Quartet in Four Movements for Four Trombones
Jack Normain Kimmell
This piece in a contemporary idiom is ideal for an advanced college group or professional players. The tenor clef is used in the first and second trombone parts. The movements are allegro ma non troppo, poco largo con espressione, andante no troppo, allegro con energia. There is much use of counterpoint in each movement. Each part is independent and important; no part serves as an accompaniment. The melody often moves from part to part. The entire work is strongly rhythmic. The way the polytonality is used makes the work harmonically rich with shifting tonal centers and strong tonal endings.
• Duration 10 minutes
• Ideal for advanced groups who want good contemporary serious writing