Flute and bass bone duet?

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Flute and bass bone duet?

Post by Elow » Sat Dec 12, 2020 8:03 am

Anyone know of a good duet for trombone and flute? I can transpose parts, but its probably a challenge to not overpower the flute if its originally written for clarinet and flute or something
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Post by Mamaposaune » Sat Dec 12, 2020 1:41 pm

I think there is a duet called "The Elephant and the Fly" written for flute and tuba/bass bone.
Sorry I don't remember more, but a quick search should get you an answer
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Post by BGuttman » Sat Dec 12, 2020 3:02 pm

Quinto Maganini wrote something called "The Boa Constrictor and the Bobolink" which is nominally for flute and tuba, but can be played on bass trombone. I played this with a flute playing friend once.
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Post by harrisonreed » Sat Dec 12, 2020 6:14 pm

My favorite duet for tenor trombone and piccolo happens about 5 minutes into the motorbike concerto. One of the weirdest yet musical moments in a piece written for trombone.



Edit ... It happens exactly at 5:00 in lol!
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Post by Bassclefstef » Tue Feb 16, 2021 11:53 am

Carter Pann wrote a duet for alto saxophone and bass trombone that he later adapted for flute and bass trombone
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Post by IanDeterlingComposer » Tue Feb 16, 2021 1:33 pm

Here is one!
https://www.iandeterling.com/duet-in-f-minor

It is a three-movement duet. The instrumentation is flexible - but flute/bass trombone is one of the possible combinations!
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Post by MrHCinDE » Tue Feb 16, 2021 4:02 pm

It might be worth looking through what’s out there for bassoon and flute or cello and flute.

It’s a while ago but my euphonium teacher, at the time, used to play some gigs with euphonium, flute and piano. I’m pretty sure they borrowed stuff from bassoon/cello and flute that should also work with bass trombone. I’ll have a dig through my music archive and see what I can find.
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Post by baileyman » Wed Feb 17, 2021 4:29 pm

I just heard on the radio a bit from Scooby-Doo, music for Velma, bass trombone and flute duet.
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Post by JCBone » Wed Feb 17, 2021 4:50 pm

IanDeterlingComposer wrote:
Tue Feb 16, 2021 1:33 pm
Here is one!
https://www.iandeterling.com/duet-in-f-minor

It is a three-movement duet. The instrumentation is flexible - but flute/bass trombone is one of the possible combinations!
I was just about to recommend your piece.
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Post by IanDeterlingComposer » Wed Feb 17, 2021 7:54 pm

JCBone wrote:
Wed Feb 17, 2021 4:50 pm
IanDeterlingComposer wrote:
Tue Feb 16, 2021 1:33 pm
Here is one!
https://www.iandeterling.com/duet-in-f-minor

It is a three-movement duet. The instrumentation is flexible - but flute/bass trombone is one of the possible combinations!
I was just about to recommend your piece.
Thanks!!!! :hi: :hi: :hi:
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Post by ronnies » Thu Feb 18, 2021 12:51 am

Neilsen Flute Concerto. :-D

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Post by StephenK » Thu Feb 18, 2021 5:25 am

While not a duet as such, there's some interplay between flute and bass trombone in the Nielsen flute concerto. ( There isn't much other brass!)
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Post by Bassclefstef » Thu Feb 18, 2021 7:53 am

I've heard Randy Hawes play Leonard Bernstein's 'Dream With Me,' from Peter Pan, as a trio for soprano, bass trombone, and piano a few times, (it's originally soprano, cello, and piano) and I bet that would make a really cool trio with flute instead of voice. I'm not sure where it's published, you may have to do a little leg work to track it down.

My wife and I play a set of Brahms songs together pretty often- the Zwei Gesange, Op. 91, originally for viola, alto, and piano. She plays viola, I play the voice part down an octave. The viola part may work on flute, played up an octave, but you'd also have to mess around with double stops too. It may ultimately be a little too far away from the original, but they're lovely pieces, it's probably worth a try. Here's a link to the piece on IMSLP:

https://imslp.org/wiki/2_Ges%C3%A4nge%2 ... Johannes)

You could also look into some of the duets and trio stuff that Danei Schnyder has written for himself and Dave Taylor- some of them are for flute already, and most of the soprano saxophone stuff would probably work fine on flute. Get ready for lots of notes, though!
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While not a duet as such, there's some interplay between flute and bass trombone in the Nielsen flute concerto. ( There isn't much other brass!)
This is such a cool piece! The story I've heard about it is that in the orchestra where the flautist Nielsen wrote it for was a member, there was also a trombonist who would try to imitate the flute player's warm-up exercises before rehearsals. Nielsen heard this at rehearsals, wrote the interactions into the concerto to reference that. I'm not sure if that's true or not though, anyone else heard that story?
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Post by StephenK » Thu Feb 18, 2021 3:26 pm

This is such a cool piece! The story I've heard about it is that in the orchestra where the flautist Nielsen wrote it for was a member, there was also a trombonist who would try to imitate the flute player's warm-up exercises before rehearsals. Nielsen heard this at rehearsals, wrote the interactions into the concerto to reference that. I'm not sure if that's true or not though, anyone else heard that story?
The story I was told when my orchestra played it was that the flautist and the bass trombonist were going through a difficult break up.
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Post by Konstantin » Mon Jun 07, 2021 12:20 pm

Ksenia Praslova "Music for piano, flute and trombone"(1991)

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Post by MBurner » Mon Jun 07, 2021 11:31 pm

You can use any trombone/trumpet arrangement, and either play a C part in the flute or transpose. My wife and I have played Ewazen’s Pastoral many times for churches. Same for Violin/Cello, Flute/Bassoon, etc. Choro music will build your technique!!
Additionally, we’ve done some Handel- Music for the birthday of Queen Mary, Trumpet shall sound, etc. One plays the vocal part, the other the trumpet part, and it’s quite thrilling.
Finally, some spousal promotion, I’m married to a rather gifted arranger and performer. If you have a piece you need written for trombone and treble instrument, she’s a monster musician.
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Re: Flute and bass bone duet?

Post by Savio » Tue Jun 08, 2021 1:39 am

I think there is possible to take lot of baroque music and transform to bass trombone and flute. Romantic music is maybe harder but also there it should be possibilities.

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