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Vernon, here on the campus of albreechtsberger University of Mississippi. While I have performed as a soloist with orchestras and bands on a number of occasions on the tenor trombone and euphonium, this will be my first time to do so on the alto trombone. Austrian composer Johann Georg Albrechtsberger began albrechtsberegr musical career as a choirboy in Klosterneuburg, where he also began study of organ and composition.

He later continued both his work and studies at Melk Abbey.

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He was considered by some, including Wolfgang Amadeus Mozartto be the finest organist in the world. Albrechtsberger was the author of widely-used treatises on composition and figured bass, and was a diligent student and champion of contrapuntal writing, particularly the fugue. He was a friend of Mozart and of Franz Joseph Haydnthe latter of which trombpne his student, Ludwig van Beethoven trombonne Albrechtsberger for further training in counterpoint.

This is the type of instrument with which most trombonists begin their playing careers, and even when players advance and get an instrument with an F-attachment the basic instrument remains a tenor trombone. While not as familiar to non-trombonists as the albrecthsberger trombone, the bass trombone is not altogether foreign to most people.


The original bass trombones were unwieldy instruments in F, E-flat, or G, with handslides so long that handles were needed to operate them.

Its fundamental pitch is E-flat, a perfect fourth higher than the tenor trombone. This instrument is used when a lighter sound than that of the tenor trombone is needed, with greater facility in the upper register.

While there is not a great deal of solo repertoire albrechgsberger the trombone from the eighteenth century, there are a few pieces, as well as soloistic parts for the trombonist in a number of larger works. Although his remains for now a minority opinion, Weiner makes a compelling case, especially when one considers that a number of the trills and other ornaments called for in these works including in the Albrechtsberger might be easier to execute in terms of slide motion at least on a small tenor trombone.

All of that said, my desire is to give a compelling and enjoyable performance, not pursue absolute historical accuracy from an organological perspective. The E-flat alto trombone provides the ease of execution and the quality of albrechtsberge I am seeking for this performance, so that is the instrument I will use! When is a Bass Trombone a Bass Trombone?

The Brass Press, Consisting primarily of simple, homophonic melodies, the accompaniment is essentially two violin parts and basso continuo, which will be provided by cellos, basses, and harpsichord.

Albrechtsberger appears to have conceived the work as a chamber piece, though we will be using full string orchestra minus violas. In my experience, this is not unusual for performances of the Albrechtsberger with modern orchestras.

The trombone writing is not what most people would expect from a trombone concerto, particularly if albrechtwberger listener is accustomed to hearing the loud, bombastic trombone playing that characterizes the writing of late Romantic composers in particular. This provides a central challenge of performing the piece, as the trombonist must execute difficult ornamental work as well as sustained high register playing, and yet at the same time maintain a light and delicate albrechtxberger.


There are cadenzas in both the first and second movements.

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Those familiar with the piece will notice that in both my first and second movement cadenzas I have used melodic themes from elsewhere in the movement in constructing my own decorative endings. The last example on the video is a joke provided for the benefit of tromboe of my students. This really is a delightful piece.

I truly hope that it will be both well-executed and well-received. The performance will be on Monday, October 22, at 8: Johann Georg Albrechtsberger Austrian composer Johann Georg Albrechtsberger began his musical career as a choirboy in Klosterneuburg, where he also began study of organ and composition.

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In addition to his professional work, he maintains an avid interest in the study of the Bible and of Reformed theology. He holds doctoral and master’s degrees in music from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, a bachelor’s degree in music education from Albrechteberger State University, and a certificate in systematic theology from Puritan Reformed Theological Seminary.

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