Outrageous Fortune: Four Concertos for Trombone and Winds

Catalogue No: TOCN0003
EAN/UPC: 5060640070035
Release Date: 2019-03-15
Composer: James Stephen, Jan Van Der Roost, Søren Hyldgaard
Artists: Brett Baker, Natalie Grady

This unusual album shows the contemporary trombone in a rich variety of guises – dramatic, lyrical, flirtatious, solemn, capricious and many more – in four recent concertante pieces for trombone and symphonic wind band, demonstrating the striking versatility of the instrument. It’s an international undertaking, too: the soloist is English, the band and conductor American, and the composers American, Danish, Belgian and English, all four writing in a language that is direct and immediate.

Brett Baker, trombone
Natalie Grady, voice actor (Tracks 5, 6)
Middle Tennessee State University Wind Ensemble
Reed Thomas, conductor

    Contrasts, for Trombone Solo and Concert Band (2016)

  1. I Sounds
  2. II Caprice
    Rapsodia Borealis: A Nordic Rhapsody for Trombone and Wind Band (2002)

  4. Allegro ritmico – Andante con moto – Cadenza – Andante con moto – Largo – Molto allegro – Subito meno mosso, maestoso alla marcia
    Concerto Braziliano for Solo Trombone and Wind Ensemble (2006)

  6. Lento expressivo – Più mosso – Subito allegro – Cadenza: Rubato – Subito allegro – Cadenza – Subito allegro – Lento molto expressivo, tempo primo – Subito moderato – Allegro con fuoco, poco più mosso – Slow, calm – Allegro – Slow – Allegro – Allegro con fuoco, poco più mosso – Slower – Cadenza – Allegro giusto – Poco più presto
    Outrageous Fortune (Symphony No. 2) for Trombone Soloist, Actor and Wind Ensemble (2016)

  8. I O that this too too solid flesh would melt
  9. II To be, or not to be that is the question


1 review for Outrageous Fortune: Four Concertos for Trombone and Winds

  1. :

    ‘Clarke certainly knows how to draw the maximum in terms of garish colour and unusual texture from this ensemble. I caught some almost Sibelian figures in the flutes.[…]

    Brett Baker’s playing is a treat in itself and the disc as a whole constitutes an impressive calling card for his abundant talents.’

    —Richard Hanlon, MusicWeb International

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