Pappal, Brian In Memoriam: A Chorale After Bruckner

Trombone Trios

  • Pappal, Brian

    In Memoriam: A Chorale After Bruckner

    21st Centiury. In Memoriam: A Chorale After Bruckner was composed in memory of Murray Crewe, former bass trombonist with the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra. Murray was my private trombone teacher at Duquesne University where he maintained a large studio and directed the trombone choir. During my lessons and in trombone choir rehearsals, Murray was contagiously positive and encouraging with a sense of humor all his own. He was also an artist of immense depth and sensitivity who daily sought to create andencounter moments of beauty in the world. Some of my greatest musical memories of Murray are of his leading the trombone choir in playing transcriptions of Bruckner's choral motets. There are obvious parallels between the voice and the trombone, and Murray's artistry combined with Bruckner's profound compositions created a deeply moving experience for me as a young musician. I wrote this piece with those memories in my mind. The sonorities are intentionally vocal, and performance of the piece shouldbe approached in a similarly sustained and expressive style. The first trombone part remains rather high without rest; it may be played by either a tenor or alto trombone depending on player preference. -the composer
    • Category: Trombone Trios
    • Item: 133979
    • Grade/Level: Advanced
    • Price: $31.95

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