A large scale sonata for the trombone showcasing the melodic capabilities of the instrument.
Genre: Duet for Trombone & Piano | # of Players: 2 Level: Medium | Duration: 15:30
Instrumentation Trombone Piano
Program Notes A composition teacher once claimed that the trombone is not a melodic instrument, so I decided to prove him wrong by writing a large-scale sonata for the instrument. Trombone Sonata is dedicated to Brock Feller (trombone), who was one of my students when I was a high school band director, and to Kyle Kindred (piano), who helped me understand how to better write idiomatically for the piano during the composition process. Brock and Kyle premiered the work at my doctoral composition recital in 2003.