Pleasantries (2022) - for Solo Trombone and Trombone or Euphonium Trio
Pleasantries was written for my good friend and trombonist Daniel Wood in the Summer of 2022. After many instances of shooting the breeze with Daniel in the UMKC Performing Arts Center lounge between classes, I decided that this work should represent lighthearted conversation between friends. As a result, the solo trombone essentially converses with the trombone or euphonium trio. To mimic the feeling of dialogue, I utilized the following groupings:
1. Trio plays without soloist (three friends talking)
2. Solo trombone joins the trio (the fourth friend enters the discussion).
3. Brief moments of the solo trombone playing alone (the fourth friend changing the subject of the conversation).
Duration: Approx. 4 minutes
Format: PDF Score and parts (solo trombone and trombone/euphoniums 1, 2, 3)
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