Concerto no. 1 for trombone and piano
Concerto no. 1's three movements develop in style and content. The progression of alto to tenor to bass trombone demonstrates advancements in technology. I’ve mirrored this progression through the style: I. Toccata’s Neoclassical characteristics develop into II. Aria’s blatant Impressionism, followed by a “Hindemithian” palette in III. Allegro barbaro. The three movements are further linked by an expanding motivic sequence, so that the melodic content spirals outwards during the piece.
Premiered July 14, 2018 by Jemmie Robertson and Jason Sifford in Iowa City, IA.
II. Aria: Socrates
III. Allegro barbaro
My thanks to these great musicians for their support and encouragement. I'll be looking forward to their performances of Concerto no. 1 during the next year!
Mark Babbitt, Illinois State University
Jason Hausback, Missouri State University
Bill Mann, Georgia State University
Craig Mulcahy, National Symphony Orchestra
Fletcher Peacock, University of North Carolina Asheville
Donald Pinson, Del Mark College
Denson Paul Pollard, Indiana University
Jemmie Robertson, University of Florida
Austin Seybert, University of Dubuque
Zsolt Szabo, Western Carolina University
Colin Williams, New York Philharmonic