpt.2 hn.2 tbn.2 tba.). Duration: 4 min.

Premiere: April 13, 1981, Moravian Church, Downey, California; Moravian Trombone Choir; Jeff Reynolds, conductor.

This work was reviewed in the International Trombone Association Journal, April 2014 (Vol. 42 No. 2, pp. 57-58) by Andrew Converse.

[Published by Counterpoint Musical Services Inc. - Toronto, ON]

CD: Los Angeles Philharmonic Trombone Ensemble: "Music for All Seasons" - Crystal CD 220

CMC #: MI 6158 F735so

 

FORSYTH, Malcolm, 1936-2011

Sonic Mobile (2003) For trombone choir. Duration: 7 min.

Commissioned by Diana and Allan Lee for their 50th wedding anniversary. Premiere: October, 2003, City Hall, Edmonton, AB; Ritchie Trombone Choir.

This work was reviewed in the International Trombone Association Journal, April 2011 (Vol. 39 No. 2, p. 48) by Peter Fielding.

[Published by Counterpoint Musical Services Inc. - Toronto, ON]

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FRANCIS, Nicholas, 1977-

Old Toronto Suite (1999) For 8 trombones.

Dedicated to Frank Harmantas.

[published by Cherry Classics 2089 - Vancouver, BC]

Download score sample here.

Listen to recording here.

I. Prelude (A Childhood Memory) -- II. Chorale (Ancient Shadows in the Trees) -- III. Elegy (In Memoriam Allan Lamport) -- IV. Ragtime (Loew's Theatre Follies, 1928).

 

FRANCIS, Nicholas, 1977-

Pocket Octet (1999) For 8 trombones (6 tenors, 2 basses). Duration: ca. 10-12 mins.

Premiere: December 2001, Toronto, ON; Slide Rule trombone ensemble.

[published by Cherry Classics - Vancouver, BC]

I. Relaxed and Easy -- II. Gently; piously - Steadily -- III. Slowly, freely; like a lament -- IV. Burlesque. Bouncy and very square.

 

GOLINSKY, Cameron, 1990-

Chorale (2013) For 8 trombones (6 tenors, 2 basses). Duration: 4 min.

Premiere: March 2013, Roy Barnett Recital Hall, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC; University of British Columbia Trombone Choir.

 

GOLINSKY, Cameron, 1990-

Scherzo (2013) For 8 trombones (6 tenors, 2 basses). Duration: 3 min.

 

GOOD, Scott, 1972-

Liquid Metal (1997) For 10 trombones (7 tenor, 3 bass). Duration: 9 min.

Premiere: February 23, 1997, The Music Gallery, Toronto, ON. Slide Rule Trombone Choir; Sabatino Vacca, conductor.

CD: Neal Bennett, trombone: "Ziggurat" - Redshift Records TK433

Listen to recording sample here.

 

GRAHL, Trevor, 1984-

150TMBNS (2017) For mass trombone ensemble in 5 groups. Duration: 45:00.

Written for Slide Factory 2017. Premiere: April 16, 2017, Deliplein, Rotterdam, The Netherlands; Slide Factory Mega Trombone Ensemble.

Download score sample here.

I. Gathering, Prologue, and Opening Movement -- II. Song - Drill Team -- III. -- IV. arrangement of Tielman Susato's Bergerette Dont Vient Cela from Danserye -- V. arrangement of James Brown's I Got You (I Feel Good) -- VI. -- VII. arrangement of Charles Ives' The Unanswered Question -- VIII. FINALE! -- IX. Encore: arrangement of Brian May's We Will Rock You.

 

HEASLIP, Benjamin, 1976-

Comrade Leviathan (2003) For 7 trombones. Duration: 7:40.

Premiere: February 13, 2003, Music Gallery, Toronto, ON; Slide Rule Trombone Choir.

 

HODKINSON, Sydney, 1934-

Antiphon & Toccata (1992) For 8 trombones with solo trombone obbligato. Duration: 10:30.

Commissioned by the International Trombone Association with assistance from the Trombone Choirs of Bowling Green, OH, Eastman School of Music, Ithaca College, Penn State, and the Harvey Phillips Foundation. Premiere: June 30, 1993, International Trombone Festival, Cleveland, OH; Alain Trudel, trombone; William F. Cramer Trombone Choir; John Marcellus, conductor.

[Published by American Composers Alliance]

CMC #: MI 6159 H691an

 

HODKINSON, Sydney, 1934-

Five Absurdities (1964) For 5 trombones. Duration: 8 min.

Commissioned by the Ohio University Trombone Choir. Premiere: April 23, 1964, Athens, OH; Ohio University Trombone Choir; Robert Smith, conductor.

[Published by Associated Music Publishers, 1985 AMP7949-4 - New York, NY]

I. Melodies (The Gavotte) -- II. Facts (The Hallelujah I) -- III. Horrors (The Largo) - IV. Misunderstandings (The Invention and The Sonata) - V. Rules and Regulations (The Hallelujah II).

 

HOFFMAN, Joel, 1953-

Lyric Variations (1980) For 6 trombones (TTTTBB). Duration: 10 min.

[published by Onibatan Music]

Download score sample here.

 

KEANE, David, 1943-

Henge (1978) For 4 solo trombones and 8 or more additional trombones. Duration: 15 min.

Commissioned by the Sonare Trombone Ensemble. Premiere: January 1978, Grant Hall, Kingston, ON; Sonare Trombone Ensemble; Doug Knapp, director.

[Published in the ASUC Journal of Music Scores, New York: American Society of University Composers, Vol. 10, 1981]

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CMC #: MI 6170 K24he

 

Kristofferson, Kenley, 1983-

Prairie Trombone Suite (2015) For 8-part trombone choir. Duration: 7:45.

Written for the Manitoba Trombone Collective. Premiere: April 9, 2016, Grace Christian Church, Winnipeg, MB; Manitoba Trombone Collective, Brandon University Trombone Ensemble, University of North Dakota Trombone Choir; Fraser Linklater, conductor.

I. Sunrise -- II. Shenanigans -- III. Nightfall.

 

lanza, alcides, 1929-

sensors II (1980) For multiple trombones (16 or more) or any other group of related instruments (i.e., brass bands, wind ensembles, or string orchestras). Performers play from score. Includes graphic notation. Duration: 12 min.

Premiere: March 1980, Pollack Hall, McGill University, Montreal, QC; performed by 100 trombones and 25 tubas, during the Montreal Trombone and Tuba Workshop; organized by Ted Griffith.

[published by: editions Shelan publications eSp 8204, 1982 - Montréal]

CMC #: MI 6170 L297

 

MONTREUIL, Dave, 1974-

Soundscapes (2000) For 12 trombones. Duration: 9 min.

Written for the University of Victoria's trombone masterclass. Premiere: April 5, 2000, Phillip T. Young Recital Hall, University of Victoria, BC.

[formerly published by Lassus Publications LP-TC6 - Victoria, BC]

I. Starscape -- II. Seascape -- III. Cityscape.

 

NICKEL, Christopher Tyler, 1978-

Fanfare for Trombone Quintet (2000) For 5 trombones. Duration: 1:00.

Premiere: January 28, 2000, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC; iTromboni.

Download score sample here.

CMC #: MI 6152 N641fa

 

NOBLES, Jordan, 1969-

Plate Tectonics (2009) For 8 trombones (6 tenors, 2 basses) and timpani (optional). Duration: 8 min.

Premiere: January 7, 2010, MacMillan Bloedel Atrium, University of British Columbia Forest Services Centre, Vancouver, BC; The Slide Rule Trombone Choir (Trombones: Neal Bennett, Jeremy Berkman, Francois Levesque, Andrew Poirier, Greg Cox, Rob McLeod; Bass Trombones: Sharman King, Doug Sparkes; Percussion: Brian Nesselroad).

 

PALMER, John W.N., 1954-

Inclinations (2010) For 7 trombones (1 alto, 5 tenors, 1 bass). Duration: 4:35.

Premiere: July 2011, Kingston City Hall, Market Square, Kingston, ON; Bob Campbell, Taylor Donaldson, Susan Dustan, Kent Smith, Sylvain Gagnon, Rick Cairns, Amanda Pulling, Kim Ison, John Palmer, Mark Sibley, trombones.

 

RAINE-REUSCH, Randy, 1952-

Trombones over water (1986) For 10 trombones. Duration: 20 min.

Premiere: May 7, 1986, Expo 86, Vancouver, BC.

CMC #: MI 6170 R155tr

 

RAUM, Elizabeth, 1945-

Quintet for Trombones (2007) For 5 trombones. Duration: 3 min.

Written for iTromboni. Premiere: September 21, 2007, The Colours of Music Festival, First Christian Reformed Church, Barrie, ON.

[published by Cherry Classics 2493 - Vancouver, BC]

CD: iTromboni: "The Bad And The Beautiful" - ITCD502

Download score sample here.

Listen to recording here.

 

SCHAFER, R. Murray (Raymond Murray), 1933-

Music for wilderness lake (1979) For 12 trombones positioned in 3 groups around a small lake. Duration: ca. 19 min.

Commissioned by the Canadian Broadcasting Corp. Premiere: September 26, 1979, Monteagle Valley, O'Grady Lake, ON; Sonare Ensemble.

This work is discussed in An Annotated Database of 102 Selected Published Works for Trombone Requiring Multiphonics (2005) by Michael McKenney Davidson. DMA diss., University of Cincinatti. ProQuest (ATT 3191815).

[published by Arcana Editions, 1981 - Indian River, ON]

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I. Dusk (to be performed as the sun sets) -- II. Dawn (to be performed as the sun rises).

CMC #: MI 6170 S296mu

 

SCHUDEL, Thomas, 1937-

Richter 7.8 (1979; rev. 1981) For 12 low brass instruments (trombone choir or baritones and tubas or other combinations). Duration: ca. 4 min.

[published by TAP Music Sales TB-RI06 - Newton, IA]

CMC #: MI 6170 S384ri

 

SOIFER, Diego, 1981-

Placed (2003) For 10 trombones. Duration: 4:30.

Premiere: February 13, 2003, Music Gallery, Toronto, ON; Slide Rule Trombone Choir.

 

TSE, Roydon, 1991-

Continual Awakening (2009) For 8 trombones (6 tenors, 2 basses). Duration: 5 min.

Premiere: January 7, 2010, MacMillan Bloedel Atrium, University of British Columbia Forest Services Centre, Vancouver, BC; The Slide Rule Trombone Choir (Trombones: Neal Bennett, Jeremy Berkman, Francois Levesque, Andrew Poirier, Greg Cox, Rob McLeod; Bass Trombones: Sharman King, Doug Sparkes).

CD: Neal Bennett, trombone: "Ziggurat" - Redshift Records TK433

Download score sample here.

Listen to recording sample here.

 

VIDOV, Jeff, 1971-

Two (1996) For 8 trombones. Duration: 9 min.

I. Two -- II. Two Times Three.

 

WALL, Dave, 1960-

Bone Choir Suite (2007) For trombone choir. Duration: 18 min.

Commissioned by the Ritchie Trombone Choir with an Edmonton Arts Council Lee Fund Award. Premiere: November 18, 2007, Edmonton Moravian Church, Edmonton, AB; Ritchie Trombone Choir.

I. -- II. -- III. -- IV. -- V. -- VI.

 

Trombone Ensembles with other instruments (25)

 

ARSENEAULT, Raynald, 1945-1995

Cinque canzoni (1975) Nos. 1 and 5 for 4 trombones and organ, no.2 for trombone ténor-basse, no.3 for 4 trombones, and no.4 for organ.

I. For 4 trombones and organ (1 min.) -- II. For solo trombone (ca. 6 min.) -- III. For 4 trombones (ca. 6 min.) -- IV. For solo organ (12 min.) -- V. For 4 trombones and organ (ca. 6 min.).

CMC #: MI 6253 A781ci

 

BLAIR, Dean, 1932-

Fantasia (1984) For 6 trombones and 3 percussion. Duration: 11 min.

Written for Dr. Linda Pimentel, percussionist, University of Lethbridge.

[published by TAP Music Sales TBFA03 - Newton, IA]

 

BLAIR, Dean, 1932-

Saints Galore (1987) For 16 trombones, SATB choir and organ. Duration: 13 min.

Premiere: 1987, Third Annual Convention, Trombone Association of Western Massachusetts, Holyoke, MA.

[Published by]

 

BOUCHARD, Linda, 1957-

Revelling of Men (1983) For trombone sextet & string quintet (2 violins, viola, cello, bass), distributed spatially. Duration: 18 min.

Commissioned by Will Sudmeier's Quatuor Tromboni de Marin with a grant from the Canada Council for the Arts. Premiere: March 1984; San Francisco Contemporary Music Players; Linda Bouchard, conductor.

1st Prize Winner, Pro-Can (BMI Canada) Composition Contest, 1984.

Article (in French) here.

I. Diabolic Looking-Glass -- II. Internal Mirror -- III. Frozen Prism.

CMC #: MI 1200 B7515re

 

BOUCHARD, Linda, 1957-

Second Revelling (1984) For trombone sextet & percussion trio (distributed spatially). Duration: 9 min.

Premiere: April 26, 1986, Cathedral of St. John the Divine, New York City, NY.

 

BRANT, Henry, 1913-

Orbits: A Spatial Symphonic Ritual (1979) For 80 trombones, organ and coloratura voice obbligato. Duration: 21 min.

Premiere: February 11, 1979, St. Mary's Cathedral, San Francisco, CA; Bay Bones Trombone Choir and assisting artists; Will Sudmeier and Billy Robinson, directors; Henry Brant, organ; Amy Snyder, voice; Gerhard Samuel, conductor.

[Published by Carl Fischer Rental Library 1743 - New York, NY]

CD: Bay Bones Trombone Choir (live recording of premiere performance): "Henry Brant" - New World Records NWCR827 (previously CRI CD 827)

CD: Bay Bones Trombone Choir: "80 Trombones and 30 Basses" - New World Records NWCRL422 (same performance as above)

View score here.

Listen to recording here.

 

BUHR, Darren, 1968-

Missa Brevis (1996 - trombone quartet added in 1998) For SATB choir, trombone quartet and optional piano or organ. Duration: 8 min.

I. Kyrie -- II. Sanctus -- III. Benedictus -- IV. Agnus Dei.

 

CARON, Jeffrey

Sunbeams (?) For trombone choir and percussion.

Premiere: January 7, 2010, MacMillan Bloedel Atrium, University of British Columbia Forest Services Centre, Vancouver, BC; The Slide Rule Trombone Choir (Trombones: Neal Bennett, Jeremy Berkman, Francois Levesque, Andrew Poirier, Greg Cox, Rob McLeod; Bass Trombones: Sharman King, Doug Sparkes; Percussion: Brian Nesselroad).

 

CHARKE, Derek, 1974-

Quartet for Low Brass (2010) for three trombones and tuba. Duration: 14 min.

Commissioned through the Canada Council for the Arts by Dale Sorensen. Premiere: July 18, 2010, Steel Recital Hall, UPEI, Charlottetown, PE. Dale Sorensen, trombone; Eric Mathis, trombone; Bob Nicholson, bass trombone; Greg Irvine, tuba.

Download score sample here.

Listen to 1st mvt here.

I. Rounds -- II. Smooth Polyphony -- III. Cascades.

CMC #: MI 6146 C473qu

 

DEGAZIO, Bruno, 1958-

Trombonolo (1982) For 3 trombones and clarinet. Duration: 6 min.

 

FREEDMAN, Harry, 1922-2005

Epitaph for Stravinsky (1978) For tenor, 4 trombones and string quartet. Poem by John Reeves. Duration: 12 min.

Commissioned by the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation.

CMC #: MV 1223 F853ep

 

GOOD, Scott, 1972-

Dzunukwa (2009) For solo theatrical trombonist, 8 trombones, percussion, and 8+ sound makers. Spatial composition, coordinated by stopwatch. Duration: 12:00

Premiere: January 7, 2010, MacMillan Bloedel Atrium, University of British Columbia Forest Services Centre, Vancouver, BC; Scott Good, trombone; The Slide Rule Trombone Choir (Trombones: Neal Bennett, Jeremy Berkman, Francois Levesque, Andrew Poirier, Greg Cox, Rob McLeod; Bass Trombones: Sharman King, Doug Sparkes; Percussion: Brian Nesselroad).

 

HARLEY, James, 1959-

Mobile (1984) For 10 trombones (8 tenors, 2 bass) and 2 percussion. Duration: 18 min.

Premiere: July 5, 1985, London, England. Royal Academy of Music Trombone Ensemble; Rodolfo Sabiglieri, conductor.

 

MILLER, Cassandra, 1976-

Don Quixote, in summary (2009) For SSAATTBB choir, and trombone choir in 5 parts.

Commissioned by Redshift Music Society, Vancouver, BC.

 

MORLOCK, Jocelyn, 1969-

Sequoia (2009) For 8 trombones and 1 percussion. Duration: 10 min.

Commissioned with the support of the BC Arts Council. Premiere: January 7, 2010, MacMillan Bloedel Atrium, University of British Columbia Forest Services Centre, Vancouver, BC; The Slide Rule Trombone Choir (Trombones: Neal Bennett, Jeremy Berkman, Francois Levesque, Andrew Poirier, Greg Cox, Rob McLeod; Bass Trombones: Sharman King, Doug Sparkes; Percussion: Brian Nesselroad).

CD: Neal Bennett, trombone: "Ziggurat" - Redshift Records TK433

Listen to recording sample here.

 

NIMMONS, Phil, 1923-

Palette à Deux (1972) For alto saxophone solo with trombone quartet and rhythm section. Duration: 15 min.

 

PENNYCOOK, Bruce, 1949-

Sky People - Iroquois Indian Creation Myth (2012) For low brass ensemble (2 alto trombones, 4 tenor trombones, 3 bass trombones, contrabass trombone, tuba, contra tuba) and drum kit. Duration: 14 min.

Commissioned by Sérgio Carolino. Premiere: [upcoming 2014], Teatro Helena Sá e Costa, Porto, Portugal; Mr SC & The Wild Bones Gang.

Download score and parts here.

Listen to MIDI recording here.

 

PETERS, Randolph, 1959-

Paradoxes of the Heart (based on themes from Nosferatu) (1992, revised 2000) For 3 trombones, tuba, percussion, and string orchestra.

 

RAUM, Elizabeth, 1945-

A Mighty Fortress (?) For 5 trombones and organ.

[Published by Warwick Music TB246 - Warwick, England]

 

RAUM, Elizabeth, 1945-

Posaune Oratorio (1992) For SATB choir, trombone quartet and organ. Duration: 55 min.

Commissioned by Jack Partridge through the Saskatchewan Arts Board. Premiered in sections over the season of Lent, and then in a complete performance on May 3, 1992; First Presbyterian Church, Regina, SK.

CMC #: MV 6221 R246po

 

ROARK, T. Benton

Destiny Manifest(O) (?) For trombone choir and percussion.

Premiere: January 7, 2010, MacMillan Bloedel Atrium, University of British Columbia Forest Services Centre, Vancouver, BC; The Slide Rule Trombone Choir (Trombones: Neal Bennett, Jeremy Berkman, Francois Levesque, Andrew Poirier, Greg Cox, Rob McLeod; Bass Trombones: Sharman King, Doug Sparkes; Percussion: Brian Nesselroad).

 

SAMANDARI, Farshid

Ziggurát (2010) For 2 solo trombones, 2 choirs of 3 trombones and solo bass drum.

Premiere: January 7, 2010, MacMillan Bloedel Atrium, University of British Columbia Forest Services Centre, Vancouver, BC; The Slide Rule Trombone Choir (Trombones: Neal Bennett, Jeremy Berkman, Francois Levesque, Andrew Poirier, Greg Cox, Rob McLeod; Bass Trombones: Sharman King, Doug Sparkes; Percussion: Brian Nesselroad).

CD: Neal Bennett, trombone: "Ziggurat" - Redshift Records TK433

Listen to recording sample here.

 

STUART, Conor

Wind On Water (?) For trombone choir and percussion.

Premiere: January 7, 2010, MacMillan Bloedel Atrium, University of British Columbia Forest Services Centre, Vancouver, BC; The Slide Rule Trombone Choir (Trombones: Neal Bennett, Jeremy Berkman, Francois Levesque, Andrew Poirier, Greg Cox, Rob McLeod; Bass Trombones: Sharman King, Doug Sparkes; Percussion: Brian Nesselroad).

 

TOP, Edward, 1972-

Silk Execution (1999) For five trombones, three percussion, harp and piano. Duration: 13:00.

Premiere: October 1999, Rotterdam Conservatory, The Netherlands; Hans Leenders, conductor.

Listen to recording here.

 

UNDERHILL, Owen, 1954-

Ecclesiis (2009) For chorus and five trombones. Duration: 8 min.

Commissioned by Redshift Music. Premiere: February 13, 2009; Vancouver Cantata Singers; I Tromboni.

 

WHETHAM, Scott, 1956-

Coastal Sketches (2013) For solo tuba and 3 trombones (2 tenors and 1 bass).

Written for Gregory Irvine. Premiere: March 10, 2013, Steel Recital Hall, UPEI, Charlottetown, PE; Gregory Irvine, tuba; Dale Sorensen, François Godère, trombones; Bob Nicholson, bass trombone.

This work is the 4th movement of a larger work for low brass octet.

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