• Carl Vine
  • Love Song (1986)

  • Chester Music Ltd (World)
  • trombone/tape
  • bcl/tp
  • 7 min

Programme Note

"Love Song" was commissioned by, and is dedicated to, Perth-born trombonist Simone de Haan. Written after a long period in which both Simone and I had been involved in the performance of a great deal of intellectually, technically and physically demanding music, it is concerned more with the purely lyrical aspects of musical performance. While demanding considerable stamina on the part of a live trombonist, the long sustained notes throughout the work function as a "warm-up" for the player's embrouchure, culminating in some of the highest notes available to a tenor trombone.