Trombone Quartet N° 1 was commissioned by the World Trombone Quartet.
Jörgen Van Rijen, Joseph Alessi, Michel Becquet and Stefan Schulz recorded this quartet on their first CD.
The quartet displays 3 different movements.
The first movement is a typical opening piece with a heroic character. Nevertheless it is written in a lyrical line, not a brassy fanfare. Almost the beginning of a fairytale.
The second movement fluctuates constantly between minor and major tonalities, displaying a ‘Celtic’ mood.
The third and last movement reveals the technical side of the trombone. In a moving 12/8 bar, themes build up to develop into a spectacular finale.
3 Tenor Trombones – 1 Bass Trombone