Episode #2788

New Music For Trombones

« previous episode | next episode »

Monday, June 01, 2009

According to Daniel Goode, "there is a very special modernist tradition of writing for multiples of a single instrument." To be sure, Goode, the composer-performer member of Gamelan Son of Lion, has taken this idea and expanded on it, writing for a "flexible orchestra" made of multiple trombones AND contrasting timbres of other, smaller, differing groupings. We'll hear his work, "Annbling," on this edition of New Sounds. We'll also listen to the "Mass for Massed Trombones" (77 of them!) by Wendy Mae Chambers, along with works by Steven Peters and Stuart Dempster, among others.

PROGRAM #2788, New Music for Trombone(s) (First aired on Friday, 4-11-08)





Idjah Hadidjah


Tonggeret, excerpt [1:30]

Nonesuch #79173 www.nonesuch.com*

Daniel Goode & The Flexible Orchestra

Live, 10/07, private tape

Annbling, excerpt [10:30]

Not commercially available. See www.soundart.org for info.

Wendy Mae Chambers

A Mass for Mass Trombones

Sanctus [8:00]

Centaur #2263 www.centaurrecords.com OR info at www.wendymae.com

Steve Peters

The Webster Cycles

The Webster Cycles, excerpt [10:00]

Cold Blue #0026 www.coldbluemusic.com*

Stuart Dempster

In The Great Abbey of Clement VI

Standing Waves, excerpt [7:00]

New Albion #013 www.newalbion.com*

Wendy Mae Chambers

A Mass for Mass Trombones

Introit [9:00]

See above.

Leave a Comment

Email addresses are required but never displayed.

Get the WNYC Morning Brief in your inbox.
We'll send you our top 5 stories every day, plus breaking news and weather.