Co-commissioned by Württembergisches Kammerorchester Heilbronn, Orchestre national d’Île-de-France, Orchestra Philharmonique Royal de Liege and Dallas Symphony Orchestra

  • 2222/2200/timp(perc).perc/str(
  • Trombone
  • 20 min

Programme Note

I composed this Trombone Concerto over the last several months as I was isolating with my family in Southern France during Coronavirus quarantine. I have always loved the Trombone and how flexible it is as an instrument. This work uses the instrument in different ways including as a propulsive rhythm machine in the first movement, as a melodic line in the second, and uses a wide variety of extended techniques and colors in the last movement. (c) Bryce Dessner



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