Diversita for Trombone Quartet
Trombone Quartet - Advanced
Composed by Armand Russell. Contemporary tonal. Full Score & Parts. Published by Cherry Classics (CY.CC2114).
Item Number: CY.CC2114
Diversita, means variety in Italian, and refers to the relationshipsbetween the movements. The five movements contrast alternatingfast and slow movements. The three fast movements (1, 3, and 5)are almost scherzo-like with their brief crises and prevailingpositive dispositions including unflagging energy. The twointerspersed slow movements are dissimilar. Movement two isquite serious with a melancholy effect. Movement four beginsand ends with passages using contrasting mutes creating an elementof mystery surrounding a middle section that has a strong centralclimax. The contrasting treatment of these five movements reflectsthe diversity connoted in the title while an essential unifying spiritis found in the frequently encountered scherzo element.