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Concerto for Trombone

By Gordon Jacob

Solo trombone and piano or full orchestra or band (Orchestra: 2[1.2.pic] 2 2 2 - 2 2 0 0 - tmp+1 - str - Solo Trombone
Band: 3[1.2.pic] 2 5[1.2.3.acl.bcl] 2 - 2asx, tsx, bsx - 4 3 4 1 - 2 bar hn - tmp+2) - Late Intermediate

Composed by Gordon Jacob (1895-1986). Concerto/Feature, Instrumental Solo, Bestseller. Piano score. Galaxy Music Corporation #1.5036. Published by Galaxy Music Corporation (EC.1.5036).

Item Number: EC.1.5036

ISBN 600313150364.

Probably one of Gordon's best-known and popular concertos, and one of the few with full orchestra, this concerto is one of the true standards in the original trombone solo literacture. At the time it was composed (1956) there were few concertos for the instrument and this work is almost certainly the most performed of all that have been written, before and since it appeared. The nobility of the instrument is prominent at the very start of the work with its opening and closing Maestoso recitative-like passages, between which a syncopated Allegro molto forms the main part of the first movement. In the second movement the trombone sings its plaintive song, at one point in a higher register than an accompanying flute. The final movement with its March theme rounds off the work in rousing style. The trombone in this work has to be very flexible and agile as well as powerful and regal.

Includes the Trombone Part and Piano Score. Duration: 18:00.

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  • October 03, 2018 This is it

    This is THE difinitive concerto for trombone. When Mr. Jacob wrote this in the 1950’s, there were only transcriptions or a FEW concertos from an earlier century. While it is NOW from an earlier century, consider this the best of the best.

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