Transonance Trombone Quartet PDF
Transonance-composed for the Aries Trombone Quartet and featured on their debut recording.
written for 3 tenor trombones and 1 bass trombone
“Transonance” was written to showcase the amazing sound and virtuosity of four of the best trombonists on the planet. I wrote the beginning of this piece at my home in New York and finished it in Budapest, Hungary, while vacationing with my family. The piece opens up with a fanfare that comes back several times throughout the piece. I was trying to imagine how these 4 individuals would sound as a section in the great concert halls of the world. The piece transitions into a section that showcases the versatility of the trombone with the melodies passed back and forth. I tried to share the lead through this piece and showcase each player individually. The middle section is a ballad that showcases the beauty and warmth of the trombone. There is a re-statement of the opening fanfare at the beginning of the final section which transitions into a virtuosic build to the finish. The piece closes with an augmentation of the opening fanfare. Ultimately this piece is about sound and showcasing the virtuosity of the members of the Aries Quartet.