Favorite Trombone Parts in Concert Band/Wind Symphony Literature?

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Noahharry
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Favorite Trombone Parts in Concert Band/Wind Symphony Literature?

Post by Noahharry » Sat Dec 15, 2018 4:21 pm

My ensemble director is trying to program the next few concerts and actually asked us what we'd like to play. Effectively nothing is off limits! So why not see what everyone's favorite pieces are (hopefully with strong trombone parts) and suggest those. I'll give a list of some of the pieces we've played in the past:

1st and 2nd Suite - Holst
Angels in The Architecture - Ticheli
Godzilla Eats Las Vegas - Whitacre
Scherzo for X-Wings - Williams
Machu Picchu - Satoshi Yagisawa
Irish Tune - Grainger

I suggested Hammersmith and Vesuvius already, so what pieces do you love to play?
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Re: Favorite Trombone Parts in Concert Band/Wind Symphony Literature?

Post by Mikebmiller » Sat Dec 15, 2018 5:59 pm

The Holst suites are great music, but the trombone parts are not particularly interesting. The euph parts are fantastic though. That tends to be the case for pretty much all the British stuff. You can't go wrong with a good John Williams tune, as long as it is not too watered down.
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Re: Favorite Trombone Parts in Concert Band/Wind Symphony Literature?

Post by Mamaposaune » Sat Dec 15, 2018 6:33 pm

These are challenging but fun with busy trombone parts, and also crowd-pleasers.
Festive Overture/Shostakovich
Overture to Candide/Bernstein
Roman Carnival Overture/Berlioz
La Gazza Ladre/Rossini
Buckaroo Holiday from "Rodeo"/Copland (With a trombone solo!)
Marche Hongroise/Berlioz
American Salute/Morton Gould
American in Paris(Gershwin
Chester/Schuman
Danzon no. 2/Arturo Marquez
Arabesque/S. Hazo
Handel in the Strand/Grainger
Sacred Harp/Bocook
Suite of Old American Dances/Bennet
Bayou Breakdown/Brant Karrick
English folk Song Suite/Vaughn Williams

Anything written or arranged by Philip Sparke; Stephen Bulla; or John Williams
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Re: Favorite Trombone Parts in Concert Band/Wind Symphony Literature?

Post by Burgerbob » Sat Dec 15, 2018 7:12 pm

La Fiesta Mexicana- Reed
Bass Trombone
DL Band
SLO Symphony
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