Miller, James Granger Oasis

Trombone Solos w/Piano

  • Miller, James

    Granger Oasis

    20th Century (1994). Granger Oasis for trombone and piano is a tone poem by James Miller, trombonist with the Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra. It is exciting, poetic, contemplative, driving and heartfelt. The music is about 9 minutes in length and will challenge the skills of the very advanced performer. You will find the story behind this new work, as told by Mr. Miller truly inspirational:

    "It was winter, 1993, when I set off to drive my 1983 Subaru from New York City to the state of Iowa where I grew up. Traveling west on I-80, it was about 4 a.m. and a mere -4 F when my car decided to give out on me in the grand state of Indiana. I hobbled into a truck stop and slept in a TV chair (a lounge chair with a TV built into the arm rest) until a repair shop was open several hours later. Doubtful of my chances of getting anywhere, I entrusted my auto to the fine repair personnel of Granger, IN. The weather turned foul and the temperature dipped to -10 F when I ventured on foot to find food. The diner I discovered was friendly and warm and even allowed me to call the repair shop. After a hearty feast and good conversation with my fellow customers, I paid the $8 bill and went to retrieve my car. $20 for a fuel filter (including installation) and I was on my way!

    This piece is a tribute to the good people of Granger and a tone poem illustrating my adventures there.

    • Category: Trombone Solos w/Piano
    • Item: 130373
    • Grade/Level: Advanced
    • Price: $29.45

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