Wharton, Philip Sonata for Alto Trombone

Alto Trombone Solos w/Piano

  • Wharton, Philip

    Sonata for Alto Trombone

    When Timothy Smith contacted me about writing a work for trombone, I was startled; I'm a violinist. He had heard my flute sonata and wanted to see what I would write for the alto trombone. I was intrigued, since I knew little of the alto other than of its existence. After listening to a few recordings, I was totally taken by its sound and began to learn more about the instrument.

    The sonata is in four movements. Clamor is fast and energetic. Evensong is a re-imagining of a very short anthem I wrote for my cousin's church choir and a reference to the trombone (sackbut) as a church instrument during the Middle Ages. Prank exploits one of the trombone player's greatest (or worst) clich‚s_that of the orchestra's laid-back joker. Friday Night celebrates both the trombone's wonderful lyric qualities and its cousins' role in the ensembles of the big band era. -the composer

    (solo part sample pages)

    • Category: Alto Trombone Solos w/Piano
    • Item: 133142
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    • Price: $35.00

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