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Bass Trombone Concerto

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Kenneth Fuchs

Kenneth Fuchs


General Info

Year: 2018
Duration: c. 14:00
Difficulty: VII (see Ratings for explanation)
Original Medium: Orchestra (simultaneous with wind ensemble version)
Publisher: Kenneth Fuchs Music
Cost: Score and Parts - Available to nonconsortium members in 2021


Instrumentation

Full Score
C Piccolo
Flute I-II
Oboe I-II
English Horn
Bassoon I-II
Contra-Bassoon
E-flat Soprano Clarinet
B-flat Soprano Clarinet I-II-III
B-flat Bass Clarinet
E-flat Alto Saxophone I-II
B-flat Tenor Saxophone
E-flat Baritone Saxophone
B-flat Trumpet I-II-III
Horn in F I-II-III-IV
Trombone I-II
Bass Trombone
Euphonium
Tuba
String Bass
Piano
Harp
Celesta
Timpani
Percussion (4 players), including:

  • Crash Cymbals
  • Glockenspiel
  • Marimba
  • Snare Drum
  • Suspended Cymbal (5 graduated plates)
  • Tam-Tam, large
  • Tom-Tom (5 graduated)
  • Triangle
  • Vibraphone
  • Xylophone


Errata

None discovered thus far.


Program Notes

My Bass Trombone Concerto places the soloist in the role of a musical protagonist, leading the players of the orchestra in a vibrant affirmation of lyrical melody, instrumental color, and orchestral texture. The work emerges from a serene atmosphere with the bass trombonist weaving fragments of melody from which the entire concerto evolves. The work takes the form of a through-composed extended single movement in four sections (Adagietto - Allegro - Allegro poco agitato - Allegro con brio) based upon the simple triadic intervals of the opening melodic fragments.

The Bass Trombone Concerto was composed from January through November 2018 in Mansfield Center, Connecticut.

DEDICATION: With gratitude to Russ Zokaites for organizing the consortium of twenty-one bass trombonists and ensembles for whom this work was especially composed.

- Program Note by composer


Commercial Discography

None discovered thus far.


State Ratings

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Performances

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  • United States Coast Guard Band (New London, Conn.) (Adam Williamson, conductor; Wesley Mayhew, trombone) – 17 March 2019
  • United States Army Band (Arlington, Va.) (Andrew J. Esch, conductor; John Rojak, Gerry Pagano, and Russ Zokaites, trombones) – 9 March 2019 *Premiere Performance*


Works for Winds by this Composer


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