J.S. Bach, the genius of Baroque music & the "father" of Western Music composed 3 exquisite Sonatas for Viola da Gamba. They are now available for Tenor Trombone & Piano, beautifully transcribed by former Principal Trombonist of the Los Angeles Philharmonic, Ralph Sauer. This edition is truly the only version that fully exploits the possibilities of the Trombone. A must for all serious performers.
Sir Arnold Bax composed in a style that blended Romantic, Impressionist and Celtic flavors together in a brilliant way. Mr. Sauer has taken these two works originally for Piano and brilliantly transcribed them for Trombone & Piano.
Country Tune begins with a beautiful melody which turns into a jaunty dance. Burlesque is also dance-like, but mixes 3/4 and 4/4 time in a most inovative way. These works are light, airy & very pleasant to perform and listen to.
Beautifully edited by trombonist Barnaby Kerekes, these songs are now available for tenor or bass trombone and piano. Take a look in Robert King or Hickey's catalogues and you will not find much Brahms for trombone. I promise you will be thrilled with the sound of these songs. All audiences just love the sound of these songs for trombone and piano. The songs of Brahms's famous song cycle have been tastefully edited. If you practice the Rochut melodious etudes for trombone you will know the value of being able to perform with a smooth lyrical musical line. These songs will add depth to your playing and add some real depth and variety to your recital. They are of moderate difficulty in a male baritone vocal range. Range goes to a very moderate in the middle register for the most part and can be played on tenor or bass trombone.
The Brahms Ten Studies were originally written for Horn or Trumpet and were first published soon after his death in 1897. Unfortunately there is not much written about the origins of the Studies. There are questions as to whether they are original or ?manufactured? by an enterprising musician. In my opinion, a few of the studies, especially the slower ones have the ?stamp? of the Master on them. Mr. Cherry believes that the Studies are authentic. It is fairly certain that Brahms?s father did play some horn and there is a good chance that Johannes performed in a horn club as well. The Studies were all originally written in the key of ?C? treble clef. Mr. Cherry has taken the liberty to transpose many of them into different keys for musical variety and technique. This is a common practice for many Trumpet and Horn study books. He has also added some breathe marks and alternate slide positions. Many thanks to friend & colleague, Ralph Sauer, who helped with the editing of these studies. These studies are all in bass clef and appropriate for performers of intermediate level and higher.
A beautiful new transcription for Trombone & Piano of three Brahms pieces: Ballade Op. 118, No3; Intermezzo Op. 118, No. 2; Intermezzo Op. 119, No. 3. Mr. Sauer has skillfully transcribed these three famous piano works for Trombone and Piano. The 3 movements total about 12 minutes in length and can be performed by an advanced performer. There is a great range of technique required as these are not songs, but piano works. A perfect addition to your recital or concert.
British composer Frank Bridge is mainly remembered for his beautiful chamber music. The Four Pieces from 1912 are originally for Violin and Piano and are titled: 1. Meditation 2. Spring Song 3. Lullaby 4. Country Dance
Mr. Sauer has done a beautiful job scoring these works for Trombone. There is a wonderful simplicity to Bridge's music, a simplicity that was lost forever just two years later at the beginning of the "Great War", WW I. Bridge's most famous composition student was Benjamin Britten, who wrote one of his greatest works as an homage to Bridge.
Over 250 works and 5000 pages of orchestral Low Brass parts in the public domain including Beethoven, Brahms, Berlioz, Bruckner, Dvorak, Mahler, Mendelssohn, Strauss, Stravinsky, Tchaikowsky, Wagner and many more. All in pdf files on a single CD ROM and includes future updates. Sorry, no sales outside the United States.
Mr. Covey's Fantasy for Trombone & Piano is a very dramatic work, with many emotions displayed in both parts. The work is for two advanced performers and covers much technical ground. This piece requires stamina and big sound from both "soloists". This is a new work by a very talented young composer!
The Concertino No. 2 in B Flat was recently discovered while surfing the internet. The version found stated that it was a concertino for viola and piano. However the piano reduction had the solo part written for bassoon. It was followed by a separate solo part for viola. However upon examination this proved to be and orchestral viola part and not a solo part at all. From this one could conclude that there must have been, and perhaps still exists, a score and parts for a full orchestral accompaniment.
Although not originally for trombone, this piece lends itself admirably to the lyrical and heroic nature of the trombone. It is challenging but well-suited to the instrument and a quality piece of music. The editor hopes that this piece will find its place as a mainstay in the literature for trombone.
Debussy's famous, ethereal & magical piano work has been beautifully transcribed by Ralph Sauer for Tenor Trombone and Piano. This music is one of the greatest of all French Impressionist solos. For advanced performers in Tenor Clef and about 3-4 minutes in length.
Debussy's beautiful work originally for Piano was written in the late 19th Century and is ripe with his Impressionist style. One can hear the water lapping against the shore as the glorious melody soars above. Mr. Sauer brings this all to life with his transcription for moderately advanced performers.
One of Debussy's most famous works for Piano has been transcribed for Tenor Trombone & Piano by Ralph Sauer. For advanced performers, this arrangement brings out the dreamy, luxurious quality of the Impressionist Master's work.
A beautiful, haunting melody for Trombone & Piano transcribed by Seattle Symphony musician, Geoffrey Bergler. Perfect for the Intermediate performer. Solo part comes in Tenor or Bass clefs. An excellent addition to any recital program
Victor Ewald is primarily known for his beautiful brass quintet works. The Romance, Opus 2 is originally for Cello or Viola, but lends itself perfectly for Trombone also. The work of about 3 minutes is in A-B-A form and has a light delightful lilt to it. The Romance is written in tenor clef and is for moderately advanced performers, a great piece for a recital.
Fauré is well known for his lyricism and haunting harmonies. In a way, he was the father of French Impressionist music. The Sérénade, Opus 98 was originally written for the great 20th century Cellist, Pablo Casals. Mr. Ralph Sauer has kept the arrangement in the same key as the Cello. The work is playable by advanced performers. This arrangement is another example of Mr. Sauer’s excellent feel for the subtleties of the composer’s style.
Fauré's two beautiful & elegant sounding works, Berceuse Op. 16 and Sicilienne Op. 78 have been transcribed for Trombone & Piano by Ralph Sauer. Both are originally written for Violin or Cello, but easily transfer their charm to the Trombone. They are both set in bass clef and can be performed by intermediate level players. Either are perfect additions for any recital.
The Skye Boat Song, among the most popular of all Scottish folk tunes, deals with the flight of Bonnie Prince Charlie (Charles Edward Stewart) from Scotland to the Isle of Skye in 1746, after having been defeated on Culloden Moor by the English Army of King George II. The present setting, for either Tenor or Bass Trombone and Piano, is mostly lyrical and passes through a series of episodes that evoke watery images in various ways. A stormy episode which superimposes a more martial tune (relying heavily on the familiar scotch snap rhythm) against a variation of the original folk tune leads to brief quotations from Mendelssohn's Hebrides overture (the Isle of Skye is part of the group of islands known as the Hebrides) before a short recapitulation of the theme.
Nicholas Francis a very talented young Canadian trombonist/composer/conductor and has written this work in 4 miniature movements. Included is a beautiful chorale, a spicy burlesque rag plus 2 other very interesting movements. This work is highly recommened for University Trombone Choirs and makes an excellent addition to any program.
John Frith's new composition, "Concertino" is a major new work for Bass Trombone in three movements: Humoresque, Ballad and Scherzo. Mr. Frith lives in the UK has written this work for Bass Trombone virtuoso, Jonathan Warburton also from the UK. The 13 minute work is for very advanced players and will challenge the technique and musicianship of the performer. This work can be your major work on a recital or concert. The version with Wind Ensemble and solo will be coming out soon.
The Three Preludes, originally published for Piano in 1926, have been transcribed by Ralph Sauer in this first ever edition for Trombone & Piano. About 6 minutes in length, the Preludes are "jazzy", "bluesy" and a lot of fun to play, plus, very entertaining for audiences. This transcription, in bass & tenor clefs is suitable for advanced performers with a range from a low E to one high D. Prelude No. 1 has a bluesy motif with a strong jazz feel. Prelude No. 2, "Blue Melody", is a sad song also with a blues feel using lots of sevenths and a major/minor duality. Prelude No. 3, "Spanish Prelude" features lots of syncopations and a battle between major & minor with the major winning out in the end. This work will make a fantastic conclusion to your recital.
A wonderful collection of 11 imaginative and challenging etudes for Bass Trombone by Karl Hinterbichler, one of America's leading educators and perfomers. These etudes concentrate on perfecting technique, style, rhythm and tempo. Professor Hinterbichler's Etudes concentrate on eleven of the most requested Bass Trombone orchestral excerpts. These etudes are for advanced perfomers. According to the composer, they are even more difficult than the actual excerpts themselves, so the real thing should seem simpler by comparison.
The Sonatina for Trombone & Piano was originally published after its composition, but soon became lost. It has recently been brought back into the repertoire. Cherry Classics Music is proud to be bringing this very fine work back to life. The style of this 3 movement work is similar to the well known Sonatina for Trombone and Piano by Serocki. Miroslav Krejci was born on the 4th of November, 1891 in Rychnov nad Kn??nou (a small town situated in the eastern part of Bohemia of the Czech Republic). There, he also attended high school. After graduation he travelled to Prague, studying natural science, geography and musicology at Charles University. At the Conservatory he studied composition under Vitezslav Novak. Krejci also became a teacher at a few grammar schools in the Czech republic. He died on the 29th of December 1964 in Prague.
Miroslav Krejci created music for many various ensembles and his compositions are among the most prolific of Czech composers. For example, he composed the following: two Operas: The Summer and The Last Hetman, two Symphonies, string quartets, sonatas for violins, trios for wind instruments, sonatinas for brasswind instruments and piano and five piano cycles. He wrote many vocal compositions, especially for chorus. Krejci also created many arrangements of folk songs for chorus and for solo voice with piano accompaniment.
The Sonatina for Trombone and Piano was composed in 1948. It was first performed on the occasion of the composer's birthday.
Lalo was born in Lille (Nord), in northernmost France. He attended that city's music conservatory in his youth. Then, beginning at age 16, Lalo studied at the Paris Conservatoire under Berlioz's old enemy François Antoine Habeneck. For several years, he worked as a string player and teacher in Paris. In 1848, he joined with friends to found the Armingaud Quartet, playing viola and second violin. Lalo's earliest surviving compositions are songs and chamber works. He dedicated most of his career to the composition of chamber music, which was in vogue, and to writing works for orchestra. These two works beautifully arranged by Mr. Sauder show the core of Lalo's chamber music; personal, subtle at times and filled with a French lyricism. For advanced performers.
Beautifully edited by bass trombonist Barnaby Kerekes. Take a look in Robert King or Hickey's catalogues and you will not find much Mahler for trombone. I promise you will be thrilled with the sound of these songs. All audiences will just love the sound of these songs for trombone and piano. The songs of Mahler's famous song cycle have been tastefully edited. If you practice melodious etudes for trombone you will know the value of being able to perform with a smooth lyrical musical line. These songs will add depth to your playing and add some real depth and variety to your recital. They are of moderate difficulty. Mr. Kerekes's transcription is very tastefully done with detailed editing of phrasing and dynamics.