Chamber Concerto No. 2 for Trombone and Strings (or String Quartet)

Douglas Townsend

About this work:
Dedicated to the virtuoso trombonist Davis Shuman, who premiered the work with string orchestra at Manhattan's Cooper Union before he died in 1966. Recorded by the Musical Heritage Society and released in July 1980, with Per Brevig, solo trombonist, and the Garden State Chamber Orchestra, Frederick Storfer conducting. The reviewer enjoyed all four pieces on the recording: "If the music has its Hindemithian echoes, the harmonic ideas it employs might be said to hearken back to the era of Foote, for instance. The pieces are workings-out of various technical problems, but they are in no sense theory-ridden works; rather they are seemingly simple, often deliciously pleasurable little morsels . . ." (Fanfare Jan-Feb 1981) The string quartet version was most recently performed with solo euphonium by the Malaysian Philharmonic Chamber Players on December 5, 2006, at Dewan Filharmonik Petronas, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Three movements: Moderato, Andante, Rondo: Allegro. Published by Theodore Presser. For sale or rental at Theodore Presser. (See my versions for string quartet and also for trombone and piano, listed here with all of my compositions.)
Version: string orchestra
Year composed: 1959
Duration: 00:12:00
Ensemble type: Orchestra:String Orchestra with Soloist(s)
Instrumentation: ,1 Trombone soloist(s), 1 Strings (General)
Instrumentation notes: May substitute string quartet for string orchestra.
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