Notes on a Recital of Standard Undergraduate Trombone Solos
This manuscript provides context for a recital given on April 20, 2021, presenting seven standard works for tenor trombone often used in teaching undergraduate students. These works are Leonard Bernstein’s Elegy for Mippy II; Paul Véronge De La Nux’s Solo de Concours; Axel Jørgensen’s Romance, op. 21, edited by Per Gade; Lars-Erik Larsson’s Concertino, op. 45, no. 7; Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov’s Concerto for Trombone and Band, transcribed and edited by Timothy Hutchens; Guy Ropartz’s Andante et Allegro, arranged by A. Shapiro; and Georg Philipp Telemann’s Sonata in F minor, TWV 41:f1, arranged by John Glenesk Mortimer. The program of the performance is included in Appendix I. The manuscript includes an analysis of each work on the basis of range, form, style, technical challenges, and issues related to accompaniment coordination, with emphasis being placed on potential pedagogical effectiveness for first- and second-year undergraduate trombone students. A list of additional standard solos for freshman and sophomore trombone students is included in Appendix II.