Todd Goodman’s Trombone Concerto was written in 2010 for Kevin McManus and named winner of the 2011-12 British Trombone Society Concerto Composition Competition. The work, in three movements, explores the wide range and the many beautiful aspects of the trombone timbre. The trombone, whose ancestor was the first instrument to be allowed to perform in the Mass of the early Church, has such a remarkable singing quality that it became Goodman’s intent for this work to be an aria for the instrument. To contrast that, however, it was also the brass family that often led armies into battle, due to their fierce and noble sound and powerful quality, so it was also Goodman’s intent to showcase the trombone’s power, but also its tenderness and warmth.
Solo Parts Included: Trombone