O'Neil - Machinery, Four Pieces for 6-part Trombone Ensemble and Percussion
Format: Sheet music
Publisher: Cherry Classics Music (2016)
Format: PDF / Kindle / ePub
Size: 6.7 MB
Downloadable formats: PDF
Stuart O'Neil has written a new work entitled "Machinery" in 4 movements for 6-part Trombone ensemble and Percussion. Below is the composer's explanation of his exciting and dramatic work. "The four pieces in this collection are written for 6-part trombone ensemble and accompanying percussion; they may be performed together or individually. Each piece is a study in the trombone's distinct glissando capability and should be approached in a relatively aggressive, but not overly serious, manner: concert music, but with considerable jazz-rock influence, especially in regards to rhythm and dynamics. The pieces are similar, but each has its own character." 1. Machine is a well-oiled, highly-functioning machine, with all parts efficiently working together. 2. Rush Hour is a hectic, busy traffic scene, but somewhat cartoon-like. 3. Suspension Bridge is strong metal under extreme stress, straining but not breaking. 4. Assembly Line is a factory conveyor belt: loud, busy, with lots of heavy machinery. This 10 minute work is appropriate for advanced performers.