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Matthew C. Saunders

Matthew Saunders

General Info

Year: 2005
Duration: c. 12:00
Difficulty: V (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Self-published
Cost: Score and Parts - $60.00   |   Score Only - $10.00


Full Score
Solo Trombone
Flute I-II
Oboe I-II
Bassoon I-II
Bb Soprano Clarinet I-II-III
Bb Bass Clarinet
Eb Alto Saxophones I-II
Bb Tenor Saxophone
Eb Baritone Saxohpone
Bb Trumpet I-II-III
Horn in F I-II-III-IV
Trombone I-II
Bass Trombone
Percussion I-II-III-IV-V-VI, including:

  • Bass Drum
  • Cowbell
  • Cymbals (crash, ride, and suspended)
  • Glockenspiel
  • Snare Drum
  • Timpani
  • Tam-Tam (gong)
  • Tom-toms
  • Triangle
  • Tubular Bells (Chimes)
  • Wood Blocks


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Program Notes

This work was composed in the Spring of 2005 while the composer was a student at The Ohio State University, as his Masters Thesis. It conveys the variety of styles and expressive moods available to the modern trombonist in manners ranging from serious to whimsical, including quotations from concertos for other instruments. A complete program note is available here.

Commercial Discography

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State Ratings

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Recent Performances

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  • Ohio State University Wind Symphony (Russel Mikkelson, conducting; Matthew Saunders, solo trombone) - March 2006 WORLD PREMIERE

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