Two Pieces for Trombone & Piano composed by Reinhold Moritzovich Gliere (1874-1956). Arranged by Ralph Sauer. For trombone & piano. Russian 19th Century. Advanced. Solo part and accompaniment. Published by Cherry Classics (CY.CC2594).
Gliere's Two Pieces, Op. 9 is an early work, originally written for double bass with the two movements having been beautifully arranged for Trombone and Piano by Ralph Sauer.
The Intermezzo is lyrical, sensual and "Eastern" sounding.
The Tarantella is a sprightly folk dance of southern Italy. The curious name comes from the "wolf spider" or Tarantula whose bite is highly poisonous and in earlier times was believed to cause the victims to engage in a frenzied dance.
The two movements are about 9.5 minutes in length and are
appropriate for advanced performers.
The mp3 clip is of Ralph Sauer on Trombone and Mac Booke on Piano.