THOM RITTER GEORGE
Frequently Asked Questions about the Concerto for Bass Trombone
CONCERTO FOR BASS TROMBONE AND ORCHESTRA, CN 176 (1964)
Q: How can I get a recording of the CONCERTO FOR BASS TROMBONE?
A: At present, there is no commercial recording of this composition. This is surprising since the concerto has been a standard repertoire piece since the 1960s. Over time, many universities, orchestras, and recitalists have recorded the concerto for reference purposes, but Thom Ritter George does not have a listing of these recorded performances.
Q: Is there a band accompaniment for CONCERTO FOR BASS TROMBONE?
A: There is no band arrangement of the composition by Thom Ritter George, nor has the composer authorized such an arrangement. The piece was conceived for orchestral accompaniment and is idiomatic to that medium. The balances of the orchestral instrumentation were carefully calculated to insure a successful solo/accompaniment musical relationship.
There were two occasions on which the publisher agreed to having band arrangements made by military band arrangers working in Washington, D.C.
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Program Notes for CONCERTO FOR BASS TROMBONE AND ORCHESTRA
Scott Moore interviews Thom Ritter George about the CONCERTO FOR BASS TROMBONE AND ORCHESTRA