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Student plays trombone in recital in church

Music at Lunchtime: An Accomplished Trombone Recital

26th April 2023

This week’s Music at Lunchtime recital was given by Form 7 Music Scholar, Archie, who performed a selection of music for trombone and bass trombone, joined by Anne Bolt on piano.

Archie opened his programme with a core piece from the trombone repertoire, Ferdinand David’s Concertino, op. 4. David’s Concertino is a three-movement showcase of the strengths of the trombone; proud outer movements bookend a central soulful march. Archie proved himself more than equal to the work’s challenges, combining technical passages with sections of astonishing musical control.

Archie’s second piece was Roger Boutry’s Tubaroque, for bass trombone and piano. Tubaroque showed us a side to the bass trombone the audience don’t normally get to hear; the music was light and cheeky with unexpected changes of metre to keep us on our toes. Archie’s playing was full of energy, bringing to life Boutry’s quirky miniature.

Congratulations to Archie for an accomplished performance of two challenging pieces from the repertoire for trombone and bass trombone! The recording and programme from the recital can be found here. Next week’s recital is given by Form 7 soprano, Poppy, who will be singing musical theatre songs from Bridges of Madison County and Cinderella.

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