This work was specially written for the musical talent of Dr. Jim Chilton from Toronto, Ontario. There are three movements and each highlights a specific range and expressive melodic capability of the trombone. These melodies are supported, and sometimes challenged, by a complex piano accompaniment. The trombone and piano roles are carefully intertwined while the chromatic accompaniment brings out the subtle harmonic nuances of the trombone melody.
The score is available for rental or purchase from the Canadian Music Centre (416) 961-6601 or visit http://www.musiccentre.ca.
Instrumentation: Tenor Trombone and Piano
Duration: Excursion I - 2 minutes
Excursion II - 2 minutes
Excursion III - 1.5 minutes