Raum, Elizabeth Secret of Ben Sogen, The

Bass Trombone Solos w/Piano

  • Raum, Elizabeth

    Secret of Ben Sogen, The

    Here is a brief description of this very fine new work, The Secret of Ben Sogen for bass trombone and piano by the composer, Elizabeth Raum:

    I've always been fascinated by the Nordic heroes that appear in comic books and video games like Thor or Odin. Years ago, I wrote a concerto for tuba called The Legend of Heimdall inspired by Scandinavian folklore, and for this new work for bass trombone, I found myself drawn to the Danish mythical character, Ben Sogen. My concept was to conjure up a video game champion who goes through various adventures to achieve his final quest. However, the Secret of Ben Sogen is that he doesn't exist. I made him up. My original title was Bone Quest, a pun on the word, trombone, combined with Quest but that didn't evoke the image I wanted so I decided to create a character from the Danish translation of Bone Quest. Thus Ben Sogen.

    The hero bass trombonist has a theme stated in the beginning, and this motif continues through a variety of backgrounds (or adventures) before the final major key of his goal being achieved.

    #female composer

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    • Category: Bass Trombone Solos w/Piano
    • Item: 134991
    • Grade/Level: Advanced
    • Price: $50.45

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