Handel's Messiah is possibly the most performed work in the world of music and has become an annual tradition at Christmas and Easter since its premier in 1742. Since that time, many great versions have appeared including ones by Mozart and Sir Thomas Beecham (using 'Elgarian' instrumentation). In the past 60 years, the world of brass has joined the party and many new and exciting arrangements have come to life.
Ralph Sauer recently rediscovered this wonderful transcription of the Sinfonia (Overture) for 4-part trombone ensemble he had done as a student at the Eastman School and we are proud to present it for the first time in over 50 years. - the publisher