Alto Trombone Home Page

This page includes information on the Alto Trombone. Currently the literature section, equipment and abstract sections are complete.  You will also find fingering charts for the Eb and F alto.  I hope to include a section on an alto trombone bibliography.  Suggestions and information may be emailed to Robert Kehle.

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  • Alto Trombone Discography
  • Alto Trombone Equipment: Instruments
  • Alto Trombone Equipment: Non Instrument Equipment
  • Alto Trombone Fingering Charts for Eb and F altos
  • Alto Trombone Literature: Methods and Solos
  • Alto Trombone Literature: Ensembles and Chamber Music
  • Alto Trombone Research Abstracts

Alto Trombone Discography

Below is a list of recorded alto trombone works.  Many of these performances are not using the alto, rather they are using tenor trombone instead.  This is particularly true of the records.  More and more of the CDs are using alto.

Ahle, Johann Rudolf.

    Herr, nun läßt Du Deinen Deiner.
  • Datura PosaunenQuartett, Ars Musici AM 1094-2.
  • Triton Trombone Quartet, BIS CD 644.

Albinoni, Tomaso.

    Concert in d minor.
  • Mark Lawrence trombone, d'Note DND 1012. Concerto in D Major.
  • Mark Lawrence trombone, d'Note DND 1012. Concerto a Cinque.
  • Ron Barron and Darren Acosta, alto, Boston Brass Series, BB1007CD.
  • Albinoni: Concerto In B-Flat Major: Rebecca Bower Cherian alto trombone, RBC-1001.

Albrechtsberger, Johann Georg.

    Aria De Passione Domine.
  • Christian Lindberg alto sackbut and Monica Groop mezzo-soprano, BIS CD 548.
    Concerto per Trombone Alto Ed Archi.
  • Ron Barron, alto, Boston Brass Series, BB1007CD
  • Dany Bonvin trombone, Marcophon CD 960-2
  • Christian Lindberg alto, BIS CD 1248
  • Jacques Mauger alto trombone, Tutti Records TUT005.
  • James Miller trombone, All Barks Dog Records. No number given
  • Zdenek Pulec trombone, Supraphon 1-10-1879
  • Rinata Qualiton LPX 1237; and Qualiton LPX 1237 (MMX 2255).
  • David Rey alto trombone, David Rey release.
  • Armin Rosin trombone, Telefunken 6.42 419AW
  • Branimir Slokar trombone, Claves D 707, Claves CD 50-906 Marcophon CD 7053.
  • Alain Trudel trombone, Naxos 8.553831 and SNE SNE-536
  • Mikio Wada alto trombone, Pro Arte Musicae PAM-CD-PT 1005
  • Gyorgy Zikz trombone, Disco Center GmfH Kassel Disco 1 237; and Fidelio FL 3301

Andresen, Mogens.

    Chaconne for Alto Trombone or Horn and Brass Band.
  • Torgjörn Kroon trombone, Rondo RLP 8307.

Angerer, Paul.

    Luctus et gaudium.
  • Branimir Slokar trombone, Claves D 707.

Anonymous.

    A Moravian Chorale Cycle.
  • Moravian Trombone Choir of Downey, Crystal CD220 and Crystal S222.

Armour, Steve.

    The Pastures of Heaven.
  • New York Trombone Conspiracy, CR 101 CD.

Bach, Johann Sebastian.

    Suite in b flat minor.
  • Christian Lindberg alto trombone, BIS-CD-858.

Suite in g minor, BWV 1029.

  • Christian Lindberg alto trombone, BIS-CD-988.

Bach, J.S.: The Gamba Sonatas:

  • Mike Hall alto trombone, KUCS 7989.

Beethoven, Ludwig van.

    Drie Equale für vier Posaunen.
  • Joseph Alessi/ Scott Hartman/ Mark Lawrence/ Blair Bollinger, Summit DCD 123.
  • Aquitaine Brass Ensemble, Lyrinx LYR 7602-002.
  • Batashev; Ivanov; Kiselev; Drugov, Melodia C10 28467 007.
  • Czech Philharmonic of Prague, Barenreiter-Musicaphon.
  • Datura Posaunen Quartett, Ars Musici CD:AM1154-2.
  • Davis Shuman, Classic Editions CE 1041 and Renaissance X-31.
  • Eastman Trombone Choir, Mark 50500.
  • Ensemble de Cuivres Paris, RCA ZL 30 6 68 AW (German).
  • First National Trombone Workshop, Silver Crest CRE 9006.
  • Georgia State College Trombone Ensemble, Golden Crest DR 4083.
  • Graduate Trombone Quartet, University Brass Recording EN-201.
  • Daniel Hannaby, Equale (no number listed).
  • Leipzig Mitglieder des Gewandhaus Orchesters, Eterna 826182.
  • Leningrad Philharmonic Trombone Section, Westminster Gold WGS 8220.
  • London Gabrieli Brass Ensemble, Hyperion CDA66470.
  • Paris Brass Ensemble, Musical Heritage Society MHS 1785. (Movement one only).
  • Paris Trombone Quartet, QDF78 (France).
  • Paul Schreckenberger Trombone Ensemble, RBM 3036 and RBM 63036.
  • Philip Jones Brass Ensemble, Decca 6.42588 AH, London Viva 414 470-1 LV, and Decca/Ace of Diamonds SDD 274.
  • O.R.T.F. Trombone Quartet, Music Guild MG 120 and Musical Heritage Society MHS 1785.
  • Quatuor De Trombones De Liege, Aurophon CD AU 31457.
  • Schola Buccina Trombone Ensemble, Alice ALCD 008.
  • Triton Trombone Quartet, BIS CD 644.
  • Venglovsky, Victor; Danilov, G.; Kozlov, A.; Korshunov, N., Melodia SM 02529/30 .
  • Westfalisches Trombone Quartet Dabringhaus und Grimm MD+GL 3295.

Bellini, Vincenzo.

    Concerto in Eb Major.
  • Branimir Slokar trombone, Claves 906. Marcophon CD 7055.

Besozzi, Alessandro.

    Sonata in C Major for Oboe.
  • Joseph Alessi trombone, Summit DCD 130 and d'Note Classics 130.
  • Branimir Slokar trombone, Claves 902. Marcophon CD 7055.

Boismortier, Joseph Bodin de.

    Sonata in C Major.
  • Branimir Slokar trombone, Claves D507, Claves 50507, and Claves LP D507.

Bolter, Norman.

    Sky Dreams.
  • Ronald Barron, Boston Brass BB1008CD
    Of Mountains, Lakes and Trees.
  • Norman Bolter , Air-ev 72724.

Bourgeois, Derek.

    Scherzo Funébre.
  • New Trombone Collective, Q Disc 097064.

Brant, Henry.

    Orbits: A Spatial Symphonic Ritual for 80 Trombones, Organ and Sopranino Voice.
  • Bay Bones, CRI S-422.

Bruckner, Anton.

    Aequale für drie Posaunen.
  • Bone Project, The, Beriato CMS 001
  • Brett Baker, Adrian Hirst, and Gary McPhee, Amadeus AMSCD 059.
  • Datura Posaunen Quartett, Ars Musici AM 1154-2.
  • Schreckenberger, Paul Trombone Ensemble, RBM 3036 and RBM 63036.
  • Solna Brass, Bluebell Bell 123.

Caldara, Antonio.

    Dovunque il Guardo Giro, from La Passione di Gesu Cristo Signor Nostro,
  • Stefan Legee, alto trombone, Veritas 7243 5 45325 2 8

Carter, Elliott.

    A Fantasy about Purcel's "Fantasia Upon One Note".
  • American Brass Quintet, Columbia Odyssey Y 34137.

Cesare, Giovanni Martino.

    La Bavara.
  • Die Posaunisten der Staatsphilharmonie Theinland-Pfalz, Bayer BR 100234 CD.
  • Triton Trombone Quartet, BIS CD 644.
    La Hieronyma für Posaune oder Viola da gamba oder Viola.
  • Mogens Andresen trombone, Rondo RCD 8332.
  • Ronald Barron trombone, MHS 512214W DDD.
  • Gordon Cherry, Cherry Classics BB24
  • Abbie Conant trombone, Audite 368.410, Audite 97.410, and MHS CD 368410.
  • Jean Douay trombone, Corelia CC 78030.
  • Armin Rosin trombone, Teldec GmbH Hamburg Tel 6.42 164 AW.
  • Siefert, Oliver trombone, Ars Musici AM 1294-2

Charpentier, Marc-Antoine.

    Prelude from Te Deum.
  • Ronald Barron, Boston Brass BB1008CD.

Corelli, Arcangelo.

  • Mike Hall alto trombone, KUCS 1207

Cruse, (G.D.?).

    Three Sonatas.
  • Los Angeles Philharmonic Trombone Ensemble, Crystal CD220 and Crystal S222.

Dætwyler, Jean.

    Orpheus und Eurydike.
  • Movements two and three only. Oliver Siefert trombone, Ars Musici AM 1294-2v Quatuor.
  • Slokar Posaunenquartett, Suisa SPQ 41.
    Serenade au Clair de Lune pour Trombone Alto and Orgue.
  • Branimir Slokar trombone, Marcophon CD 922-2.

Eberlin, Johann Ernst.

    Aria from Der Verlorene Sohn.
  • Christian Lindberg alto sackbut and Monica Groop mezzo-soprano, BIS CD 548.
    Sigismundus.
  • Christian Lindberg alto sackbut and Monica Groop mezzo-soprano, BIS CD 548.

Eötvös Péter.

    As I Crossed a Bridge of Dreams.
  • Ensemble Varianti and conducted by Manfred Schreier, col legno WWE 2CD

Ewazen, Eric.

    Palmetto Suite.
  • Ron Barron alto trombone, Boston Brass Series, BB1008CD.

Fauré, Gabriel, arr. Will Kimbal

Pie Jesu from Requiem

  • Will Kimball alto trombone, Tantara Records 77970

Finger, Gottfried.

    Sonata in Eb for Alto Trombone and Orchestra.
  • Joachim Elser trombone, Mitra CD 16228.
  • Zdenek Pulec trombone, Supraphon 1-11-03617G.
    Forsyth, Michael. Diversion for Alto Trombone and Piano.
  • Gregory Van Der Struik alto trombone, GV 001 CD

Fux, Johann Josef.

    Alma Redemptoris Mater,
  • Danielle Lassalle, alto trombone, CPO 999 850-2
    Requiem,
  • Werner Hackl and Ernst Hoffmann, trombones, Arte Nova LC 03480.

Glauser, Max.

    Trilogie for Posaunen and Orgel.
  • Branimir Slokar trombone, Marcophon CD 922-2.

Gliere, Reinhold

 Concerto

  •  Anatoly Skobelev alto trombone, UEP Records MD 96-CD 2003.

Graun, Karl Heinrich. Also spelled Carl.

    Sacred Suite.
  • Latex Trombone Quartet, Latex Trombone Quartet private release, no number.
    Sing and Be Joyful and O Sacred Head Now Wounded.
  • Moravian Trombone Choir of Downey, Crystal CD220 and Crystal S222. Recording of all three movements.

Gross, Eric.

    Three Pieces for Eb Alto Trombone and Piano, Op. 210.
  • Gregory Van Der Struik alto trombone, GV 002 CD.
  • Gregory Van Der Struik alto trombone, Jade JACD-1080.

Günes. Betin.

The Trombonite

  • Thomas Horch alto trombone, Audite CD 95.435.

Händel, George Friedrich.

    Concerto in Bb Major.
  • Branimir Slokar trombone, Claves CLF 507, Claves 50507 and Claves LP D507.
    Concerto in f minor.
  • Per Brevig trombone, Music Minus One MMO 8059 and Music Minus One MMO CD3919.
  • Joachim Elser trombone, Mitra CD 16228.
  • Ralph Sauer trombone, Crystal CD380 and Crystal S389.
  • Roland Schnorhk trombone, Studio SM D2544/SM 62.
    Largo from Xerxes.
  • Los Angeles Philharmonic Trombone Ensemble, Crystal CD220 and Crystal S222.

    Concerto in f minor

  • Jacques Mauger alto trombone, Tutti Records TUT005.

Haydn, Franz Joseph.

Concerto No. 2

  • Anatoly Skobelev alto trombone, UEP Records MD 96-CD 2003.

Haydn, Johann Michael.

    Adagio et Allegro molto for Horn, Trombone and Orchestra.
  • Ron Barron alto trombone, James Sommerville, horn, Boston Brass Series, BB1008CD
  • Byron Peebles trombone, and A. Grieve horn, Avant AV 1013.
  • Armin Rosin trombone, and Hermann Baumann horn, Telefunken 6.42 419AW.
  • Michel Tilken trombone, and Flatabo horn, Musicpeace L 4359.
  • Victor Venglovsky trombone, Melodia C10-16649-50.
    Concerto for Alto Trombone extracted from Divertimento in D.
  • Christian Lindberg alto, BIS CD 1248
  • Alain Trudel trombone, Naxos 8.553831 and ITA CD WO-121294.
    Divertimento in D. Andantino.
  • Alain Trudel trombone, ITA WO-121294.
    Larghetto.
  • Zdenek Pulec trombone, Supraphon 1-11-03617G.

Herbst, J.

    To Us a Child Is Born.
  • Moravian Trombone Choir of Downey, Crystal CD220 and Crystal S222.v

Hillborg, Anders.

    U-Tangia-Na.
  • Christian Lindberg trombone, BIS CD 488 and BIS CD 638.

Hindemith, Paul.

    Sonata for Alto Horn and Piano.
  • Ron Barron alto trombone, Boston Brass Series 1002CD.
  • Gregory Van Der Struik alto trombone, GV 002 CD

Hornoff, Alfred.

    Suite für vier Posaunen.
  • Ron Barren, Norman Bolter, Darren Acosta, Douglas Yeo, Boston Brass Series, BB1008CD
  • Miller Brass Ensemble, Koss KC-1011.

Hummel, Johann Nepomuk.

    Introduktion, Thema und Variation Op. 102 für Posaune (alto) and Klavier.
  • Branimir Slokar trombone, Claves D906. Marcophon CD 7054.
  • Mikio Wade alto trombone, Pro Arte Musicae PAM-PT 1017

Huss, J.

    Huss's Communion Hymn.
  • Los Angeles Trombone Ensemble, Crystal CD220 and Crystal S222.

Irik, Michael.

    Concertstuk - for Alto Trombone and Piano.
  • Gregory Van Der Struik, GV 002 CD

Joseph I von Habsburg, Emperor of Austria.

    Alme Ingrate.
  • Christian Lindberg alto sackbut and Monica Groop mezzo-soprano, BIS CD 548.

Josephs, Wilfred.

    Eight Aphorisms, Galop.
  • London Trombone Sound, Cala CACD0108.

Kenny, John.

    Amaterasu.
  • John Kenny alto and tenor trombones, British Music Label BML 017.
    Sonata for Alto Trombone.
  • John Kenny alto trombone, British Music Label BML 017.

Klein, Joseph.

    Goblin Market.
  • William Bootz trombone, Douglas Reed assistant, Joseph Klein, electronics, Joseph Klein release.
    Parallaxes.
  • Andrew Glendening, alto; Matthew Vaughn, tenor; Robert Lamborn, tenor; Fritz Graf, bass; Joseph Klein, conductor, Joseph Klein private release.
    Pathways: Opposing Forces.
  • Andrew Glendening alto trombone, Mark 2645 MCD.

Krebs, J. L.

    Fantasia.
  • Branimir Slokar trombone, Claves 902. Marcophon CD 7054.

Lambel, Wenzel.

    Three Equale für Drei Posaunen.
  • Triton Trombone Quartet, BIS CD 644.

Larsen, Svend.

    Piece.
  • Carsten Svanberg trombone, DLP 8071.

Leinbach, Edward W.

    Hosanna.
  • Moravian Trombone Choir of Downey, Crystal CD220 and Crystal S222.

Lindberg, Christian.

    Variations on a Gregorian Chant (III).
  • Christian Lindberg alto trombone, BIS-CD-858.

Loeillet, Jean Baptiste.

    Sonata in g minor.
  • Branimir Slokar trombone, Claves 902.

    Sonata No. 1 in F:

  • Steve Witser alto trombone, Albany Records TROY373.

Lotti, Antonio.

    Crucifixus.
  • Moravian Trombone Choir of Downey, Crystal CD220 and Crystal S225.

Marcello, Benedetto.

    Adagio, Largo, Allegretto.
  • Branimir Slokar trombone, Claves D507, Claves 50507, and Claves CLF 507.

Marini, Biagio.

    Canzona.
  • Barcelona Trombone Quartet, Jercar CD:70302.
  • Slokar Trombone Quartet, Claves D 8010 and Claves D 701.

Massaino, Tiburtio.

    Canzon trigesimaterza per otto tromboni.
  • Duquesne University Trombone Choir; Shiner, Marty conductor, Mark MES 5975.
  • London Brass Players; Rifkin, Joshua conductor, Nonesuch 71145 and H 71145.
  • London Gabrieli Brass Ensemble, Teldec 90856.
  • London Early Music Ensemble, The: Hogwood, Christopher conductor, Gale Maxium Fidelity Recording Limited GMFD 1-76-001
  • Malcolm Forsyth Trombone Ensemble, Crystal S224.
  • Philip Jones Brass Ensemble, Argo ZRG 717.
  • Paul Schreckenberger Trombone Ensemble, RBM 3036 and RBM 63036.
  • Stuttgarter Blaserkantorei; Kohler, Bernhard conductor, FSM 33 121 Carus.
    "Leo, Dreaming" for Alto/Tenor Trombone and Tape.
  • John Kenny alto and tenor trombone, QUAD British Music Label BML 016.

Mendelssohn, Felix.

    Lieder ohne Worte.
  • Oliver Siefert trombone, Ars Musici Am 1294-2.

Meyer, Hannes.

    Sonata in c minor for Alto Trombone and Organ in Baroque Style on Themes of Pergolesi.
  • Ron Barron alto trombone, Boston Brass Series 1008CD.
  • Thomas Horch trombone, Audite CD 95.437.
  • Branimir Slokar trombone, Claves 902 and Marcophon CD 922-2. Marcophon CD 7055.

Mozart, Leopold.

    Agnus Dei from Litany of Loretto:
  • Christian Lindberg alto sackbut and Monica Groop mezzo-soprano, BIS CD 548.
  • Michael Stern, alto trombone Koch LC 1083
    Concerto für Trombone oder Viola und Orchester.
  • Ron Barron alto trombone, (Adler arr. with band) Boston Brass Series 1008CD
  • Michel Becquet, Koch Schwann 3-1334-2; and Schwann 311127; and Musica Mundi CD 11005; and Schwann Musica Mundi VM S830; and Schwann Musica Mundi VMS 2005F
  • Will Kimball alto trombone, Tantara Records 77970.
  • Christian Lindberg alto, BIS CD 1248.
  • Jacques Mauger alto trombone, Tutti Records TUT005.
  • Toby Oft alto trombone, Toby Oft release.
  • Nicolas Pfeifle alto trombone, Nicolas Pfeifle release.
  • Armin Rosin, Telefunken 6.42 532.
  • Branimir Slokar, Claves D 707 and CD 50-906.
  • Alain Trudel, SNE SNE-536.

Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus.

    Ah! vous dirai -je, Maman.
  • Christian Lindberg trombone, BIS CD 328.
    Concerto in D, K. V. 412/514.
  • Christian Lindberg trombone, BIS-CD-1008
    Concerto No,.2 in Eb, K. V. 417.
  • Christian Lindberg trombone, BIS-CD-1008
    Concerto No, 3 in Eb, K. V. 447.
  • Christian Lindberg trombone, BIS-CD-1008
  • Anatoly Skobelev alto trombone, UEP Records MD 96-CD 2003.
    Concerto No, 4 in Eb, K. V. 495.
  • Christian Lindberg trombone, BIS-CD-1008
    Aria from Die Schuldigkeit des Ersten Gebotes, K. V. 35.
  • Berliner Domkapella, Koch Schwann CD 313065.

Mussorgsky, Modest.

    Pictures from an Exhibition.
  • Lindberg, Christian trombone, BIS-CD-988.

Nilsson, Torsten.

    Rondo per Trombone Alto-Solo Op. 94, 1981.
  • Christer Torgé alto trombone, Proprius PROP 9924.

Pezel, Johann Christoph.

    Intrada from "Fünfstimmige blasende Music" 1685.
  • Quatuor Sonantis Peter Reichert.

Prescott, John.

    Suite for Alto Trombone.
  • JoDee Davis alto trombone, Albany Troy 464.

Rachmaninoff, Sergei.

    Ave Maria,
  • Moravian Trombone Choir of Downey, Crystal S225.

Reutter, Georg von.

    Alma Redemptoris Mater No. 5.
  • Christian Lindberg alto sackbut and Monica Groop mezzo-soprano, BIS CD 548 Salve Regina.
  • Christian Lindberg, alto sackbut and Monica Groop mezzo-soprano, BIS CD 548. Lindberg plays the vocal part on the "Ad te clamamus" section of this Salve Regina. Voice is omitted from that section.

Rolin, Etienne.

    Wood & Brass Rituel.
  • John Kenney, alto and tenor trombones, Nachiko Maekane Marimba, Ensemble Music Label EML 029.

Saglietti, Corrado.

    Suite per Trombone contralto (o Corno in Fa) e Quartetto d'Archi.
  • Joe Burnam, alto trombone, Gaydou CDCM 01.
  • Ron Barron alto trombone, Boston Brass Series 1008CD
  • Zoltán Kiss alto trombone, Schagerl Records SC2-11-01

Sandstrom, Jan.

    Lacrimae Lacrimae.
  • Christian Lindberg, trombone, BIS-CD-488.

Schütz, Heinrich.

    Attendite, Popule Meas, Legem Meam.
  • Concerto Palatino, Accent ACC 94102D.
  • Datura PosaunenQuartett, Ars Musici AM 1094-2
  • High Altitude Trombone Quartet, High Altitude Trombone Quartet 331972
  • Musicalisch Compagney, Arion 38604 and Musical Heritage Society MHS 4703.
  • Posaunisten der Staatsphilharmonie Theinland-Pfalz, Die, Bayer BR 100234 CD.
  • Singers & Instrumentalists of the Monday Evening Concerts of Los Angeles, Columbia ML 5411 and Columbia MS 6088.
  • Slokar Trombone Quartet, Claves D 8402.
  • Stuttgart Brass Ensemble, Musical Heritage Society MHS 3616.
  • Triton Trombone Quartet and Stephan Macleod, bass-baritone BIS CD 644.
  • Trombonissimo, Bayer BR 100234 CD.Fili Mi, Absalom from Symphoniae Sacrae.
  • Concerto Palatino, Accent ACC 94102D.
  • Datura PosaunenQuartett, Ars Musici AM 1094-2
  • High Altitude Trombone Quartet, High Altitude Trombone Quartet 331972
  • London Cornett and Sackbut Ensemble, Musical Heritage Society MHS 4504.
  • Musicalisch Compagney, Arion 38604 and Musical Heritage Society MHS 4703.
  • Oklahoma Symphony Trombone Section (Trio), Orion ORS 83456.
  • Posaunisten der Staatsphilharmonie Theinland-Pfalz, Die Bayer BR 100234 CD.
  • Slokar Trombone Quartet, Claves D 8402.
  • Stuttgart Brass Ensemble, Musical Heritage Society MHS 3616.
  • Susan Addison, Richard Cheetham, Paul Nieman, Stephen Saunders , sackbuts, Hyperion CDA66847
  • Triton Trombone Quartet, Stephan Macleod, bass-baritone, BIS CD 644.
  • Trombonissimo, Bayer BR 100234 CD.
  • Richard Zettler et al, Nonesuch H-1160 and Nonesuch H-71160.

Sinigaglia, Leone.

    Romanze Op. 3 Branimir Slokar alto trombone, Claves D 906.

Speer, Daniel.

    Sonata for Four Trombones.
  • Anonymous Trombone Quartet, Vanguard Cardinal VCS-10046.
  • Barcelona Trombone Quartet, Jercar CD:70302.
  • Bengt Eklund's Baroque Ensemble, BIS LP 217.
  • Blasende Music Lefizig, Eterna 826282.
  • Trombones de Costa Rica, Black Label with no number.
  • Daniel Speer Trombone Consort, DHM 5003 and DHM DS12.
  • Edward Tarr Brass Ensemble, Ariola-Eurodisc K 88993K and Nonesuch H 71385.
  • Edward Tarr & Bengt Eklund's Baroque Ensemble, Musical Heritage Society MHS 7455F and BIS LP-217.
  • High Altitude Trombone Quartet, High Altitude Trombone Quartet 331972
  • Kozlov, A.; Venglovsky, Victor; Danilov, G.; Korshunov, N. Oksentyan; N. Organ Melodia SM 02955/6.
  • Leningrad Philharmonic Orchestra Trombone Quartet, Melodia CM 02955.
  • London Brass Players, Nonesuch 71145 and Nonesuch H 71145.
  • Musica Antiqua Wein, Ariola Eurodisc 88939: Musica Antiqua Wein, DGG 198 405.
  • New York Cornet and Sacbut Ensemble, Titanic Ti 97.
  • New York Cornet and Sacbut Ensemble, Newport Classic NPD 85562.
  • Philip Jones Brass Ensemble, Argo ZRG 898.
  • Salzburg Tower Brass, Musical Heritage Society MHS 1804.
  • Schola Buccina Trombone Ensemble, Alice ALCD 008.
  • Schreckenberger, Paul Trombone Ensemble, RBM 3036 and RBM 63036
  • Slokar Trombone Quartet, Claves D 8402.
  • Stuttgart Philharmonic Brass, Laudate 91.522.
  • Triton Trombone Quartet, BIS CD 644.
  • Trombone Ensemble: Helmut Schmidt, et al, Cantate SDG 610 801 and Oryx 1601.
  • Westfalisches Trombone Quartet, Dabringhaus und Grimm MD+GL 3295.
    Sonata for Three Trombones.
  • Edward Tarr & Bengt Eklund's Baroque Ensemble, Musical Heritage Society MHS 7455F and BIS LP-217.
  • London Brass Players, Nonesuch 71145 and Nonesuch H 71145.
  • Philip Jones Brass Ensemble, Argo ZRG 898.
  • Schreckenberger, Paul Trombone Ensemble, RBM 3036 and RBM 63036
    Sonata for Two Trombones and Basso continuo.
  • Trummusik, Eterna 8 26 282.

Strauss, Richard.

 Concerto No. 1

  • Anatoly Skobelev alto trombone, UEP Records MD 96-CD 2003.

Studer, Hans.

    "Tres Laudes" for Alto Trombone and Organ.
  • Branimir Slokar trombone, Marcophon CD 922-2.

Telemann, Georg Philipp.

    Concerto in Bb Major.
  • Branimir Slokar trombone, Claves 50507, Claves CLF 507, and Claves LP D507.
    Concerto in c minor.
  • Christian Lindberg alto trombone, BIS-CD-348.
    Fantasia in b flat minor.
  • Christian Lindberg alto trombone, BIS-CD-858.
    Fantasia in D major.
  • Christian Lindberg alto trombone, BIS-CD-858.
    Fantasia in e flat minor.
  • Christian Lindberg alto trombone, BIS-CD-858.

Tomlinson, Alan.

    Bo-Bo 86213 The Lancashire Witch.
  • Alan Tomlinson trombone, BEAD 17.
    L.M.S. 44736.
  • Alan Tomlinson trombone, BEAD 17.
    No Name No Title No Tune.
  • Alan Tomlinson trombone, BEAD 17.

Tuma, Frantisek Ignàz Antonin.

    Sonata.
  • Prague Chamber Orchestra, Supraphon 1 10 1444.

Underwood, James.

    Cadenzas.
  • Joe Burnam alto trombone, Enharmonic Records EN83-007.

Various.

    Moravian Christmas Music.
  • Moravian Trombone Choir of Downey, Crystal CD220 and Crystal S222.

Vejvanovsky, Pavel Josef.

    Sonata à 10.
  • Prague Chamber Soloists et. al. Supraphon 1 10 0695.
    Sonata La Posta für drie Posaunen und Orgel.
  • Prague Brass Ensemble Votava, Lupulus LUP 015-2.
  • Prague Chamber Soloists et. al. Supraphon 1 10 0695.

Verdi, Guiseppi.

    Overture to Nabucco.
  • I Tromboni ITCD 501

Vivaldi, Antonio.

    Winter from The Four Seasons.
  • Christian Lindberg trombone, BIS-CD-348.
    Concerto for Two Trumpets, First Movement.
  • I Tromboni ITCD 501
    La Primavera, First Movement from The Four Seasons.
  • I Tromboni ITCD 501

Wade, Simon.

    The Herald Angel.
  • Gregory Van Der Struik alto trombone, GV 001.

Wagenseil, Georg Christoph.

    Concerto per Trombone.
  • Ron Barron alto trombone, Boston Brass Series 1008CD
  • Dany Bonvin trombone, CD 960-2.
  • Pia Bucher trombone, Marcophon MC 901.
  • Erkki Hirsimäki trombone, Jase CD: 0019.
  • Lindberg, Christian alto, BIS CD 1248.
  • Jacques Mauger alto trombone, Tutti Records TUT005.
  • Hans Pottler trombone, Horizon M2420 (2-CSL 1002), Telefunken 6.41199, Telefunken AWT9475, and Telefunken SAWT 9475.
  • Zdenek Pulec trombone, Supraphon 1-10-1879.
  • Armin Rosin trombone, Telefunken 6.42 419AW.
  • Branimir Slokar trombone, Claves D 8407 and CD 50-8407.
  • Henry Charles Smith trombone, Coronet 1410.
  • Carsten Svanberg trombone, Danica DLP 8071.
  • Michel Tilken trombone, Musicpeace L 4359.
  • Christer Torgé trombone, BIS LP 95.
  • Alain Trudel trombone, Naxos 8.553831.
  • Warwick Tyrell trombone, ABC Classics 438 825-2 and ABC Classics 8.770009.
  • Victor Venglovsky trombone, Melodia C10-16649-50.
  • Boleslavs Volaks trombone, Melodia C10 30433 006.
    Memoriam from Confitibor.
  • Alain Trudel trombone and Daniel Taylor, countertenor, ITA WO-121294.
  • Christian Lindberg alto sackbut and Monica Groop mezzo-soprano, BIS CD 548.

Wagner, Richard.

    Elsa's Procession to the Cathedral from Lohengrin.
  • I Tromboni ITCD501.

Wharton, Philip.

  • Sonata for Alto Trombone and Piano (2015), Kenneth Thompkins

Zechner, Johann Georg.

    Aria Solemnus.
  • Christian Lindberg alto sackbut and Monica Groop mezzo-soprano, BIS CD 548.
    Vota Quinquagenalia.
  • Christian Lindberg alto sackbut and Monica Groop mezzo-soprano, BIS CD 548.

Alto Trombone Equipment: Instruments

The following information comes either directly form the manufacturer or from their literature or via on line sources like ebay. All photos are used with the permission of the manufacturer. In some cases companies did not respond so I do not have material from that company. These companies are not listed but will be included as the information becomes available.

If you have any information to add to this list, please contact Robert Kehle.


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Instruments

Sackbuts


Instruments

  • AmatiASL-601
    Key: Eb
    Bore: .454
    Bell: 165 mm
    Bell material:
    Lacquer/Plating options:
    Slide material:
    Slide weight:
    Other Features:
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  • Key: Eb
    Bore:12.3 mm
    Bell: 180 mm
    Bell material: gold brass, silver plated, brass plated
    Other Features: attachment or a straight horn. Handmade
    Contact:
    Musikinstrumente Ursula Amrein
    Im Gleissdreieck 31
    D-23566 Lübeck
    Tlf. +49 451 622972
    Fax:+49 451 635 73

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  • Amrein, Musikinstrumente Ursula AAT 8201
    Key: Eb
    Bore:
    Bell: 1
    Bell material:
    Other Features:
    Contact:

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  • Vincent Back 39
    Key: Eb
    Bore: .468"
    Bell: 6 1/2"
    Bell material: yellow brass
    Lacquer/Plating options: silver plated, gold plated, clear lacquer
    Slide material: brass outer with a crome plated nickel silver inner.
    Slide weight:
    Other Features:
    Contact: http://www.selmer.com/
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  • Roy Benson RBAT201
    I have  no current infmoratin on this instrument
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  • Conn 36 H
    Key: Eb
    Bore: .491"/.500" (12.47mm/12.70mm) dual bore
    Bell: 7" (178mm)
    Bell material: yellow brass
    Lacquer/Plating options: Slide material: Brass outer slide, chrome-plated nickel silver inner slides
    Slide weight:
    Other Features: Bb rotor attachment, deluxe wood shell case. This model is also made without the Bb attachment.
    Contact:
    C. G. Conn
    P. O. Box 727
    Elkhart, IN 46515
    U. S.A.
    Tel: 219-295-0079
    Fax: 219-295-8613
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  • Antoine Courtois 131 R

    Antoine Courtois
    photo used with the permission of the company

    Key:
    Eb
    Bore: 11.80mm / 12.50mm duel bore
    Bell: 185mm
    Bell material: gold brass
    Lacquer/Plating options: clear lacquer or silver plated
    Slide material: brass outer/ nickel silver outside slide
    Slide weight:
    Other Features: Deluxe case
    Contact:
    Antoine Courtois
    Z.I. de la Boitardiere
    B.P. 341 - 61, rue du Colombier
    37403 AMBOISE Cedix
    Tel: (33) 47 57 68 68
    Fax: (33) 47 57 69 08

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  • DEG - Classic 800 series - 817 & 817S - No longer manufactured
    DEG alto trombone Classic 800 series
    photo used with the permission of the company

    Key:
    Eb
    Bore: 11.9mm (.468")
    Bell:
    Bell material:
    Lacquer/Plating options: lacquer or silver plate
    Slide material:
    Slide weight:
    Other Features:
    The last mention of this that I have is a 1985 DEG price list. It is no longer available.
  • DEG - Signature 2000 custom series - 2020 & 2020S - No longer manufactured
    Key: Eb
    Bore: 12.7mm (.500")
    Bell:
    Bell material:
    Lacquer/Plating options: lacquer or silver plate
    Slide material:
    Slide weight:
    Other Features:
    The last mention of this that I have is a 1985 DEG price list. It is no longer available.
    Contact:
    DEG music products Inc.
    Box 408
    Lake geneva, WI 53147
    Tel: 414-248-8314

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  • Dillon
    Key: Eb
    Bore: .470"
    Bell: 7" yellow brass
    Contact: https://www.dillonmusic.com/p-9307-dillon-alto-trombone.aspx
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  • Edwards #283
    Key: Eb
    Bore:
    Bell: 7"
    Bell material:Choice of yellow brass (70%copper -30% Zinc); rose brass (85% Copper, 155 Zinc); red brass (90% Copper, 10% Zinc). Bell gauges run from 20-23.
    Lacquer/Plating options: epoxy lacquer
    Slide material:
    Slide weight::
    Other Features:
    Contact:
    Edwards Band Instrument Co.
    P.O. Box 40
    530 South Hwy. H
    Elkhorn, WI 53121
    Tel: 800-562-6838 in the U.S.A.
    Tel: 414-723-4221
    Fax: 414-723-4245

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  • Glassl 08904 / 08901 / 08900 / 08903
    Key: Eb
    Bore: 11.7mm + 12.2mm (0.46" + 0.48)
    Bell: 18cm (7 1/8")
    Bell material: yellow brass, rose brass or sterling silver Lacquer/Plating options: yellow brass / rose brass / sterling silver
    Slide material: yellow brass / rose brass / sterling silver
    Slide weight:
    Other Features: A Bb attachment is offered.
    Contact:
    Heribert + Jurgen Glassl
    Blasinstrumentenbau
    Adam-Opel-Str. 12
    64569 Nauheim
    Germany
    Tel: 06152 / 610 11 + 13
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  • Haag
    Key: Eb
    Bore: 11.9mm12.4mm
    Bell: 180cm (7 1/8")
    Bell material: gold brass Lacquer/Plating options: gold lacquer / silver plating
    Slide material: gold brass. Inner slide is chrome plated nickel silver
    Slide weight:
    Other Features: A Bb attachment is offered.
    Contact:
    Musik Haag AG
    CH 8280 Kreuzlingen
    Kirchstrasse 15
    Switzerland
    Tel: 41 71 672 27 15
    Fax: 41 71 672 27 38

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  • Hamlin
    Key:
    Bore:
    Bell:
    Bell material: Clear Lacquer Finish
    Slide material:
    Slide weight:
    Other Features:

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    • John Packer Ltd. JP Alto Trombone 136
      Key: Eb
      Bore:  .481"(12.22mm)
      Bell:  7" yellow brass, lacquer
      Slide material:
      Slide weight:
      Other Features:  Bell ring
      Contact: http://www.johnpacker.co.uk/Catalogue/Brass/Trombone/Alto-Trombone/Student/JP136-Alto-Trombone-Eb-Lcq-101607#.VYmcOVKS9sk

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    • Hoehler Premier Range PE480 & P523 Alto Trombone

    • Kühnl & Hoyer 141 01NZ
      Key: Eb
      Bore: 12.2 (0.48")
      Bell:180 mm (7.09")
      Bell material:Brass
      Lacquer/Plating options:
      Slide material:nickel silver slide
      Slide weight:
      Other Features: Includes a 7c mouthpiece
      Contact: Kühnl & Hoyer GmbH
      Neue Straß 27
      D-91459 Markl Erlbach
      Tel: 0 91 06/513
      FAX: 0 91 06/62 18

      Available in the USA from:
      George Foster
      Kühnl & Hoyer USA
      619 Downing Rd
      Libertyville, IL 60048
      Tel: 847 367 7961
      Fax: 847 367 7240
      e-mail: hbrass@sbcglobal.net

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    • Kühnl & Hoyer Model: 175 21NZ Eb Slokar Alto Trombone
      Key: Eb
      Bore: 12.2/12.4 mm(0.48"/0.488")
      Bell: 180 mm(7.09")
      B>Bell material: Gold Brass
      Slide material: hard chrome-plated nickel- silver inner slides
      Slide weight:
      Other Features: Includes the Branimir Slokar BSK mouthpiece
      Contact: Kühnl & Hoyer GmbH
      Neue Straß 27
      D-91459 Markl Erlbach
      Tel: 0 91 06/513
      FAX: 0 91 06/62 18

      Available in the USA from:
      George Foster
      Kühnl & Hoyer USA
      619 Downing Rd
      Libertyville, IL 60048
      Tel: 847 367 7961
      Fax: 847 367 7240
      e-mail: hbrass@sbcglobal.net

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    • Kühnl & Hoyer Model: 176 21NZ Eb/Bb Slokar Alto Trombone
      Key: Eb/Bb
      Bore: 12.2/12.4 mm(0.48"/0.488")
      Bell: 180 mm(7.09")
      Bell Material: Gold Brass
      Lacquer/Plating options:
      Slide material: hard chrome-plated nickel-silver inner slides  
      Slide weight:
      Other Features: Includes the Branimir Slokar BSK mouthpiece
      Contact: Kühnl & Hoyer GmbH
      Neue Straß 27
      D-91459 Markl Erlbach
      Tel: 0 91 06/513
      FAX: 0 91 06/62 18

      Available in the USA from:
      George Foster
      Kühnl & Hoyer USA
      619 Downing Rd
      Libertyville, IL 60048
      Tel: 847 367 7961
      Fax: 847 367 7240
      e-mail: hbrass@sbcglobal.net

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    • Lätzsch Model SL-710 and SL 720 Eb/Bb and SL 740 F/C and SL 730 F
      Key: Eb or F (see above)
      Bore:11,9/12,4mm (0.469/0.488")
      Bell:18cm (7.3")
      Bell material: Lacquer/Plating options:
      Slide material:
      Slide weight:
      Other Features:Model SL-720 open wrap valve in Bb at 13,0mm (0.512")
      Contact: Lätzsch
      Schmidtstraße 24
      D 28201 Bremen
      Tel: --49(0)421 71966
      Fax: --49(0)421 73036
      e-mail: HNienaber@aol.com

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    • Lätzsch Model SL-750 "Schneider"
      Key: Eb
      Bore:11,9/11,9mm (0.469/0.469")
      Bell:16cm (6.3")
      Bell material: Lacquer/Plating options:
      Slide material:
      Slide weight:
      Other Features:
      Contact: Lätzsch
      Schmidtstraße 24
      D 28201 Bremen
      Tel: --49(0)421 71966
      Fax: --49(0)421 73036
      e-mail: HNienaber@aol.com

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    • Lätzsch Model SL-730
      Key: F
      Bore:11,9/12,4mm (0.469/0.488")
      Bell:18cm (7.3")
      Bell material: Lacquer/Plating options:
      Slide material:
      Slide weight:
      Other Features:Model SL-740 open wrap valve in C at 13,0mm (0.512")
      Contact: Lätzsch
      Schmidtstraße 24
      D 28201 Bremen
      Tel: --49(0)421 71966
      Fax: --49(0)421 73036
      e-mail: HNienaber@aol.com

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    • M & M
      Found on Ebay. That is the only information I have.
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    • Mirafone MI52
      Key: Eb
      Bore: .460 - .470
      Bell: 6.7"
      Bell material:
      Lacquer/Plating options:
      Slide material:
      Slide weight:
      Other Features:
      Contact: Mirafone e. G.
      Traureuter Stasse 8
      84478 Walddraiburg
      Germany

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    • Karl Mönnich
      Key: Eb
      Bore: 12.0mm - 12.00 mm
      Bell: 16 cm
      Bell material: gold brass bell, usually unlacquered, but also possible with gold lacquer or clear lacquer.
      Lacquer/Plating options:
      Slide material:The outer slide is made of brass, the inner slide is nickel plated.
      Slide weight:
      Other Features: The alto is a convertible model: you can play it with a Bb valve section or without.
      Klingenthaler Str.55
      D- 08265 Erlbach / Vogtland
      Germany
      phone 037422 / 6246

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    • Moz
      Key: Eb
      Bore Size: .48"
      Bell Size: 7.165
      Lacquer: Gold Brass
      Found on Amazon.com
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    • P-Bone
      Key: Eb
      Weight: 1.8lbs
      Other Features: 2 colors available. Ergonomic design. A polymer product.
      Contact: http://www.pbone.co.uk/product/pbone-mini/
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    • Pfretzschner 7801
      Key: Eb
      Bore: This instrument comes in three sizes. All are duel bore.
      • Bore 1: 12,25mm - 12,75mm
      • Bore 2: 12,75mm - 13,25mm
      • Bore 3: 12,75mm - 13,75mm

      Bell: 6 1/2"
      Bell material:
      Lacquer/Plating options: silver plated or gold brass
      Slide material: Chrome plated nickel silver inner.
      Slide weight:
      Other Features: Bb attachment is available on the 7802 models. Available on all bore sizes.
      Contact: (in the USA) Gary Greenhoe
      4085 Lily Road
      Jackson, WI 53037
      tel: 414-677-0460
      fax: 414-677-0686
      e-mail: verdeo@aol.com

      Der Blechblaser - Inh. Th. R. Jahn
      Prinz-Eugen-Strasse 1
      D-13347 Berlin (Wedding)
      Tel.: 030/465 13 47
      Fax: 020/465 13 57

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    • O'Malley Eb/Bb alto
      Key: Eb
      Bore: .547
      Other Features: All Nickel Silver Inner Slide. Chrome Plated Ferrules and Bracing.
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    • Michael Rath
      Key: Eb
      Bore: 12.4 mm
      Bell: 6 1/2"
      Bell material: yellow brass
      Lacquer/Plating options: Nickel Silver slide
      R11Z bore: 0.481"/0.491"
      R11K bore: 0.481"/0.500"
      R11V with Bb or trill rotary valve
    • S. E. Shires Custom Brass Instruments
      Key: Eb
      Bore: .485-.495 dual bore slide and a
      Bell: 7"
      Other Features: Tuning in the slide
      Contact: S. E. Shires Custom Brass Instruments
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    • Schagerl "Aurora"
      Key: Eb
      Bore: from 12.2 to 12.4 mm / 0.48" - 0.49"
      Bell: 180 mm / 7.09"
      Slide: Nickel Silver
      Other Features: Gold brass
      Contact: http://news.schagerl.com/
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    • Schiller American heritage Piston Valve Alto
      Key: Eb
      Bore: .488
      Bell: 7.12”
      Contact: http://www.schillerinstruments.com/trombones/american-heritage-piston-valve-eb-alto-trombone
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    • Spider / OEM / Blank 8009-L
      The only information I have on this is that it is made in China.
      Key:
      Bore:
      Bell:
      Bell material: g
      Lacquer/Plating options:
      Slide material:
      Slide weight:
      Other Features:
      Contact:
      Opus Musical Instruments Co., Ltd.

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    • Heinrich Thein
      Heinrich Thein
      photo used with the permission of the company

      Key:
      Eb
      Bore: This instrument comes in four sizes. .
      • Weite 1: 11,90mm - 12,40mm
      • Weite 2, zyl.: 12,40mm - 12,40mm
      • Weite 2, konisch: 12,40mm - 12,90mm
      • Weite 3: 13,40mm - 13,90mm

      Wandstärke in mm: 0,40-0,45
      Schallbecher
    • Weite 1: 150-180
    • Weite 2: 180
    • Weite 3: 180
      Bell material:
    • Weite 1: brass
    • Weite 2: gold brass
    • Weite 3: gold brass
      Lacquer/Plating options: brass or gold brass
      Contact:Thein Brass
      Rembertiring 40
      28203 Bremen
      tel: ++49-(0)421-32 56 93
      fax: ++49-(0)421-33 98 210
      e-mail: contact@Thein-Brass.de

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    • Helmut Voigt
      Key: F
      Bore:
      Bell:
      Bell material:
      Lacquer/Plating options:
      Slide material:
      Slide weight:
      Other Features:


      Key: Eb
      Bore:
      Bell:
      Bell material:
      Lacquer/Plating options:
      Slide weight:
      Other Features:
      Contact:
      http://www.helmut-voigt.de/altposaune_es_a11.html
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    • Jürgen Voigt

      Jurgen Voigt sackbut

      Key: Eb
      Bell material: Brass or gold with German silver trimmings. "At request bell pieces are available in brass, gold brass, with rims of different width, or as soloist bell piece (particular tin material)."
      Other Features:"Interchangeable Bb valve, Bb valve and alto crook, tapered or cylindrical slide."
      Contact:
      Jürgen Voigt
      Schulstraße 18
      08258 Markneukirchen.Vogtl.
      tel/fax: (037422) 2757

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    • E.M. Winston TB600L
      Key: Eb
      Bore: .454"
      Bell: 6.7"
      Lacquer/Plating options:Gold Lacquer Finish
      Slide material: Chrome Slide
      Other Features: Nickel Silver Braces
      Contact: The E.M. Winston Co. LLC
      3323 Merritt Ave
      Bronz, NY 10475
      phone 800-456-1841
      fax: 718-231-4870

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    • Yamaha YSL 671
      Yamaha YSL 671
      photo used with the permission of the company

      Key:
      Eb
      Bore: 11.95 - 12.45mm (.470 - .490) duel bore
      Bell: 7 1/8" (181.8mm)
      Bell material: yellow brass
      Lacquer/Plating options: gold lacquer
      Slide material: nickel silver
      Slide weight:
      Other Features: optional trill rotor. A one piece hard-hammered bell.
      Contact: Yamaha Corporation of America

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Sackbuts

  • Joseph Dotzauer
    Key: Eb or F alto trombone
    Lacquer/Plating options:He lists yellow and gold brass
    Contact: http://www.aswltd.com/dotzauer.htm
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  • Finke
    Key: Eb
    Bore: 12.5 mm
    Bell: 180 mm
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  • A. Egger (Renaissance Sackbut)

    Alto Egger
    photo used with the permission of the company

    Key:
    Eb
    Bore: 10mm
    Bell: 94mm
    Bell material: brass
    Lacquer/Plating options: clear lacquer
    Slide material: brass inner slides, German silver, chrome plated
    Slide weight: 330g
    Other Features: Kruspe, modern water key included Options: Bell chased entirely by hand. Modeled after Hieronimus Starck, Nuremberg 1670. A tuning slide has been added at the bell bow. This instrument comes in three models: Standart, Slokar and MDC models.

    Modern side positions (4th position corresponding with the bell rim) are used in the Slokar model. Tuning bits are available for a'=415Hz, and a'=430 Hz.

  • A. Egger 9 MDC (Classical Sackbut)
    Key: Eb 440 or 430 Hz
    Options: Modeled after J. J. Schmied, Nuremberg 1785 housed in the Historical Museum of Basel. A tuning slide is provided in the bell bow. It comes in two models; standard and historic.
    Contact:
    A. Egger
    Metallblas - Instrumentenbau
    Turnerstrasse 32
    4058 Basel
    Switzerland
    Tel: 061 681 4233
    Fax. 061 681 7220

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  • Fraize and Marques
    Contact: http://www.fraize-marques.com/en/instruments-anciens.php
  • Glassl 08912 / 08977 / 08910 / 08909 / 08908 Sackbuts
    Key: Eb
    Bore: 10.70mm 10.42mm + 10.70mm
    Bell: 10cm
    Bell material:
    Lacquer/Plating options: clear lacquer / yellow brass / sterling silver
    Slide material: yellow brass - sterling silver
    Slide weight:
    Other Features: These instruments are produced in different material; yellow brass + sterling silver in 3 different kinds, or plain yellow brass. Full ornamentation available.
    Contact:
    Heribert + Jurgen Glassl
    Blasinstrumentenbau
    Adam-Opel-Str. 12
    64569 Nauheim
    Germany
    Tel: 06152 / 610 11 + 13

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  • Geert jan van der Heide Renaissance model.
    Key: Eb or F
    Features:This information comes from their brochure. "After Hann Hainlein, Nuremberg (1652). Original in a private collection. Small, funnelshaped bell; this gives the instrument a round and well mixing sound. Pitched in Eb or F (a=465 or 440 Hz)."
    Contact:
    Geert jan van der Heide
    Withagersteeg 4
    3882 MH Putten
    Netherlands
    Tel: (0) 341-353538
    heidevd@wxs.nl

    Baroque model.
    Key: Eb or F
    Features:This information comes from their brochure. "After Hieronimus Starck, Nuremberg (1670). Original in the Germanisches National Museum in Nuremberg. Small, funnelshaped bell; this gives the instrument a round and well mixing sound. Pitched in Eb or F (a=465 or 440 Hz)."
    Contact:
    Geert jan van der Heide
    Withagersteeg 4
    3882 MH Putten
    Netherlands
    Tel: (0) 341-353538
    heidevd@wxs.nl

    Classical alto trombone.
    Key: Eb
    Features:This information comes from their brochure. "After Johan Georg Eschenback, (see before), nr. 1890. a=440 with tuningslide for a=430 Hz."
    Contact:
    Geert jan van der Heide
    Withagersteeg 4
    3882 MH Putten
    Nederland
    Tel: (0) 341-353538
    heidevd@wxs.nl

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  • Ewald Meinl
    Key: Eb, A 440 Options at 415 and 430
    Bore: 1
    Bell:
    Bell material:
    Lacquer/Plating options:
    Slide material: inner slide chrome plated, with water key
    Slide weight:
    Other Features: bell at 3rd slide positionupon request also available at 4th position. Optional with Sterling-Silver set (garland,stays,ferrule)
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  • Michael Münkwitz
    Key: Eb
    Pitch: 440
    Contact: http://trompetenmacher.de/news-historical-trompets/alto-sackbut-j-mueller-1625/
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  • Jürgen Voigt (sackbut)

    Jurgen Voigt sackbut
    photo used with the permission of the company

    Key:
    Eb
    Bell material:hand-hammered bell piece
    Other Features:"Instruments made after the pattern of old masters and their skill as "historical" or "modified" types. All features like trimmings, ornaments, hammered or pressed bell piece, tubes with soldering joint, bell piece rim 4th position ("historical"), bell piece rim 3rd position ("modified") can be combined. at request trimmings and ornaments are either mad of silver or are silver-plated. All models are tunable form 440 Hz to 415 Hz by tube extension/slides."
    Contact:
    Jürgen Voigt
    Schulstraße 18
    08258 Markneukirchen.Vogtl.
    tel/fax: (037422) 2757

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Alto Trombone Equipment: Non Instrument Equipment

The following information comes either directly form the manufacturer or from their literature. All photos are used with the permission of the manufacturer. In some cases companies did not respond and I do not have material from the company. These companies are not listed but will be included as the information becomes available.

If you have any information to add to this list, please contact Robert Kehle.


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Mouthpieces | Mutes | Gig Bags

Mouthpieces

  • Musikinstrumente Ursula Amrein makes a12CS standard mouthpiece. Contact: Im Gleissdreieck 31, D-23566 Lübeck. Tel. +49 451 622972, Fax:+49 451 635 73
    email
  • Bruno Tilz Mouthpieces
    851-1 Cup Diameter 20.0 mm Throat 4.4mm Shallow
    851-1 Cup Diameter 25.0 mm Throat 4.4mm Shallow
  • C. G. Conn - provides a Conn 7C
  • Antoine Courtois - provides a TA 10 or a TA 11. Both feature a lifted up curvilinear cup depth and a half/round large rim shape.
    TA 10 - medium large. The back bore is conical and narrow.
    TA 11 - large diameter. The back bore is conical and narrow.
  • Egger, A. - provides an A1 or an AB mouthpiece. Both have a flat rim, or, if desired a round or rounded rim. Custom made mouthpieces are also available with screw rims.
    A1 - cup 24 mm
    AB - cup 22mm
  • Doug Elliott makes a model 2 back bore for the alto with an 's' shank. Various rims are available. Contact: 13619 Layhill rd., Silver Spring, Maryland 20906. 301/871-3535, Fax: 301/598-9094.
  • Glassl - provides either a 6 1/2 AL or a 12 C (Bach sizes) for the alto.
  • Glassl - provides a variety of mouthpieces for the alto sackbut.
  • Kühnl & Hoyer makes the Branimir Slokar mouthpiece model 600 20.
  • Joseph Alessi by Greg Black - All mouthpieces are made in "regular' and "medium" weight.
    A-1. Cup depth is medium shallow. Bore is .261" (6.62 MM). Rim size is 1.060" (26.90 MM).
    A-2. Cup depth is medium shallow. Bore is .250" (6.36 MM). Rim size is 1.040" (26.40 MM).
    A-3. Cup depth is medium shallow. Bore is .234" (5.94 MM). Rim size is 1.022" (25.95 MM).
  • Vincent Bach - provides a 12E very shallow cup (24.50mm), with a medium wide rim mouthpiece designed principally for the alto.
  • Yamaha - provides a 48A standard cup with a medium wide rim mouthpiece. Inner diameter of the rim is 25.25mm with a standard contour and thickness. It has a 5.32 mm throat and a semi-wide back bore

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Mutes

Denis Wick makes both a straight and a practice alto mute.

Engemann-Mutes Mutes for brass instruments. The alto is Typ 300/3 and made of wood.

Yamaha is now making a silent brass product for alto. The model number is PM-6, outfit number SB-6.

Currently, there are two alto trombone mutes available in the U.K. Paul Lawrence makes one in wood and Peter Gane makes one in fibre glass. Both are available from Parkers Brass studios.

Some people are using Flugelhorn mutes on the alto with some success.

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Gig Bags

  • Altieri Instrument Bags model 10a is their alto gig bag. They also make a double bag for alto and tenor, model 12. Specify alto. e-mail
  • Musikinstrumente Ursula Amrein has a double bag with tenor and alto, 30mm foum, available in condura and different types of leather. Contact: Im Gleissdreieck 31, D-23566 Lübeck. Tel. +49 451 622972, Fax:+49 451 635 73. email
  • Brasswind has a gig bag for alto trombone in cordura and leather. Contact: 4004 Technology Dr., South Bend, IN 46628. 1-800-348-5003. Fax 219-251-3501. http://www.wwbw.com/
  • Edwards makes an alto gig bag. Contact: P. O. Box 440, 530 South Hwy. H, Elkhorn, WI 53121. 800/562-6838, Fax: 414/723-4245
  • Reunion Blues model 3-ATO/C3-ATO. This is no longer listed in their catalogue. Contact: 2525 16th Street, San Francisco, CA 94103. 415/861-7220, fax 415/861-7298.

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Alto Trombone Fingering Charts
for Eb and F altos


Fingering chart for the Eb alto trombone

Eb Alto Trombone


Fingering chart for the F alto trombone

F Alto Trombone


Alto Trombone Literature:
Methods and Solos

Below is a listing of  works for Alto Trombone. I hope that you will find them helpful.

I am interested in obtaining e-mail addresses and home page information about living composers. Please pass this information on to me.

Warwick Music of Warwick, England publishes my book, "ALTO TROMBONE LITERATURE: AN ANNOTATED GUIDE." Include in the annotation are addresses of publishers/composers, grade, style, range, and some basic information on the work.

I've had very good luck in obtaining published alto music from Hickeys Music Center. You may contact them at http://www.hickeys.com/.


The following symbols indicate information that is still needed for a specific piece of work.  If you have any additional information, please pass this information on to me.

* Means I am searching for the work. Please help me locate it.

+ Means I am searching for who, if anyone, the work was written for, dedicated to, commissioned by, and/or who premiered the work.


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Original Alto Trombone Methods
and Orchestral Excerpts

  • Aharoni, Eliezer; * Alto Trombone Method: This was never to be completed due to copyright problems.
  • Anderson, Stephen C.; A Complete Method for Eb Alto Trombone Vol 1- 2
  • Brandon, Sy; Holiday Etudes/Duets, alto clef book
  • Brandon, Sy; Stylistic Etudes Alto Clef for Trombone
  • Concone, Giuseppe arr. Daum, Norbert; Concone Studies for Alto Trombone Books 1 and 2
  • Darmiento, Frank T.; Alto Trombone Etudes
  • Daum, Norbert; Bordogni Studies for Alto Trombone, Book1.
  • Dixon, Joe; Major Calisthenics
  • Gade, Per; The Virtuoso Alto Trombone, book 1 and two.
  • Gašparovic, Jozef; Altová Pozauna Práca s nástrojom. (Alto Trombone work with instruments).
  • Göß, Martin and Gebker, Josef; Schule für Altposaune.
  • Harvey, Roger; BrassWorkBook for Alto Trombone
  • Jaeckle, Franklin A; A Comprehensive Performance Project in Trombone Literature with an Essay consisting of a Method Book for the E-flat Alto Trombone.
  • Kent-Davies, Mike; Alto Trombone Guide 
  • Lake, Michael; Alto Trombone Savvy
  • Mau, Gudrun. Altposaunenschule *
  • Morse, Edward David; Teaching Alto Trombone Through Transcription of Seventeenth-Eighteenth-, and Nineteenth-Century Sonatas and Art Songs (dissertation) 
  • Mullen, Robert; 32 Etudes for Alto Trombone
  • Naulais Jérôme; 32 Etudes variees Sur la Virtuosite. Le Style et Le rhythm
  • Parow, Karsten; Initiation Complete Au Trombone Alto
  • Plitnik, Brian Kirke; The Alto Trombone as a Transposing Instrument (dissertation)
  • Schardinel, Ursel; Schule für Altposaune Band 1, 2, 2a, 2b.
  • Scherb, Günther; Altposaunenschule für Anfänger Band 1, 2
  • Shifrin, Ken; Orchestral Excerpt Series
  • Slokar, Branimer; Methode Complete De Trombone Alto, Schule Vol. 1
  • Sluchin, Benny; Study Material for Alto Trombone. Volumes 1, 2, 3, and 4
  • Sluchin, Benny; Alto Trombone Excerpts. (not yet released)
  • Svanberg, Carsten; Alto Trombone Method: In Progress
  • Warner, Douglas G.; Current Trends in Alto Trombone Pedagogy in the United States (dissertation)
  • Wendt, Tobias; 1.exercises for Alto-Trombone
  • Wendt, Tobias; 2.exercises for Alto-Trombone
  • Winkler, Klaus; Schule For Altposaunen In F Oder Eb

 

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Other Pedagogical Method Books

These are books, which either state portions of the material are intended for or usable on alto or contain large sections in alto clef.

  • Braun, André;  Gamme et Méthode  pour les Trombonnes Alto, Tenor et Basse
  • Blazhevich, Vladislav, edited by Kharlamov & Deryugin; School for Trombone in Clefs, original edition. This includes the Alto Studies.
  • Borodgni, Marco; Etudes. Cherry Classics Music is said to be working on this.
  • Borodgni, Marco (Schwartz); Vocalises Volume 1.
  • Braun, André; Gamme et Méthode pour les Trombonnes alto, Tenor et Basse (contains very little alto material and not worth pursuing). 18th century.
  • Breckon, Timothy R., Jr; This is a dissertation concerning arrangements for alto.
  • Cornette; Method du trombone alto, ténor et basse, 19th century. (All alto studies are included in Benny Sluchin's book Vol. 1)*
  • Edwards, Brad; Introductory Studies in Tenor & Alto Clef for Trombone "Before Blazhevich"
  • Ellenrieder, M.: Unterricht für bass-tenor un Alt-Posaune. Same as Braun above.
  • Fink, Reginald H.; Introducing the Alto Clef. Perhaps better suited for tenor work in alto clef.
  • Gebauer, François; 50 Lecons our la Trombone Basse, Alto & Tenor. 18th Century.*
  • Gölfert, August; Große Posaunen-Schule (1870?)*
  • Hansen, Joseph S.; Learning the Alto Tormonbe: An Analsis of Pedagogical Materials Culminating in a Performance of Three major Original Works (University Honors Project at Brigham Young University)
  • Jørgensen, Axel; 24 Improvisations. Out of print.
  • Kahila, Kakuko; Advanced Studies.
  • Körner, Peter and Thein, Heinrich; World of Alto Trombone.
  • Mantia, Simone; The Trombone Virtuoso
  • Maxted, George; 20 Studies
  • Miller, Robert; School for Trombone Book III (contains very little alto material and not worth pursuing)
  • Müller-Hartmann, Robert; Technische Übungen
  • Müller, Robert; Schule für Zugposaune (New Method for Slide Trombone) Part 3. See above Miller.
  • Müller Robert; New Method for Slide Trombone
  • Nemetz, Andr; Neuestel Posaun Schule (contains very little alto material and not worth pursuing). 19th Century.*
  • Panofka, Heinrich; Trombone Etudes in Alto Clef Based on “24 Progressive Vocalises” Opus 85.
  • Reift, Marc; School of Rhythm (Rhythm studies with no pitch indicated)
  • Rogniono, Richardo; Passaggi per potersi essercitare nel diminuire terminatamente.
  • Seidel, Edward; Practical School for the Slide Trombone Part 2 (contains very little alto material and not worth pursuing)
  • Shifrin, Ken; The Orchestral Excerpt Series for the Orchestral 'Doubler'. The Professional's handbook of Orchestral excerpts, Alto trombone
  • Sluchin, Benny; Alto trombone excerpts. Not yet available.
  • Tauber, Florian; 25 Warm-up
  • Uber, David; First Studies
  • Uber, David; Melodic Concepts II
  • Uber, David; Symphonic Studies in Alto Clef
  • Uber, David; 21 Etudes (contains very little alto usable material)

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Orchestral Excerpts for the Alto Trombone

  • Gašparovič, Jozef; Altová Pozauna Práca s nástrojom. (Alto Trombone work with instrument).
  • Körner, Peter and Thein, Heinrich; World of Alto Trombone
  • Shifrin, Ken; The Orchestral Excerpt Series for the Orchestral ‘Doubler’. The Professional’s Handbook of Orchestral Excerpts, Alto Trombone
  • Sluchin, Benny; Alto Trombone Excerpts

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Available Original Alto Solos
Written Before 1900

  • Albrechtsberger, Johann Georg; Concerto (Eighth Note)
  • Albrechtsberger, Johann Georg; Concerto (Music Rinata)
  • Albrechtsberger, Johann Georg; Concerto (Marc Reift)
  • Albrechtsberger, Johann Georg; Concerto (Peters, Frankfurt) Seems to be a licensed edition of the Reift publication.
  • Albrechtsberger, Johann Georg; Concerto (Tarrodi)
  • Albrechtsberger, Johann Georg (Sy Brandon); Concerto with band accompaniment
  • Albrechtsberger, Johann (Jean-Fraçois Taillard) Concert for Alto trombone (Brass Octet)
  • Anonymous (Wagner Editor); Sonata (Brodersen)
  • Anonymous (Wagner Editor); Sonata (Fredrick)
  • Anonymous (Weiner Editor); Sonata Trombone and Basso (Ensemble)
  • Anonymous St. Thomas Sonata (Virgo Music Publishers); This is the same as the two above.
  • Berlioz, Hector; Grande symphonie funèbre et triumphal, Orasion funèbre (Berlioz indicated alto as an option)
  • Berlioz, Hector (Bärenreiter); Oraison Funèbre from Hector Berlioz New Edition of the Complete Works, Volume 19
  • Berlioz, Hector (Sy Brandon); Recitative and Prayer *
  • Berlioz, Hector (Kagarice); Recitative and Prayer
  • Berlioz, Hector (Goldman edition); Recitative and Prayer
  • Berlioz, Hector (G. Schirmer). Recitative and Prayer.
  • Berlioz, Hector (Irv Wagner); Recitative and Prayer (5 trombones)*
  • Cesare, Giovanni Marino; La Hieronyma (Musikverlag Max Heibrer, Munich) [There is some question about this being for alto]
  • Cesare, Giovanni Marino; La Hieronyma (Robert King) [There is some question about this being for alto]
  • Cesare, Giovanni Marino; La Hieronyma (M. Hieber, Munich) [There is some question about this being for alto]
  • Cesare, Giovanni Marino; La Hieronyma (Marc Reift) [There is some question about this being for alto]
  • Haydn, Johann Michael; Andantino (Les Editions Doberman-Yappan)
  • Haydn, Johann Michael (Eighth Note Publications); Concerto from Divertimento in D.
  • Haydn, Johann Michael; Concerto (Modern Editons)
  • Haydn, Johann Michael; Concerto (Tarrodi)
  • Haydn, Johann Michael; Concerto (Rosin edition)
  • Haydn, Johann Michael; Concerto (McNaughtan)
  • Haydn, Johann Michael; Divertimento In D
  • Haydn, Johann Michael; Larghetto (Modern Editions)
  • Haydn, Johann Michael; Larghetto (Doblinger)
  • Mozart, Leopold; Concertino (Marc Reift) see Concerto
  • Mozart, Leopold; Concerto (Karlin Music). Also a version for string quartet. *
  • Mozart, Leopold; Concerto (Ludwig)
  • Mozart, Leopold; Concerto (Tarrodi)
  • Mozart, Leopold; Concerto (Rosehill). This has been transposed and is not suitable for alto.
  • Mozart, Leopold; Concerto (Les editions Doberman-Yappan)
  • Mozart, Leopold; Concerto (Eulenberg) See Serenata
  • Mozart, Leopold; Serenata In D (Eulenberg)
  • Wagenseil, Georg C.; Trombone Concerto (Cherry Classics). Includes the orchestral parts
  • Wagenseil, Georg C.; Trombone Concerto (Boosey & Hawkes) This is for tenor trombone.
  • Wagenseil, Georg C.; Concerto (Marc Reift)
  • Wagenseil, Georg C.; Konzert (Willy Muller)
  • Wagenseil, Georg C.; Posaunenconzert (Universal)
  • Wagenseil, Georg C.; Trombone Concerto (Eighth Note Publications)

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Original Alto Solos Written After 1900

  • Alvares, Eduardo; Estórias * +
  • Andresen, Mogens; Chaconne for Alto Trombone or Horn and Brass Band
  • Angerer, Paul; Luctus Et Gaudium
  • Appert, Donald; Canticle for Alto Trombone and Piano
  • Appert, Donald; Maskil
  • Ayers, Richard; Number Twenty-Four
  • Bartek, Mojmir ; + Silhouettes
  • Belmont, Jean; Elegy
  • Benson, Mark; Encounter for Alto Trombone And Percussion or Electronic Sounds
  • Bjelinski, Brukna; Simfonijeta Za Alt-Trombon I Guidace
  • Bolter, Norman; Sky Dreams
  • Bolter, Norman; Trees from Of Mountains, Lakes and Trees
  • Breimo, Bjorn; Postlude For Alto Trombone & Organ
  • Brening, Arnold; Concert Fantasie Op. 115 for Alto Trombone and Piano
  • Bresgen, Cesar; Konzert für Altposaune und Orchester
  • Corcoran, Gary; Aegean Dance
  • Cossaboom, Sterling; Statement And Transformations for Alto Trombone and Piano
  • Daetwyler, Jean; Chanson de Troubadour pour Trombone et harp
  • Daetwyler, Jean; Dialogue Concertant pour Trombone et Harp
  • Daetwyler, Jean; Double Concerto for alto trombone and harp
  • Daetwyler, Jean; Orphée et Eurydice, Poéme pour Trombone and Harp
  • Daetwyler, Jean; Largo and Scherzo pour Trombone Alto Solo
  • Daetwyler, Jean; Reverie du soir for Alto Trombone and Harp
  • Daetwyler, Jean; Serenade Au Clair De Lune
  • Darmiento, Frank T.; Concerto for Alto Trombone. Available in piano reduction or for orchestra
  • Eötvös, Péter; As I Crossed a Bridge of Dreams
  • Ewazen, Eric; Palmetto Suite
  • Fievé, Peter; Koncert for altbasun og strygere, op. 42
  • Forsyth, Michael; DiversionDiversion for E flat Alto Trombone (with B flat attachment) and Pianoforte.
  • Forsyth, Michael. Welzheim Flourish for Alto Trombone and Organ 
  • Fritze, Greg; Greg is said to be working on a piece for alto trombone.
  • Genzmer, Harold; Sonata - This work is not for alto, but has been listed as such in some publications.
  • George, Thom; Sonata For Alto Trombone and Piano
  • Gilfedder, John; Triptych for the Trinity: for solo trombone
  • Gipps, Dr. Ruth; Sonata for Alto Trombone and Piano Opus 80
  • Gladwin, Wally; Four Solo Studies for Solo Trombone and 9 Trombones Ensemble
  • Glauser, Max; Trilogy (listed in the catalog as alto, but not indicated on the score)
  • Gross, Eric; Aria
  • Gross, Eric; Cadenza XI
  • Gross, Eric; Concerto see 3 movements
  • Gross, Eric; Elegy, Op. 236A2. This is the second movement of the Concerto
  • Gross, Eric; Three Pieces Op. 210
  • Gross, Eric; Three Movements Op. 236A
  • Günes, Betin; The Trombonite (1995)
  • Hartley, Walter; Fantasia On Vermont Tunes (1993)
  • Haug, Halvor; Essay for Alto Trombone and String Quartet
  • Herring, David; Mythos II
  • Herring, David; Wintersongs for Alto Trombone and String Orchestra
  • Hidas, Frigyes; Baroque Concerto for Alto Trombone and Sting Orchestra
  • Hillborg, Anders; U-Tangia-Na
  • Hoepelman, Christopher J.; Elegy on B.A.S.S.
  • Hogg, Merle; Contrasts (with organ)
  • Hollier, Donald; Concerto 6 for 25 Trombones
  • Aaron Holloway-Nahum; De ce Trombonesti *
  • Irik, Mike; Concertstuk I
  • Irik, Michael. Concertino for Solo Trombone, Percussion, and Stings revised for alto trombone
  • James, Kevin; Andante Maestoso
  • Jung, Helge; A Poet's Discourse
  • Keenan, PAul; A Field of Scarecrows.
  • Kehrberg, Robert; Novella
  • Kenny, John; Sonata for Alto Trombone
  • Klein, Joseph; Goblin Market for Solo Trombonist and Environment
  • Klein, Joseph; Pathways: Opposing Forces for Solo Trombone and Chamber Orchestra (mvt. II)
  • Koch, Erland von; Fanfar for Bronslur (altern alto trombone)
  • Koetsier, Jan; Choralpartita "Die Tageszeiten" (with organ)
  • Koetsier, Jan; Concerto Grosso (2 solo altos and 1 solo tenor with 5 trombone accompaniment)
  • Laburda, Jir ; Sonata No. 2 for Alto Trombone and Piano
  • Larsen, Svend; Piece
  • Lewis, Robert; Monophony VIII
  • Lindberg, Christian; Chick 'a' Bone Out For Orchestra or brass band accompaniment
  • Lindberg, Christian; Ero Arctica
  • Lindberg, Christian; Variations on a Gregorian Chant (III)
  • Liubovaky, Leonid; * (Does this piece exist?)
  • Lund, Gudrun; Concerto op. 26 For Alto Trombone
  • Lund, Gudrun; Mixed Movements op. 90 for Alto Trombone and Piano
  • Mackay, John; Concert for Alto Trombone and Orchestra
  • Mackay, John; Sonata for Alto Trombone and Piano
  • Marak, Robert; Sonatina
  • Marr, Keith; Lead for alto trombone and strings Op. 23c (movement 3 of his metal suite)
  • Marsh, Roger; Variations
  • Maxwell-Geddes, John; 'Leo Dreaming' for Alto Trombone and Tape
  • Météier, Jan Dominique; Tour De Piste.
  • Meyer, Hannes; Das Liebesspiel
  • Meyer [first name is unknown]; * Das Liebesspiel
  • Meyer, Hannes; Sonata In C Minor for Alto Trombone and Organ In Baroque Style On Themes Of Pergolesi
  • Mielenz [first name is unknown]; *Konzert für Altposaune
  • Molineux, Alan; Brittle Beauty
  • Moralev, Oleg; * Nothing is known of this work.
  • Nilsson, Torsten; Concertino Per Trombone Alto Ed Organ
  • Nilsson, Torsten; Fanfare, Op. 104:1 for Bronslur or Alto Trombone Alone
  • Nilsson, Torsten; Rondo Per Trombone Alto-Solo Op. 94
  • Nilsson, Torsten; Rondo Sueziae for Alto Trombone and Piano Op. 116
  • O'Leary, Jim; Untitled Piece
  • Pavlov, Philipp; Scherzo Sonata
  • Pearce, Monica; Microexpressions for alto trombone and piano.
  • Popov, Peter; * Believed to be a work for alto and string orchestra
  • Pospisil, Juraj; * Sonata
  • Potter, David; Canzonetta for Alto Trombone and Piano
  • Prescott, John; Suite for Alto Trombone and Piano Op. 18
  • Raue, Reinhard; Drei Pastelle für Altposaune and Orgel
  • Raum, Elizabeth; Olmütz Concerto
  • Rihm, Wolfgang; Canzona per sonare
  • Rolin, Eienne; Alto Voce
  • Ross, Walter; Canzonetta
  • Rubenstein, David; Caprice (2004) for Alto Trombone and Piano
  • Rush, Steve; Song of Gideon, Concerto for Alto Trombone and Wind Ensemble
  • Saglietti, Corrado; Suite for Alto Trombone and String Quartet
  • Sandstrom, Jan; Lacrimae, lacrimae (Tears, Tears)
  • Sandberg, Lars; Med itt visst sjungade uttrkyck for alt-trombone (unaccompanied)
  • Satterwhite, Marc; Chamber Concerto No. 2 for Alto Trombone & Chamber Orchestra
  • Schudel, Thomas; Concerto for Alto Trombone
  • Siembis, Kostas; Piece for Alto Trombone and Piano
  • Studer, Hans; 'Tres Laudes' for Alto Trombone and Organ
  • Szarán, Luis; 'La Magdalena' Op. 60
  • Szollosy, Andras; *Nothing is known about this work.
  • Terry, Peter; In Winter
  • Tomlinson, Alan; + Bo-Bo 86213 The Lancashire Witch
  • Tomlinson, Alan; +* L.M.S. 44736
  • Tomlinson, Alan; + No Name No Title No Tune
  • Uber, David; Rhapsody In F Minor Op. 226
  • Uber, David; Soli[Solo]Loquy
  • Underwood, James; Cadenzas
  • Vidjeskog, Patrick; Canzona for Alto Trombone and Organ
  • Vogelin, Fritz; Concerto for Altposaune Und Steichorchester
  • Vogelin, Fritz; Nordlich Varaitionen
  • Vollrath, Carl; Chant With Trope for Alto Trombone and Piano
  • Waddle, P. Kellach; Psalm 46
  • Wade, Simon; The Herald Angel
  • Wehr, Jamie; Quiet Night - with string quartet
  • Wehr, Jamie; Nocturne No. 3, Op. 4 "Quiet Night" - with Trombone ensemble
  • Wharton, Philip; Sonata for Alto Trombone and Piano (2015)
  • Whear, Paul; 'Burberry Red' Concerto for Alto Trombone, String Orchestra and Percussion
  • White, Stephen; Duals
  • York, Barbara; Sonata (uses both tenor and alto)
  • Young, David; Koris 4
  • Young, David; Koris 25
  • Young, David; Koris 35
  • Zechberger, Günther; ...und teilen die gruüne Insel mit ihren Blicken.

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Solo Alto Trombone
with Other Solo Brass Instrument

  • Berlioz, Hector; Symphonie Funebre et Triomphale Opus 15. (Irv Wagner)
  • Haydn, Michael ; + Adagio Et Allegro Molto
  • Haydn, Michael; Concertino per due corni e orchestra. (same as the Adagio Et Allegro Molto). (Editio Musica Budapest).
  • Speer, Daniel. Sonata No. 1 for 1 Trumpet and 3 trombones
  • Vejvanovsky, Pavel Joseph; Sonata Tribus Quadrantibus (Tromba Publications now Editions BIM))
  • Vejvanovsky, Pavel Joseph; Sonata Tribus Quadrantibus (Music Antiqua Bohemica Vol. 48)
  • Vejvanovsky, Pavel Joseph; Sonata Tribus Quadrantibus (Musikverlag Köln)
  • Vejvanovsky, Pavel Joseph; + Sonata Tribus Quadrantibus (Musica Rara)
  • Vejvanovsky, Pavel Joseph; + Sonata A 5 Musica Antiqua Bohemica: Pavel Josef Vejvanovsky, Composizioni per orchestra, Vol. 49
  • Vejvanovsky, Pavel Joseph; + Sonata A 5 (Musikverlag Köln)
  • Vejvanovsky, Pavel Joseph; + Sonata A 5 (Edwin F. Kalmus)
  • Vejvanovsky, Pavel Joseph; + Sonata A 5 (Musica Rara)
  • Vejvanovsky, Pavel Joseph; Sonata à 8, Scti Petri et Pauli. from Musica Antiqua Bohemica: Pavel Josef Vejvanovsky, Composizioni per orchestra, Vol. 49.
  • Vejvanovsky, Pavel Joseph; Sonata à 10. from Musica Antiqua Bohemica: Pavel Josef Vejvanovsky, Composizioni per orchestra, Vol. 48

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Works Arranged for Solo Alto Trombone

These are all published with alto listed as an option. This does not include works which may be usable such as the Hindemith Sonata for Alto Horn.

  • Albinoni, Tomaso; Concerto in D Major, transcribed and edited by Mark Lawrence (not published)
  • Albinoni, Tomaso; Concerto in D Minor, transcribed and edited by Mark Lawrence
  • Albinoni, Tomaso; Konzert B- Dur
  • Anonymous (Lindberg editor); Three Medieval Dances (unaccompanied)
  • Bach, Johann Sebastian; Air and Badinerie
  • Bach, Johann Sebastian; Sonata no. 3 in G minor
  • Bach, Johann Sebastian; Suite in B flat minor (original in d minor, #2)
  • Bellini, Vincenzo; Concerto
  • Berlioz, Hector (Irv Wagner); Recitative and Prayer (5 trombones)*
  • Besozzi, Alessandro; Sonata B-Dur
  • Boismortier, Joseph Bodinde (Horch); Sonate in a minor
  • Boismortier, Joseph Bodinde (Slokar); Sonate C Major
  • Boismortier, Joseph Bodinde; Sonate C- Dur
  • Charpentier, Marc-Antonie; Prelude from Te Deum.
  • Corelli, Archangelo; Op. 5 Violin Sonatas
  • Danzi, Franz; Concert in Eb
  • Debussy, Claude; La plusa que lente
  • Fauré, Gabriel (John Marcellus); Pie Jesu form “Requiem” with trombone quintet
  • Finger, Gottfried; Sonata
  • Föster, Christoph; Concerto in Eb
  • Gershwin, George; An American in Paris
  • Handel, Georg Friedrich; Concerto B-Dur
  • Handel, Georg Friedrich; Concerto f-moll
  • Haydn, Joseph; Concerto No. 1 in D, Hob. VIId:3
  • Haydn, Joseph; Concerto No. 2 in D, Hob. VIId:4
  • Haydn, Michael; Andantino & Presto
  • Hoffmeister, Franz Anton; Horn Quintet in Eb
  • Hummel, Johann Nepomuk; Introduktion, Thema und Variation op. 102
  • Krebs, J. L.; Fantasie
  • Leclair, Jean-Marie; Sonata B- Major
  • Loeillet, Jean-Baptiste; Sonata g-moll
  • Marcello, Benedetto; Adagio, Largo and Allegretto
  • Mendelssohn-Bartholdy, Felix; Lieder Ohne Worte für Alt-Posaune und Streichorchester
  • Mitchell, Lawrence L.; A Comprehensive Performance Project in Trombone Literature. This includes 10 transcriptions.
  • Mozart, Leopold; Adagio and Allegro
  • Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus; Ah! vous dirai-je, Maman
  • Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus; Concerto No. 1 in D. K.V. 412+514
  • Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus; Concerto in D. K.V. 412+514
  • Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus; Concerto No. 2 in Eb. K.V. 417
  • Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus; Concerto No. 3 in Eb. K.V. 447
  • Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus; Concerto No. 4 in Eb. K.V. 495
  • Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus; Concerto Movement in E. K.V. 494a
  • Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus; Die Hölle Rach from Die Zauberflöte
  • Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus; Horn Quintet in Eb. K.V. 407 (386c)
  • Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus; Rondo in Eb. K.V. 371
  • Mudge, Richard; Concerto for Alto Trombone
  • Musorgskij (sic), Modest; Pictures at an Exhibition
  • Neruda, Jan Kritel Iri; Concerto in Eb
  • Nilsson, Torsten; + Concertino for Bronslur in Eb or Alto Trombone and Brass Quartet, op. 105a
  • Nilsson, Torsten; + Music for Bronslur Op.104 No. 1
  • O'Leary, Jim; Untitled Piece (This work has been withdrawn from the composer's catalogue)
  • Pepusch, Johann Christoph; Sonata in D Dur
  • Purcell, Henry; Sonata for Trombones with Alto Trombone Solo
  • Quantz, Johann Joachim; Concerto in Eb
  • Reinecke, Carl; Notturno
  • Rimsky-Korsakov; Flight of the Bumblebee
  • Rosetti, Francesco Antonio; Concerto No. 2 in EB
  • Rossini, Gioachino (Robert Elkjer); Overture to the Barber of Seville
  • Saint-Saëns, Camille (Tim Breckon); Romance
  • Sandstrom, Jan (Andrea Lindberg); A Christian Song *
  • Satie, Erik; Three Gymnopeedies
  • Scherb, Günther. Weihnachtsleider für Alt-Posaune (collection)
  • Schumann, Robert; Adagio and Allegro
  • Schumann, Robert; Romanze Number 2
  • Sinigaglia, Leone; Romanze Op. 3
  • Stamitz, Carl; Concerto in Eb
  • Strauss, Franz; Concerto, Op. 8
  • Strauss, Richard (Vern Kagarice); Concerto #1 in Eb
  • Strauss, Richard (Ludwig Music); Concerto #1 in Eb
  • Tartini, Giuseppe; Concerto en re mineur
  • Telemann, Georg Philipp; Concerto B-Dur
  • Telemann, Georg Philipp; Concerto in c minor
  • Telemann, Georg Philipp; Fantasia in b flat minor (unaccompanied)
  • Telemann, Georg Philipp; Fantasia in D Major (unaccompanied)
  • Telemann, Georg Philipp; Fantasia in Eb Major (unaccompanied)
  • Telemann, Georg Philipp; Fantasia in Bb Major (unaccompanied)
  • Telemann, Georg Philipp (Sauer); Twelve Fantasias
  • Vivaldi, Antonio (Thomas Horch);La Primavera from Le Quattro Winter from the Four Seasons

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Alto Trombone Literature:
Ensembles and Chamber Music

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Composer (arranger) ; Title (publisher if more then one edition is available)


Original Trombone Ensemble
With Alto As The Top Part

  • Ånesen, Arnt Håkon; Janus (9 trombones)
  • Angerer, Paul; Quadriga
  • Anonymous; Four Seasons
  • Armour, Steve; Pastures of Heaven
  • Beethoven, Ludwig van (Breitkph und Härtel); 3 Equale
  • Beethoven, Ludwig van (Belwin-Mills); 3 Equale
  • Beethoven, Ludwig van (Gordon Cherry edition); 3 Equale
  • Beethoven, Ludwig van (J. & W. Chester); 3 Equale
  • Beethoven, Ludwig van (Warwick); 3 Equale
  • Beethoven, Ludwig van (Ensemble); 3 Equale
  • Beethoven, Ludwig van (Robert King); 3 Equale
  • Beethoven, Ludwig van (Alphonse Leduc); 3 Equale
  • Beethoven, Ludwig van (Planet Brass); 3 Equale
  • Beethoven, Ludwig van (David Mathie); 3 Equale
  • Bolter, Norman; Of Mountains, Lakes, and Trees
  • Bourgeois, Derek; Scherzo Funebre
  • Bourgeois, Derek; Osteoblast (8 trombones)
  • Brandon, Sy; Holiday Etudes/Duets Alto Clef Book (2 trombones) *
  • Brantley, Paul; Canticle and Gloria from Service Music (4 trombones)
  • Bruckner, Anton (Alafia); 2 Aequale
  • Bruckner, Anton (International); 2 Aequale
  • Bruckner, Anton (Parow'schen Musikalien); 2 Aequale
  • Bruckner, Anton (Reift); 2 Aequale
  • Burton, Chris D.; Reflections (solo tenor with 8 trombones one of which is alto)
  • Cesare, Giovanni Martino (Musica Rara); La Bavara
  • Cesare, Giovanni Martino (Brass Press [BIM]); La Bavara
  • Cibulka, Franz Peter; Cröffnungsfanfare
  • Cibulka, Franz Peter; The Sound of Trombone für acht Posaunen
  • Coolidge, Richard; Spectra a Shaded Woodland
  • Crees, Eric; Fanfare for Cala
  • Daetwyler, Jean; Quatuor
  • Duncan, Tim; Death for a Trombone Quartet
  • Eeten, Ruud van; Panorama (6 Trombones and Organ)
  • Frith, John; Adagietto  (20 trombone)
  • Forsyth, Malcolm; Bachianas Capensis
  • Forsyth, Malcolm; Eclectic Altos with Pokerbass, for 3 alto trombones and G-bass trombone
  • Gladwin, Wally; Four Solo Studies for solo trombone and 9 trombone ensemble (listed in the catalog as alto solo, in the score as tenor trombone) +
  • Glover, Frank; *+ Welcome to the Skeleton Circus
  • Good, Scott; Rise for Horn or Alto Trombone, Tenor Trombone, and Bass Trombone
  • Hansen, Arno; 65 Trombone Trios
  • Hassler, Hans Leo Canzon (with organ)
  • Henneman, I. G.; How Slow the Wind
  • Hentzschel, Johann; Canzon für 8 Violen da Gamba odr posaunen
  • Hessen, Mortiz Landgraf von; Pavaqne for 5 trombones
  • Hidas, Frigyes; ALTEBA Trio
  • Hidas, Frigyes; *+ A Little Encore for Four Trombones
  • Hidas, Frigyes; Suite für Posaunenquartet
  • Hidas, Frigyes; Trombone Octet "Variable Spirits"
  • Hollier, Donald; Concerto 6
  • Hornoff, Alfred; Suite
  • Hueber, Kurt Anton; Memento Mori für 5 Posaunen
  • Irik, Mike. Concerto Grosso for Three Sackbuts and Chamber Orchestra
  • Jacob, Gordon ; Fanfare, Pavan and Three Pieces
  • Josephs, Wilfred ; 8 Aphorisms
  • Kazik, James; Fanfare for 8 Trombones and Timpani
  • Kazik, James; Mini Overture for Ten Trombones
  • Kenny, John; Trombone Quartet
  • Kieseweter, Peter; * Largo for 8 Trombones
  • Klein, Joseph; Parallaxes for Four Trombones
  • Koetsier, Jan; Concerto Grosso (2 solo altos and 1 sols tenor with 5 trombone accompaniment)
  • Kreines, J.; *? (Is there a work by this composer that uses alto trombone?)
  • Krol, Bernhard; Pezzo Armonico Op. 95
  • Lambel, Wenzel; Three Equali für 3 Posaunen
  • Lambel, Wenzel; Three Equali für 4 Posaunen
  • Leguay, Jean-Pierre; * + Madrigal
  • Lindberg, Christian; Waves of Wollongong (9 trombones and orchestra) *
  • Lund, Gudrun; Three Subjects in Different Contrasting Moods Op. 68
  • Lydon, Christopher; Moody 'Bones (4 trombones) *
  • MacKay, John Grant; Rondeau
  • Marthinsen, Niels; In the Shadow of the Bat (3 trombones and Orchestra)
  • Marsh, Roger; Variations
  • Marini, Biagio; Canzona
  • Massaino, Tiburtio (Robert King); Canzona per 8 Trombones
  • Massaino, Tiburtio (Solomon); Canzona trigesimaterza per otto tromboni
  • Massaino, Tiburtio (Warwick); Canzona trigesimaterza per otto tromboni
  • Massaino, Tiburtio (Ensemble); Canzona for 8 Trombones
  • McKimm, Barry; Trombone Quartet
  • Moylan, William; Trio
  • Nilsson, Torsten; Barrage: Marche De Dressage Barrering: Dressyrmarsch
  • Nystedt, Knut; Music for 6 Trombones op. 87
  • Pennycook, Bruce; Sky People - Iroquois Indian Creation Myth for low brass ensemble (2 alto trombones, 4 tenor trombones, 3 bass trombones, contrabass trombone, tuba, contra tuba) and drum kit.
  • Raum, Elizabeth; Processional Fanfare for Trombone Quartet
  • Reeves, Jack; Drive (8 trombones with opt. drum kit) *
  • Revell, Michael; Battle Sonata for Trombone Octet
  • Riley, Kevin; Bonemans Fugue, The  (4 trombones)
  • Risher, Tim; Inclinations
  • Risher, Tim: Prayers
  • Ross, Walter; Trombone Trio
  • Speer, Daniel (International); Sonata
  • Speer, Daniel (Ensemble); Sonata
  • Speer, Daniel (Reift); Sonata
  • Speer, Daniel; Sonata in C
  • Speer, Daniel; Sonata for 2 Trombones and Basso Continuo
  • Speer, Daniel; 2 Sonatas (edition Crescendo)
  • Staud, Johannes Maria; Incipit
  • Tomlinson, Alan; *No Name Tune
  • Uber, David; Ten Symphonic Trios
  • Vejvanovsky, Pavel; Sonata La Posta
  • Vejvanovsky, Pavel; Sonata La Posta (Musica Antique Bohemica)
  • Vollrath, Carl; Trio for Alto, Tenor, and Bass Trombone
  • Wehr, Jamie; Introit No. 2, Op.3
  • Wehr, Jamie; Introit No. 3, Op.3
  • Wehr, Jamie; Nocturn No. 3 Op. 4, Quiet Night
  • Wills, Simon; Street Song variations (10 trombones)
  • Wilson, Phil; Hot Cherry Peppers
  • Wolking, Henry; Forests (10 trombones) *
  • Wysocki, Zdzislaw; Quartettino for Trombone Quartet Opus 72
  • Zindars, Earl; Transitions for Trombones

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Arrangements for Trombone Ensemble
With Alto As The Top Part

The arranger/publisher is listed in the ().

  • Alarcón, Santiago Miguel; The Seven Trombones of the Apocalypse
  • Albanoni, Tomaso (Chris Sharp); Adagio in g minor
  • Albanoni, Tomaso (Manstad); Adagio in g minor (solo alto and 10 trombones)
  • Anonymous; Battaglia Famossa (with organ)
  • Anonymous; 4 Sonaten
  • Anonymous (Lars Karlin); 4 Swedish Psalms (4 trombones) *
  • Anonymous (Edward Solomon); Gaudete (Rejoice).
  • Arcadelt, Jacob (Robert Casola) ; Voi Ve N'Andat' Al Cielo
  • Bach, Johann Sebastian (Aaron Lefkowitz); Allegro from Brandenburg Concerto #3
  • Bach, Johann Sebastian (Lars Karlin); Brandenburg Concerto No. 3 movement 1 (4 trombones) *
  • Bach, Johann Sebastian (Thomas Horch); Choralvorspiel (aus dem Ogelbuchein) und fughetta (4 trombones)
  • Bach, Johann Sebastian. (Ben Mansted); Concerto in D Minor after Vivaldi (4 trombones)
  • Bach, Johann Sebastian (Jamie Wehr); Crucifixus from the Mass in B minor for 4 trombones
  • Bach, Johann Sebastian (Jamie Wehr); Crucifixus from the Mass in B minor for 10 trombones
  • Bach, Johann Sebastian (Dave Hankin); Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring
  • Bach, Johann Sebastian (Thomas Horch); Präludium und Fuge in c minor, BWV 885 (4 trombones)
  • Bach, Johann Sebastian (Gordon Cherry) Sleepers Awake! (Wachut Auf!)
  • Bach, Johann Sebastian (Jamie Wehr); Toccata and Fugue in d minor
  • Bach, Johann Sebastian; (Williams Pub) Wachut Auf! (Sleepers Awake!)
  • Barber, Samuel (Charles De Paulo); Adagio op. 11
  • Beethoven, Ludwig van (Malmstrom); Adagio form the Ninth Symphony (7 trombones)
  • Beethoven, Ludwig van, (Edward Solomon); Marcia funebre sulla morte d'un Eroe (8 trombones) *
  • Beethoven, Ludwig van, (Edward Solomon); Piano Sonata No. 12 in A flat, WoO 96, Op. 26 (8 trombones)*
  • Beethoven, Ludwig van; Sonastensatz
  • Berlioz, Hector (Irv Wagner); Recitative and Prayer (5 trombones) *
  • Berlioz, Hector (Sy Brandon); Recitative and Prayer *
  • Bizet, Georges (Lindahl); Carmen Suite No. 1 “Les Dragons d’Alcala”
  • Bizet, Georges (Lindahl); Carmen Suite No. 1 “Prelude and Argonaise”
  • Bizet, Georges (Lindahl); Carmen Suite No. 1 “Les Dragons D’Alcala”
  • Bizet, Georges (Lindahl); Carmen Suite No. 1 “Prelude and Aragonaise”
  • Bizet, Georges (Lindahl); Carmen Suite No. 1 “Seguedille”
  • Bizet, Georges (Lindahl); Carmen Suite No. 1 “Les Toreadors”
  • Boismortier, Joseph Bodin de (Thomas Horch); Sonata a 4 in a minor (4 trombones)
  • Brahms, Johannes (Elwood Williams); Adagio from “Rhapsody, Op. 53”
  • Brahms, Johannes (Thomas Horch); Ungarischer Tanz Nr, 3 (4 trombones)
  • Bruckner, Anton (Solomon, Edward); Christus factus est (4 trombones) *
  • Bruckner, Anton (Malmstrom); Christus factus est (8 trombones)
  • Bruckner, Anton (Malmstrom); Ecce Sacerdos (8 trombones)
  • Bruckner, Anton (Russell McKinney); Kyrie from Mass No. 2 in e minor (8 trombones)
  • Bruckner, Anton (Edward Solomon). Locus Iste. (4 trombones) *
  • Bruckner, Anton (Russell McKinney); Sanctus from Mass No. 2 in e minor (12 trombones)
  • Buxtehude, Dietrich; Canzona
  • Byrd, Wiliam; A Byrd Collection
  • Byrd, Wiliam (Ian Cartwright); Earl of Salisbury's Pavan (4 trombones) *
  • Ciconia, Johannés; I Cani Suono Fuora
  • Ciconia, Johannés; Per Quella Strada
  • Clarke, Jeremiah  (Lars Karlin); Prince of Denmark's March, The (4 trombones) *
  • Clarke, Jeremiah  (Lars Karlin); Prince of Denmark's March, The (6 trombones) *
  • Copland, Arron; Fanfare for the Common Man (10 trombones, tuba and percussion)
  • Corrnette, Victor; Sonata
  • Dauprat, Louis-François; 1er Duo
  • Debussy, Claude (Eric Cress); Golliwogg’s Cakewalk
  • Debussy, Claude (Thomas Horch); Golliwogg’s Cakewalk
  • Dukas, Paul (Lars Karlin); Fanfare "La Peri" (8 trombones) *
  • Eberline, Johann Ernst; Sinfonia from Der Blutschwitzende Jesus
  • Elgar, Sir Edward (Dave Hankin); Nimrod from The Enigma Variations
  • Ellington, Edward "Duke" (Steve Allee); African Flower
  • Erbach, Christian; Ricercar secundi toni (with organ)
  • Falla, M. de; Farruca per a 8 trombones
  • Fauré, Gabriel (William Rose); Pie Jesu from “Requiem”
  • Fauré, Gabriel (John Marcellus); Pie Jesu from “Requiem”
  • Fauré, Gabriel (John Marcellus); Pie Jesu (Solo alto and trombone quintet)
  • Festa, Costanzo (Robert Casola); Quando Ritrova
  • Francisque, Antoine; Les Tresors d'Orphee
  • Frescobaldi, Girolamo; Canzona sopre Rugier
  • Frescobaldi, Girolamo; Canzon Terzadecima
  • Frescobaldi, Girolamo; A Frescobaldi Festival
  • Fucik, Julius (Thomas Horch); Enzug der Gladiatoren
  • Gabrieli, Andrea (Leonard Cecil); Ricercar del Duodeciomo Tuono
  • Gabrieli, Andrea (Robert Casola); Ricercare del 12 Tono
  • Gabrieli, Giovanni; 4 Stücke (with organ)
  • Gabrieli, Giovanni; Canzona Venedig 1608 (with organ)
  • Gabrieli, Giovanni (Eric Crees); Sonata Pian e Forte (16 trombones)
  • Gabrieli, Giovanni (Lars Karlin); Sonata Pian e Forte (4 Trombones) *
  • Gabrieli, Giovanni (Edward Solomon); Sonata Pian e Forte (8 Trombones)
  • Gabrieli, Giovanni (Walter and LaFratta); Canzona Septimi e Octavi Toni a 12
  • Gesualdo, Carlo; Duo Madrigali
  • Gigout, Eugène (Joshua Kearne); Grand Choeur, Dialogue. (7 trombones, tuba organ, timpani and cymbals) *
  • Gossec, François-Joseph; O Salutaris Hostia
  • Grieg, Edvard (Lars Karlin); Funeral March (8 trombones) *
  • Grieg, Edvard; Landerkennung, Op. 31
  • Grieg, Edvard (Malmstrom); Nordraak’s Funeral March (8 trombones)
  • Grieg, Edvard; Poetic Tone Picture Number 3
  • Guami, Francesco; Ricercare 1
  • Guami, Francesco; Ricercare 2
  • Guami, Gioseffo; Canzon Settimadecima
  • Guami, Gioseffo; Canzon (with organ)
  • Guami, Gioseffo; Canzon a 6
  • Gussago, Cesario; Sonata "La Leona" (with organ)
  • Handel, G. F.; And the Glory of the Lord
  • Handel, G. F.; Behold the Lamb of God
  • Handel, G. F.; Hallelujah Chorus
  • Handel, G. F. (Marcia); Excerpts from Messiah
  • Handel, G. F.; Largo from Xerxes * +
  • Handel, G. F.; Music for the royal Fireworks (Lars Karlin arr.)
  • Handel, G. F.; O Thou That Tellest Good Tidings to Zion
  • Handel, G. F.; Worthy Is the Lamb
  • Hanisch, Josef; Concerto for 3 Horns in E flat major (Ken Shifrin)
  • Hansen, Arno; 65 Trombone Trios
  • Hassler, Hans Leo; Canzon
  • Henry VIII; Pastime with good company (2 trombones) *
  • Hentzschel. Johann; Canzon für 8 Violen da gamba oder Posaunen
  • Hessen, Mritz Landgraf von; Pavan del Tomaso di Canora (Not for alto)
  • Holborne, Anthony (Michael Mulcahy); Pavans, Galliards, Almains
  • Holst, Gustav (Malmstrom); Saturn from the Planets (8 trombones)
  • Humperdinck, Engelbert; Hänsel und Gretel (4 trombones) *
  • Humperdinck, Engelbert (Malmstrom); Pantomime from Hänsel und Gretel (8 trombones)
  • Khatchaturian, Aram (Eric Crees); Sabre Dance (16 trombones, timpani and percussion)
  • Kopprasch, Wenzel; 8 duos
  • Liszt, Franz (Jamie Wehr); Prelude and Fugue on B-A-C-H
  • Lotti, Antonio (Adrian Taylor); Crucifixus
  • Lotti, Antonio (Edward Solomon); Crucifixus
  • MacDowell, Edward (Jamie Wehr); From an Indian Lodge
  • MacDowell, Edward (Jamie Wehr); Uncle Remus from Woodland Sketches
  • Mahler, Gustav (Carol Jarvis); Adagietto form Mahler 5th Symphony (Warwick)
  • Mastrangelo, Alexandre (Jacques Mauger); Prelude
  • Mastrangelo, Alexandre (Jacques Mauger); Rondeau
  • Mendelssohn, Felix, (Mansted): Agbschied vom Walde Op. 59, No. 3 (4 trombones)
  • Mendelssohn, Felix, (Thomas Bottger); Song Without Words op53#4.   Op 38 #2.   Op 30 # 1. 3 (2 altos and piano)
  • Merulo, Claudio; A Merulo Selection
  • Monteverdi, Claudio (Eric Crees); Domine Ad Adinuandum from ”Vespers” (16 trombones)
  • Monteverdi, Claudio; Ofeo excerpts
  • Morley, Thomas (Robert P. Holland); First Booke of Canzonets to Two Voyces for 2 Trombones
  • Morley, Thomas (Robert P. Holland); De Profundis Clamavi
  • Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus (Malmstrom); Contessa per dono from Le Nozze di Figaro (8 trombones)
  • Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus (Adrian Taylor); Eine Kleine Nachtmusik
  • Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus; Excerpts from the Magic Flute (2 trombones) *
  • Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus (Tom Hammond); The Magic Flute Overture
  • Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus (Lars Karlin); The Magic Flute (4 trombones) *
  • Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus (Vern Kagrice); Die Hölle Rach from the Magic Flute
  • Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus; 12 duos pour deux Cors
  • Mussorgsky, Modest (Jamie Wehr); Pictures at an Exhibition, Ballet of the Unhateched Chickens
  • Mussorgsky, Modest (Jamie Wehr); Pictures at an Exhibition, Bydlo
  • Mussorgsky, Modest (Jamie Wehr); Pictures at an Exhibition, Gnome
  • Mussorgsky, Modest (Jamie Wehr); Pictures at an Exhibition, The Hut of Baba Yagaq, the Great Gate of Kiev
  • Mussorgsky, Modest (Jamie Wehr); Pictures at an Exhibition, The Market Place at Limoges, Catacombae, Lingua Mortua
  • Mussorgsky, Modest (Jamie Wehr); Pictures at an Exhibition, The Old Castle
  • Mussorgsky, Modest (Jamie Wehr); Pictures at an Exhibition, Promenade
  • Mussorgsky, Modest (Jamie Wehr); Pictures at an Exhibition, Samuel Goldenberg and Schmuyle
  • Mussorgsky, Modest (Jamie Wehr); Pictures at an Exhibition, Tuileries
  • Nielsen, Carl (Malmstrom); Symphony number 3 (8 trombones)
  • Nielsen, Carl (Malmstrom); Symphony number 4 (7 trombones)
  • Obrecht, Jacob (Robert Casola); Tsaat Een Meskin
  • Palestrina, Giovanni (Roy Emiliani); Kyrie, Gloria and Benedictus
  • Palestrina, Giovanni; 4 Renaissance Movements
  • Palestrina, Giovanni; Sicut Cervus
  • Palestrina, Giovanni; 3 Ricercari (with organ)
  • Palestrina, Giovanni (Robert Casola) ; Sicut Cervus
  • Peuerl, Paul; Tanzsuite
  • Peuerl, Paul (Thomas Horch); Suite (1611)
  • Peuerl, Paul; Variationsuite Suite (with organ)
  • Pezel, Johann Christoph; Intrada from "Füfsimmige blasend Music" 1685. (with organ)
  • Pilley, Michael; Luminosity
  • Porta, Costanzo; La Gerometta (with organ)
  • Poulenc, Francis Jean Marcel (Malmstrom); Quartre Petities Prières de Saint François d’Assise, Slaut, Tout Puisant, Seigneur, O Mes Tres Chers Freres(8 trombones)
  • Praetorius, Michael; Allein Gott in der Höh'sei Ehr (with organ). Listed as 2 Pieces
  • Praetorius, Michael; Ballet des Anglois (with organ). Listed as 2 Pieces
  • Praetorius, Michael (Edward Solomon); In Dulci Jublio (8 trombones) *
  • Praetorius, Michael (Thomas Horch); Suite des Danses
  • Praetorius, Michael; 2 Stücke (with organ)
  • Puccini, Giacomo (Scott Mousseau); Nessun Dorma
  • Purcell, Henry (Ben Mansted); Rondeau from “Abdelaza Z570”
  • Purcell, Henry; Sonata for Trombones with Alto Trombone Solo
  • Ravel, Maurice (J. Scott Mousseau); Three Pieces from "Ma mere l'Oye' (Mother Goose Suite)
  • Ravel, Maurice (Dave Hankin); Pavan pour une Infante Defunte
  • Ravel, Maurice (Malmstrom); Pavan (7 trombones)
  • Reger, Max (Thomas Horch); Choralvorspiele Op. 67 (4 trombones)
  • Saint-Saëns, Camille (Jamie Wehr); Symphony No. 3, Organ Symphony Movement No. 4
  • Saint-Saëns, Camille (Edward Solomon) Poco adagio from Symphony Number 3 in c minor.
  • Scheidt, Samuel; Allein Gott in der Höh'sei Ehr (with organ)
  • Scheidt, Samuel (Miles Anderson); Canzona Bergamasca
  • Scheidt, Samuel (Thomas Horch); Nun komm. Der Heiden Heiland (4 trombones)
  • Schipper, Tom; Dystopia
  • Schubert, Franz; Sehnsucht
  • Schubert, Franz, (Thomas Bottger) Singubung (2 altos and piano) *
  • Schubert, Franz (Dennis C. Klophaus); Songs for the Celebration of the Holy Offering of the Mass (1826, D 872)
  • Schumann, Robert (Malmstrom); Feierlich from Symphony Number 3 (5 trombones)
  • Schütz, Heinrich (Jacob Mashak); Concluding Choruses from the St. Mathew and St. John Passions (4 trombones) *
  • Schütz, Heinrich (John Jorgenson); Herr, Wenn Ich Nur Dich Habe
  • Sibelius, Jean (Chris Sharp); Finlandia
  • Speer, Daniel (Miles Anderson); Die Bänkelsangerlieder
  • Stamford, Charles Villiers (Solomon); Coelos ascendit hodie Op. 38, No. 2.
  • Stamitz, Carl; Sonata
  • Strauss, Richard (Jeremy Kempton); Also Sprach Zsarathustra (6 trombones)
  • Strauss, Richard (Ben Mansted); An Alpine Fantasy
  • Strauss, Richard (Malmstrom); Die Frau Ohne Schatten Sequence (8 trombones)
  • Stravinsky, Igor (Matthew Buckmaster); The Firebird Suite
  • Susato, Tylman (Tielman); Eight Dances from "The Danserey"
  • Susato, Tielman (Robert Casola); Two Renaissance Dance Pairs (Pavane and Rondo)
  • Sweelink, J. P.; Psalm 111
  • Tallis, Thomas; Lamentations of Jeremiah
  • Tabourot, Jehan (Ian Cartwright); Pavane for trombone quartet
  • Theobald, Jim; Five Jewish Songs of Joy
  • Uber, David; 10 Symphonic Trios for Alto, Tenor, and Bass Trombones
  • Vaughan Williams, Raph (Malmstrom); Symphony Number 2, A London Symphony. (7 trombones)
  • Verdi, Guiseppi (Edward Solomon); Overture to Nabucco (8 trombones) *
  • Verdi, Guiseppi (Edward Solomon); Overture to Il Barbiere di Siviglia
  • Viadana, Lodovico Grossi da; La Bergamasca (with organ)
  • Viadana, Lodovico Grossi da; La Fiorentina (with organ)
  • Vivaldi, Antonio; Concerto for 2 trumpets
  • Vivaldi, Antonio; Sinfonia Al santo sepulcro
  • Vivaldi, Antonio; La Primavera, 1st movement from The Four Seasons
  • Wagner, Richard ; Elsa's Procession to the Cathedral (Gordon Cherry)
  • Wagner, Richard; Elsa's Procession to the Cathedral (Nigel Simmons)
  • Wagner, Richard (Malmstrom); Excerpt from Das Rheingold (8 trombones)
  • Wagner, Richard (Malmstrom); Prelude to Act III of Lohengrin
  • Wagner, Richard (Solomon); Prelude to Act III of Lohengrin
  • Wagner, Richard (Malmstrom); Parsifal (8 trombones)
  • Wagner, Richard (Malmstrom); Overture to Tännhauser (5 trombones)
  • Wagner, Richard (Malmstrom); Overture to Tännhauser (8 trombones)
  • Wagner, Richard (Edward Solomon); Prelude to Act III from Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg (8 trombones) *
  • Wagner, Richard (Malmstrom); Prelude to Act III from Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg (8 trombones)
  • Wagner, Richard (Malmstrom); Prelude to Act II Scene 4 from Die Walkure (8 trombones)
  • Willson, Meredith (Eric Crees); Seventy-Six Trombones (16 trombones and percussion)

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Moravian Music (Available)

There is much more out there than is available.

  • Anonymous; A Moravian Chorale Cycle
  • Anonymous (Jeffrey Reynolds); Lightly, Lightly, Bells are Pealing
  • Anonymous; Moravian Christmas Music
  • Austin; Chorales of the Moravian Trombone Choir
  • Byrd, William (Jeffrey Reynolds); Pavana
  • Cruse, (G.D.?) (Jeffrey Reynolds); Three Sonatas
  • Fote, Sam; Chorales and Music of the Moravian Church Band Southern Province
  • Gabrieli (Jeffrey Reynolds); Magnificat No. 3
  • Gallus (Jeffrey Reynolds); Alleluia
  • Graun, C. H; Sacred Suite
  • Händel, Georg Fredrech (Jeffrey Reynolds); Largo form Xerxes
  • Herbst, J ; To Us A Child Is Born
  • Huss, J.; Hus's Communion Hymn
  • Johanna, Anna (Jeffrey Reynolds); Fanfare
  • Kroeger (Karl?); Harmony Music 1, Variations on a Moravian Chorale
  • Lasso, Orlando di (Gardner); Echo Song
  • Leinbach, Edward W.; Hosanna
  • Lotti, Antonio (Jeffrey Reynolds); Crucifixus
  • Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus (Jeffrey Reynolds); Die Zauberflöte
  • Plaster, Richard ; *Saulte...159a
  • Rachmaninov, Sergei (Jeffrey Reynolds); Ave Maria
  • Reynolds, Jeffrey; Corwn Him With Many Crowns and Christ the Lord Is Risen Today
  • Susato, Tielmann (Jeffrey Reynolds); La Mourisque and Pavane Battaille
  • Various; Moravian Christmas Music

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Alto Trombone With Voice, Published As Individual Works, Not In Collections

  • Ahle, Johann Rudolf; Herr, nun läßt Du Deinen Deiner
  • Ahle, Johann Rudolf; Sinfonia I and II from Höre, Gott.
  • Albrechtsberger, Johann Georg; Aria de Passione Domine for alto trombone, alto voice, 2 violins, organ, cello.
  • Albrechtsberger, Johann Georg; Gaude Virgo (alto voice, trombone and keyboard)
  • Anonymous; Lament
  • Benson, Mark; Wood*
  • Brant, Henry; Orbits: A Spatial Symphonic Ritual for 80 Trombone, Organ, and Sopranino Voice.
  • Caldara, Antonio; Deh' Sciogleite o mest lmi from Morte e Sepoltura di Cristo
  • Caldara, Antonio; Dio Qual Sia from Naboth
  • Caldara, Antonio; Dovunque il guardo from La passione di Gesa Christo Signor nostro for alto trombone, soprano and keyboard.
  • Caldara, Antonio; Quell' Amor
  • Eberlin, Johann Ernst; Aria Freuet euc mit Jerusalem from Der Vorlorene Sohn
  • Eberlin, Johann Ernst; Aria Der büssnde verurteilte Jesus from Der Blutschwit zenda Jesus
  • Eberlin, Johann Ernst; Aria Der Tochter Zion; 'Fließ O Heißer ränenbach' from Der Veruteilte Jesus
  • Eberlin, Johann Ernst; Aria Qas hat mein Aug' er blickt? from Der Blutschwit zenda Jesus
  • Eberlin, Johann Ernst; Aria Menschen, sagt, was ist das Leben? from Der Veriorene Sohn
  • Eberlin, Johann Ernst; Aria Nein der unflat meiner seele from Der Vorlorene Sohn
  • Eberlin, Johann Ernst; Aria Lobge sang sus demdritten Teil from Der Veriorene Sohn
  • Eberlin, Johann Ernst; Aria: Der verurteilte Jesus from Denkmäler Der Tonkunst in Österreich, Volume 55 p. 78
  • Eberlin, Johann Ernst; Kaum hier die Flut from Sigismundis
  • Eberlin, Johann Ernst; Aria: Der Tochter Zion “Ja, mein Herz hört deine Klag from Der Blutschwitzende Jesus. Denkmäler Der Tonkunst in Österreich, Volume 55, p. 47
  • Eberlin, Johann Ernst; Kaum hier die Flut from Sigismundis
  • Fux Johann Joseph; Alma Redemptoris Mater (Kagrice Brass Editions)
  • Fux Johann Joseph; Alma Redemptoris Mater (Warwick Edition)
  • Gletle, Johann Melchoir; Pie Pellicane (Unpublished)
  • Haydn, Michael. Et Incaratus for two trombones, soprano,alto, tenor, strings and basso continuo
  • Kenny, John; Songs form a Book of Herne (Unpublished)
  • Kiesewetter, Peter; Magnificat Septimi Toni Op. 4
  • Kiesewetter, Peter; Sonata Rappresentative Op. 2
  • Kotschy, Johannes. Schlussmonolog aus Finnegan's Wake * +
  • Lorentzen, Brent; Tordenskjold
  • Mozart, Leopold; Agnus Dei from Laurentanische Litanei (Tarrodi)
  • Mozart, Leopold; Agnus Dei from Laurentanische Litanei (Virgo)
  • Mozart,Wolfgang Amadeus; Agnus Dei from Waisenhausmesse. K.V. 47a/139
  • Mozart,Wolfgang Amadeus;Jener Donnerworte kraft from Die Schuldigkeit des Ersten Gebotes K.V. 35 (Modern Editions see Kagrice)
  • Mozart,Wolfgang Amadeus;Jener Donnerworte kraft from Die Schuldigkeit des Ersten Gebotes K.V. 35 (Virgo)
  • Müller, Carol; Plauctus animae Suspirautis ad Deum
  • Reutter, J. Georg von; Denkmäler der Tonkunst in Õsterreich vol. 88; Missa S. Caroli, Gratias Agimus Tibi
  • Reutter, J. Georg von; Gloria from Missa S. Caroli (Modern Editions see Kagrice)
  • Reutter, J. Georg von; Alma Redemptoris Number 5
  • Reutter, J. Georg von; Salve Regina
  • Schütz, Heinrich; Attendite, Popule Meas, Legem Meam SWV 269
  • Schütz, Heinrich; Fili Mi, Absalon SWV 269 (Robert King)
  • Schütz, Heinrich; Fili Mi, Absalon SWV 269 (Bärenreiter)
  • Schütz, Heinrich; Intermedium Five from the Oratorio Historia der Geburt jesu Christi
  • Swayne, Giles; God Song
  • Tuma, Frantisek Ignàz Antonin; Almo Factori from Motetto de Tempori
  • Tuma, Frantisek Ignàz Antonin;Inno Per Il Festo di St. Teresia
  • Tuma, Frantisek Ignàz Antonin; O! Salutaris Hostia from Motetto del santissimo
  • Tuma, Frantisek Ignàz Antonin; Tantrum ergo from Pangelingua
  • Tuma, Frantisek Ignàz Antonin; Tecum principium from Dixit Dominus
  • Wagenseil, Gerog Christoph; Memoriam form Confitibor
  • Wehr, Jamie; Introit Number 2, Op.3
  • Zechberger, Günther; K-NON
  • Zechberger, Günther; Tieferschôttert
  • Ziani, Marco Antonio; Alma Redemptoris Mater (Warwick)
  • Ziani, Marco Antonio; Alma Redemptoris Mater (Modern Editions see kagrice)
  • Ziani, Marco Antonio; Alma Redemptoris Mater (Denkmäler der Tonkunst in Õsterreich vol. 101/102

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Alto Trombone and Voice In Published Collections

  • Shifrin, Ken, Editor ; The Solo Baroque Trombone In Chamber Music Vol. 1
  • Shifrin, Ken, Editor ; The Solo Baroque Trombone In Chamber Music Vol. 2

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Alto Trombone In Modern Chamber Music

  • Amberg, Johan Lauritz Walbom;Præludium.Organ,Cornetto in A and 3 Trombones
  • Anderson, Miles ; Swamp (not notated)
  • Appert, Donald ; *+ Dialogue for Alto Trombone and Viola DAppert@clark.edu
  • Appert, Don ; Pavane of Praise DAppert@clark.edu
  • Brass, Nikolaus; *+ Nachtmusik
  • Braunlich, Helmut Duo for Violin/Viola and Trombone, Tenor/Alto, with Tape
  • Carter, Elliott; A Fantasy About Purcell's "Fantasia Upon One Note"
  • Chase, Alex; Brass Trio (trumpet, trombone and tuba)
  • Crees, Eric; Fanfare for Cala for 16 trombones and percussion
  • Daetwyler, Jean; *+Double Concerto for Alto Trombone and Harp
  • Darmiento, Frank; Lighting Always Strikes Twice (Jazz quartet)
  • Dool, Charles; Madrigal for Alto Trombone and Viola
  • Eötvös, Péter; + * As I Crossed a Bridge of Dreams
  • Graugaard, Lars; *+ Jeu de la Nuit
  • Graugaard, Lars; *+ Displays
  • Holmboe, Vagn; Notater for Alto, Tenor, Bass Trombone and Euphonium
  • Hueber, Kurt Anton; *+ Szene und Lied 1854.
  • Kenny, John; Amaterasu for trombone, percussion and Balinese famelan ensemble
  • Kenny, John; Embracing the Unknown* for alto, tenor, and bass trombones, harp and the string quartet.
  • Kenny, John; * For the Republic, (1988) for alto trombone, marimba and tape
  • Kenny, John; * The Gathering (1994) for trombone (alto and tenor), percussion and tape
  • Kondo, Jo; *+ Her, Prelude To a Valentine Out of Season
  • Lim, Liza; *+ Street of Crocodiles for flute, oboe, alto sax, alto trombone, cimbalom, suspended cymbal, violin, cello, and baroque violoncello
  • Lorentzen, Bent; Tordenskjold for 1 alto, 2 tenors, 1 bass, and tuba.
  • Nilsson, Ivo; + Per-Cept : Sestetto for flute/alto flute, oboe/english horn, soprano sax/alto ssax, tenor trombone/alto trombone, percussion, piano, and violin/viola.
  • Raum, Elizabeth; King Lear Suite for alto trombone and woodwind quartet
  • Rolin, Etienne; Embracing the Unknown. Uses alto, tenor & bass trombone plus harp
  • Rolin, Etienne; Wood and Brass Rituel for alto and tenor trombones and marimba
  • Savas, Hasan; Slide Music for alto, bass and contrabass trombones plus 2 electric guitars *
  • Saglietti, Corrado; Suite per Trombone Contralto e Quartetto d'Archi
  • Schiske, Karl; Trompetermsik Trompetermusik für 10 Trumpets, 8 Trombones, 2 Tubas and Percussion op. 13 for brass choir including 2 alto trombones
  • Schmitt, Florent; + Quatuor Op. 109 Pour Three Trombones Et Tuba (not originally for alto)
  • Staud ,Johannes Maria. Incipit. Solo alto trombone and 5 instruments (flute plus alto flute; oboe plus English horn; horn in F, percussion and cello
  • Thomson, Virgil; Family Portrait for brass quintet
  • Waldek, Gunter; Canzonetta alla fanfara (organ, trumpet and alto trombone)
  • Wehr, Jamie; Quiet Night for alto and string quartet.
  • Wildgans, Friedrich; Festliche Music for brass choir including 2 alto trombones
  • Yee, Adam; Reshit HoHma Yirat adonai http://www.mhs.vic.edu.au/
  • Yee, Adam; Zephania http://www.mhs.vic.edu.au/

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Alto Trombone In Pre 1900 Chamber Music

  • Albrechtsberger, Johann (Jean-Fraçois Taillard) Concert for Alto trombone (Brass Octet)
  • Bertali, Antonio; 2 Sonaty a 3
  • Biber, Heinrich Ignaz Franz; Sonata à 3
  • Castello, Dario; Sonata No. 4 for trombone, soprano instrument and Keyboard
  • Castello, Dario; Sonata No. 5 for trombone, soprano instrument and keyboard
  • Cesare, Giovanni Marino ; + La Vittoria (3 Cornetti, 2 Posaunen & contunuo)
  • Eberlin, Johann Ernst ; + Sinfonia From Der Blutschwit zenda Jesus (2 trombones in alto clef, 2 violins, viola, basso, cembalo
  • Frescobaldi, Girolamo; Seven Canzonas for four instruments and continuo
  • Fux, Johann Joseph (ed. Ron Babcock); Sonata á Quattro (2vlns, alto trb. and continuo)
  • Fux, Johann Joseph; Sonata á Quattro (violin, cornetto, alto trb., bassoon and organ)
  • Fux, Johann Joseph; Sonata à Quattro, K.  347 (IMSLP)
  • Fux, Johann Joseph (Virgo); Sonata á Quattro
  • Fux, Johann Joseph (IMSLP); Sonata á Quattro K. 347
  • Mariani, P. A.; La Guaralda (IMSLP)
  • Oswald, Andreas; Sonata á 3 in C Major from Partiturbuch Ludwig (IMSLP)
  • Reiche, Gottried (J. Kosleck); Quatricinia from IIIte Abtheilung (Cornet and 3 Trombones)
  • Rittler (Ridler), Philippo Jacob; Sonata (vln, viola, alto, cimbalo)
  • Schmelzer, J. H. Sonata à 3 (Musica Rara)
  • Tuma, Frantisek Ignàz Antonin (Music Antiqua Bohemica); Sonata
  • Tuma, Frantisek Ignàz Antonin (Virgo); Sonata
  • Valentini, Giovanni; Canzon a Doi Cornetto é Trombone
  • Valentini, Giovanni; Sonata
  • Vijvanovsky, Pavel Josef; Sonata à Tre
  • Vijvanovsky, Pavel Josef; Sonata à Five
  • Vijvanovsky, Pavel Josef; Sonata à 8, Scti Petri et pauli
  • Vijvanovsky, Pavel Josef; Sonata à 10
  • Vijvanovsky, Pavel Josef; Sonata Tribus Quadrantibus
  • Weckmann, Matthias (Musica Rara); Sonata à 4
  • Weckmann, Matthias (Manson editor); Sonata à 4

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Alto Trombone In Pre 1900
Chamber Music in Collections

  • Muscia Antiqua Bohemica
  • Reifsnyder, Bob; Music for the Baroque Posaune Plattoon for 4 trombones (a,t,t,b) and tuba
    • Volume one; Bach b minor Mass and Brandenburg Concerto No. 6
    • Volume two; Buxtehude’s Sacred Choral Works
    • Volume three; Arrangements selected from Corelli's Concerti Grossi, Op. 6, Nos. 1-6
    • Volume four; Arrangements selected from Corelli's Concerti Grossi, Op. 6, Nos. 7-12
    • Volume five; Arrangements selected from Handel's Concerti Grossi, Op. 3
    • Volume six; Arrangements selected from Handel's Concerti Grossi, Op. 6, Nos. 1-6
    • Volume seven; Arrangements selected from Handel's Concerti Grossi, Op. 6, Nos. 7-12
    • Volume eight; Arrangements selected from Vivaldi's L'Estro Armonico Op. 3, Nos. 1-6
  • Shifrin, Ken; The Baroque Trombone In Sonata

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Alto Trombone Research Abstracts and Article Links

The following are abstracts from various individuals who have written articles, dissertations, or books on the alto trombone. For complete information or questions concerning a specific abstract please contact the author.

Questions or suggestions about the abstract page should be directed to Robert Kehle.


Abstracts or article links include:

. The Alto Trombone: Twentieth-century Performance Practices and Pedagogy in the United States by David Mathie.

. Playing French Horn Parts on Alto Trombone by Ryan R. Ringnalda

. The Alto Trombone in the Orchestra: 1800-2000 by Ken Shifrin

. Alto Trombone by Jay Friedman

. When is an Alto Trombone an Alto Trombone? When is a Bass Trombone a Bass Trombone? – The Makeup of the Trombone Section in the Eighteenth- and Early Nineteenth-Century Orchestra. By Howard Weiner

 


The Alto Trombone: Twentieth-century
Performance Practices and Pedagogy
in the United States

By David Gordon Mathie (email)

The purpose of this study was to examine the twentieth-century alto trombone performance practices and pedagogy in the United States. The document includes a study of the historical background of the alto trombone prior to the twentieth-century; an examination of the alto trombone in twentieth-century music, including orchestra, operatic, choral, solo and chamber music; an examination of the pedagogical materials such as etudes and studies available for the alto trombone; and a survey of the manner in which the alto trombone is presently being used, including equipment choices, instructional techniques, and performance trends.

To ascertain the present use of the alto trombone, the author employed a questionnaire polling 332 professional orchestral trombonists and college-level trombone teachers in the United States. The results of this questionnaire were summarized in five areas: 1) demographic information, 2) equipment uses, 3) pedagogical materials used, 4) orchestral use, and 5) general concerns. The subjects' responses indicated that there is a renewed interest in solo and orchestral alto trombone playing. New music, method books, and editions of older music are now being published; a variety of quality instruments is currently available; and a growing number of trombonists are learning to play the instrument. The survey results also formed the basis for a recommended two-semester course of study for the alto trombone at the college level.


PLAYING FRENCH HORN PARTS
ON ALTO TROMBONE

by Ryan R. Ringnalda

In the past decade or so the alto trombone has regained it stature as a useable and viable tool in the trombonists arsenal. Many symphonies are using it on period pieces, a good deal of new literature has been written for the instrument, many university and conservatories feature recitals using the alto, and it has found a home in the brass quintet!

I began using my alto for this purpose several years ago. Having friends who wanted to form a quintet and no interested horn players I decided to tackle the parts. At first I transposed the parts into alto clef and read them that way, but I soon learned that this would take a great deal of time and effort. Instead I realized that by reading mezzo soprano clef and adding one flat to the key signature that I could use the printed parts just fine.

Mezzo soprano clef puts tuning Bflat on the bottom space of the staff and adding the flat gives the transposition of a fifth. It takes some time to get use to but basically you are reading alto clef down a third.

Playing in various quintets over the past several years has given me a great opportunity to really learn the intonation of the instrument, vice setting in front of a tuner all the time. (Although I have done my share of this as well!!!) I haven't really rum into any "hornistic" things that I haven't been able to accomplish with good success and the sound in my opinion blends well with the trombone and trumpets.

In my opinion I think all trombonists who want to be giging, should employ as many usable talents as they can possibly employ and this is one that has gotten many jobs and a lot of practical experience with my alto. This article is just a very scant overview of this topic is anyone has questions or comments please contact me, I would love to hear from you.

Ryan R. Ringnalda
US Navy Band Jacksonville
Paragon Brass
brring@bellsouth.mail.Jax.com


The Alto Trombone in the Orchestra: 1800-2000

This is a must read for those interested in the historic use of alto in the orchestra!

Extracted from the published edition
(Originally PhD thesis, Oxford University, May 2000)

by Ken Shifrin, Former Principal Trombonist, City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra

http://www.britishtrombonesociety.org/resources/shifrin/contents.html

  • Part I
    Alto-Tenor-Bass Trombone Trio
  • Chapter 1
    From Beethoven to Schumann
  • Chapter 2
    Ascent of the Tenor Trombone
  • Part II
    Alto Trombone is Rarer Than it Was
  • Chapter 3
    Bruckner
  • Chapter 4
    Brahms
  • Chapter 5
    Dvorák
  • Coda
    Orchestral Alto Trombone in the 20th Century
  • Bibliography
  • Author Biography
  • Appendix 1  Benjamin Britten: The Burning Fiery Furnace
  • Appendix 2 Alto Trombone Technical Innovations: Gadgets, Gimmicks and Gizmos?
  • Appendix 3  Equipment survey
  • Music Examples


Alto trombone
Jay Friedman
Reflections - 12/08/2003
http://www.jayfriedman.net/reflections/20031208Alto_trombone.php


When is an Alto Trombone an Alto Trombone? When is a Bass Trombone a Bass Trombone? – The Makeup of the Trombone Section in the Eighteenth- and Early Nineteenth-Century Orchestra.
By Howard Weiner

Historic Brass Society Journal 17 (2005), pp. 37-79.
Abstract:

From an organographical point of view, the identification of an alto or a bass trombone does not normally pose a problem. From the performance practice point of view, however, the questions “When is an alto trombone an alto trombone?” and “When is a bass trombone a bass trombone?” are not as straightforward as they might seem, since the concepts of “alto trombone” and “bass trombone” varied, depending on the time and place. When our orchestras of period instruments perform works of the late eighteenth, early nineteenth centuries, works such as Mozart’s Requiem, Haydn’s Creation, or Beethoven’s Fifth Symphony, these questions are very rarely asked and the trombone section is inevitably made up of an alto in E-flat , a tenor in B-flat , and a “quart” trombone in E-flat or F. Although this ubiquitous “authentic” formation may be appropriate for some eighteenth-century works, it is undoubtedly anachronistic for much of the eighteenth- and early nineteenth-century repertoire and, in particular, for music of the Viennese Classical composers. Also included is an excursus on “The solo alto trombone” as well as an epilogue suggesting a revision of the history of the alto trombone.



The second edition of my book on alto trombone literature
is published by Warwick Music.

Alto Trombone book cover


Other sites of interest:

Robert Kehle This is my home page, if you really want to know something about me.

Online Trombone Journal This is a trombone journal and includes links, announcements, a directory of trombonists plus articles.

Douglas Yeo Home Page. He's the bass trombonist with the Boston Symphony Orchestra.

Trumpet Guild

Tuba Page

I've had very good luck in obtaining published alto music from Hickeys Music Center. You may contact them at: http://www.hickeys.com/index.htm