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Fontanot, Fabrizio Phonema for trombone and piano $21.95 First Prize Britten-on-the-Bay International Composition Competition 2000. Three movement work featuring complex rhythms, mixed meter, range to high C, and optional improvisation. I. Andante, II. Moderato, III. Vivo, ca. 15 min. Score
O'Grady, Douglas Improvisation No. 1 $7.95

Meant to sound improvisatory, the work is almost completely written out in great detail. In the last third of the piece, the performer is given the opportunity to improvise within given parameters in the work. Improvisation No. 1 is appropriate either as a concert opener or as an impressive encore piece.

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Kan-No, Shigeru A Spell for unaccompanied trombone $9.95 A theater piece, the trombonist cast a spell on the audience through modern techniques such as multiphonics, singing, buzzing, acting, etc. ca. 5 min. Audio/ Score
Jen Baker, trombone
(awesome performance!)
Santore, Jonathan The Insoluble Persists for trombone and piano $14.95 A work inspired by Charles Ives "Unanswered Question" and Microsoft's Freecell game, this work features sections of pedal notes and difficult rhythms. ca. 8 min. Score

Schnauber, Tom

Top Bid for Trombone
(Unaccompanied)

$7.95

 Top Bid is an excellent work to focus on rhythmic studies, counting, and varied articulations  for an  advanced high school  or college student. The work features a  catchy syncopated rhythm, and a brief lyrical section.  ca. 3 min.

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Warburton, Jonathan Be in my Life $9.95 An enjoyable melodic work appropriate for recital or church performance. Intermediate level. ca. 3.5 min. Score
Woodward, James Concerto for Tenor Trombone and Piano $29.95 A challenging new concerto featuring syncopated rhythms, mixed meter, lyrical sections and bouncy motives. This work is in 4 movements. Rewritten into a bass trombone concerto for Aaron Misenheimer, this work features the original second and third movements and an optional new second movement taken from the bass trombone concerto. ca. 18 min. Score

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Benton, Robin Dance Movements for bass trombone and piano $9.95 This work opens with a waltz, goes into a gigue, and returns to a waltz. Ends with a cadenza and adagio section. Moderate difficulty. ca. 4 min. Score

Bullard, Brandon

FANFARE for unaccompanied bass trombone

$4.95

Composed as the opening piece on the NC Works Project recitals. This fanfare features contrasting sections of lyricism. Overall length is 4 min, but several cuts can be made for shorter fanfare. ca. 4 min.

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Case, Delvyn Cityscape $4.95 Written at the request of Doug Yeo the first movement of this work features a more melancholy tone while the second movement has rapid rhythmic passages. A counting challenge for any player. 2 movements. ca. 5 min.

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Crane, Jonathan Just Another Day for solo trombone $7.95 A true theater work setup as a history class with a member of the audience picked to be the professor. The trombonist sits in the audience and misbehaves. A perfect work for breaking up the monotony of a program and getting the audience involved. Premiered by Aaron Misenheimer on the Southeast Works tour. ca. 5 min. Partial Script
Dossett, Tom Concerto for bass trombone (piano reductions) $29.95 An exciting new concerto from Tom Dossett. Score
Dossett, Tom Concerto for bass trombone and band $130 to purchase Rental available; contact us for price and conditions. Contains score, solo part, and all band parts in quantity. Score

faris, marc

Deviations (from Crossing the Bow Shock) for bass trombone and electronics.

$15.95

 Composed for the NC Works project. An awesome piece with electronic accompaniment, features 1/4 tones, ghost notes, awesome effects, enjoyable for the audience. Part comes with accompaniment CD for stereo or sequencer. ca. 6 min.

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Fontanot, Fabrizio Morphe for bass trombone and piano $14.95 College/ professional level work featuring cantabile playing, rhythmic and metrical complexity and optional improvisation. Three movements, ca. 8 min. Written for Aaron Misenheimer. Score
Francis, Mark Behind the Trees for bass trombone and piano $19.95 Although the trombone and piano parts are rather simple this work features very fine melodic writing and ample opportunities for expressive playing, making it a very powerful work. Premiered by Aaron Misenheimer on the Southeast Works tour. ca. 12 min. Score
Goodwin, Gordon "Dick" Bump and Grind for bass trombone and piano $11.95 This work premiered by Aaron Misenheimer as part of the Southeast Works tour. The piece is a blues chart with tongue-in-cheek humor. ca. 5 min. Score
Kallman, Daniel Three Admirations for bass trombone and piano $14.95 A three movement work featuring two rather lyrical movements and a more upbeat movement. Features some mixed meter but is appropriate for an advanced high school bass trombonist or for a college bass trombonist. Moderate difficulty, ca. 12 min. Score
Larsson, Martin Half the Truth About the Universe for unaccompanied bass trombone $5.95 A rhythmically complex work that requires judicious counting, the piece is based on the scientific principal of Electro-Weak force. College/ professional, ca. 3 min. Score

Miller, Scott

Perceptions for unaccompanied bass trombone

 $19.95

Composed for the NC Works Project. 5 movements in ABA form, each has a unique character. Mvt 2 features beautiful lyrical playing; movements are highly syncopated. ca. 15 min.

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Murphy, Adam

 Viscous Trombone Experience for solo bass trombone (optional drum part sold below)

$11.95

Composed for the NC Works Project. A combination of rock and Indian drumming, this work features a cool groove over a lot of mixed meter. ca. 8 min.

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Murphy, Adam Viscous Trombone Experience optional drumset part $4.95 Optional part adds drum accompaniment--rock out! ca. 8 min.

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Nash, Gary Powell Progressive Jazz Suite for solo bass trombone $11.95 A three movement work featuring different jazz styles. The first movement is heavily influenced by Weather Report, the second is a ballad, and the third features salsa influence. Premiered by Aaron Misenheimer on the Southeast Works tour. ca. 12 min. Score
Pritsker, Gene A 21st Century Reconstruction of J.S. Bach for bass trombone and samplestra $22.95 Bass trombone intereacts with Samplestra (orchestra of recorded samples) and can be used with an optional contra-bass ensemble (for more info on the CB ens email us). A difficult work to describe, it is one that the audience will never forget. Comes with accompaniment on CD for easy playback. Work in 3 movements, written for Dave Taylor. ca. 12 min. Score
Pritsker, Gene Poem #2 for bass trombone w/ electric guitar and optional drum set and synthesizer $19.95 Based on the poem "The Carcass" by Charles Baudelaire this work is part of an artistic collaboration to paint and compose in relation to poetry. The work features awesome rock licks, 1/4 tones, multiphonics, and some serious low playing. A work for the advanced bass trombonist to jam with a rhythm section. Written for Dave Taylor and performed by him at the ITF 2005. ca. 13 min. Score

Schimmel, Carl

MUSCULUS MONSTRUOSUS
for bass trombone solo
(performer also plays percussion)

$13.95

Composed for the NC Works Project. A very enjoyable work for the audience the performer plays gongs, drums, cymbals, and squeaky toys while playing bass trombone. The work is serious and humorous in character. ca. 8 min.

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Schnauber, Tom

Top Bid for Trombone
(Unaccompanied)

$7.95

 Top Bid is an excellent work to focus on rhythmic studies, counting, and varied articulations  for an  advanced high school  or college student. The work features a  catchy syncopated rhythm, and a brief lyrical section.  ca. 3 min.

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Schoen, Robert Melancholy for unaccompanied bass trombone $5.95 This work utilizes a very comfortable range for the bass trombone and is perfect for someone switching from tenor...or for a tenor player who wants to get his feet wet. As the title describes the work is introspective. ca. 6 min. Score

 

Sonnenberg, David

El Toro
for solo bass trombone

 $10.95

Composed for the NC Works Project. The work is characterized by quick leaps, unpredictable phrasing, and constantly changing irregular meters. It evolves sonically with no formal confines – much like a bull running loose in the streets. An unaccompanied piece with a shot of hot sauce and some Spanish flair, El Toro keeps the performer on his/her toes, and listeners on the edge of their seats. ca. 5 min.

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Steinke, Greg

MEMORIES of Chief Joseph for bass trombone and marimba

$21.95

Memories of Chief Joseph: A musical journey in memory of and recounting Nez Perce Chief Joseph's journey to try to escape to Canada in 1877 expressed through a solo instrument and marimba. ca. 15 min.

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Steinke, Greg

MEMORIES II of Chief Joseph for bass trombone and piano

$21.95

Memories II of Chief Joseph: A musical journey in memory of and recounting Nez Perce Chief Joseph's journey to try to escape to Canada in 1877 expressed through a solo instrument and piano. ca. 15 min.

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Tenace, Antonio Trequenza $5.99 A work inspired by Berio's Sequenza V, this utilizes extended modern techniques for the bass trombonist but not nearly to the extent of Berio's work. The work ends with a humorous "I don't know." Difficult. ca. 2 min. Score
Woodward, James Concerto for Bass Trombone and Piano $29.95 A challenging new concerto featuring syncopated rhythms, mixed meter, lyrical sections and bouncy motives. This work is in 3 movements. Rewritten from the tenor work into a bass trombone concerto for Aaron Misenheimer, this work features the new second movement. ca. 17 min. Score
Zarou, Richard The Smell of Wet Dogs After a Summertime Rain for bass trombone and CD $13.95 A hip-hop work for bass trombone this work was commissioned by Aaron Misenheimer and performed on the Southeast works tour and at the Eastern Trombone Workshop. ca. 5 min. Score

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Benton, Robin Dance of the Baby Elephants $11.95 A light hearted piece depicting baby elephants waltzing, doing the habanera, then falling down. Moderate difficult, ca. 3 min. Score
Brown, Gregory Five New Britain Reflections for trombone quartet $14.99 Five variations on the theme "New Britain (Amazing Grace)". Reasonable range, contrasting rhythms, appropriate for high school or college trombone quartet or choir. ca. 6.5 min. Score
Fontanot, Fabrizio Danze Italiane for trombone quartet $12.95 A moderately difficult work featuring three Italian dances: the Furlana, Siciliana, and Tarantella. Limited range and tiered effects create a good work for a college quartet or ensemble. ca. 4 min. Score
Fontanot, Fabrizio Nuages for trombone quintet $19.95 A moderately difficult work in three contrasting movements; 1st mvt features technical passages, 2nd mvt is cantabile, 3rd mvt is is meditative. Highlights timbres and melodic qualities of the instrument. ca. 12 min. Score
Healey, Derek Two Pieces for Four Trombones $16.95 A chorale and tarentella for trombone choir this work is suited for a high school or college trombone choir. Moderately difficult, ca. 8 min. Score

Kana, Johnathan

Cathedral for Trombone Trio

 $9.95

Moderate Difficulty. 4 contrasting movements suitable for a high school or college trio. A good work to focus on tuning and passing melodic lines from one part to another. Well suited for church performance. ca. 4 min.

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Larsson, Martin Q Ockeghem in Memoriam $11.95 A modern work written in the style of Ockeghem, the piece is written for trombone quartet with an optional 5th part for alto trombone. Moderate difficulty but, as in Ockeghem, does require precise counting. ca. 2 min. Score
Pritsker, Gene The Enchantments of Vanity for Trombone Trio $11.95 Based on the Plena rhythm of Puerto Rico this work features two contrasting melodies that vie for dominance. A sure crowd pleaser with its lilting theme, this trio is perfectly suited for an advanced college or professional trio. The tessitura in the first part requires a strong lead player. ca. 6 min. Score

Skaggs, Andrew J.

Amherst Suite for trombone quartet

$14.95

 Three movements in contrasting styles: The Grass, Morning, Elegy. These works are vocal transcriptions featuring tight harmonies, good pitch is a must. Final movement features Hindemithian sounding harmonies. ca. 8 min.

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Skaggs, Andrew J.

Psalm 42 for trombone sextet (6)

$11.95

 Arrangement from the vocal work by the composer, a very effective slow trombone choir piece. Although the first part features some high playing, the piece overall is playable by an intermediate ensemble. ca. 3 min.

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Vanneschi, Luca Three Angels for Three Trombones $9.95 1st Prize, 2002 British Trombone Society Composition Contest . An avant garde work featuring modern effects. All three players must play off the score. ca. 4 min.

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Recording of Black Dyke Trombone Trio provided courtesy of Black Dyke Band

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Misenheimer, Aaron The Smell of Wet Dogs After a Summertime Rain $14.95 An album of audience friendly new works for bass trombone. Features the Woodward Concerto, Francis' Behind the Trees, Goodwin's Bump & Grind, Zarou's Wet Dogs, and Nash's Progressive Jazz Suite. Enjoyable for trombonists and non-trombonists alike. For more info visit www.aaronmisenheimer.com

Kevin Morgan

Off The Beaten Tracks

$12.95

 

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Misenheimer, Aaron

How-to-Trombone

96 pages

$15.95

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