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Down by the riverside- Fanfare - TRADITIONNEL

Down by the riverside




Concerto pour 2 Trombones - Trombones et Orchestre d'Harmonie - PIZON P.

Concerto for 2 Trombones (Trombones and Concert Band)

Pierre Pizon

Trombones et Orchestre d'Harmonie


Concerto pour 2 Trombones - Trombones et Orchestre à Cordes - PIZON P.

Concerto for 2 Trombones (Trombones and String Orchestra)

Pierre Pizon

Trombones et Orchestre à Cordes


On écrit sur les murs - Trio de Trombone - MUSUMARRA R.

On écrit sur les murs (Trombone Trio)

Romano Musumarra

Trio de Trombones


Aladdin (Je suis ton meilleur Ami) - Quintette de Cuivres - MENKEN A.

Aladdin (Friend Like Me)

Alan Menken

Quintette de Cuivres


Le Bossu de Notre Dame - Quintette de Cuivres - MENKEN A.

The Hunchback of Notre Dame

Alan Menken

Quintette de Cuivres


It's a small world - Fanfare - SHERMAN

It's a small world

Robert B. Richard M. Sherman



The Muppet Show - Quintette de Cuivres - HENSON J.

The Muppet Show (Brass Quintet)

Jim Henson

Quintette de Cuivres


Il en faut peu pour etre heureux - Fanfare - GILKYNSON T.

The Bare Necessities

Terry Gilkyson



Les copains d'abord - Duo de Trombones - BRASSENS G.

Les copains d'abord (Trombone Duet)

Georges Brassens

Duo de Trombones


"Trombone" comes from the Italian word tromba (trumpet) plus the suffix -one (large). It literally means "big trumpet".

During the Renaissance, the trombone was called "sacqueboute", from old French "sacquer" and "bouter" which means "to pull" and "push".

The German "Posaune", long before the invention of the "coulisse", could refer to a natural trumpet from the early 15th century.

Eventually, cities and noble courts sponsored trombone ensembles. By far the most famous and influential served the Duke of Burgundy. The main role of the trombone was to play the role of countertenor in a dance orchestra. The sackbut was widely used throughout Europe, from its appearance in the 15th century and then declining in most places in the mid to late 17th century. It was used at open-air events, in concerts and in liturgical settings. In addition to trumpeters, trombonists in German city-states were sometimes even employed as civil servants. As officials, these trombonists were often relegated as guards in the city towers, but they also announced the arrival of important personalities. Their role resembled that of a military bugler and was used as a sign of wealth and strength in 16th-century German cities.

When the sackbut returned to common use in England in the 18th century, Italian music was so influential that the instrument became known as the "trombone", although in some countries the same name has been used throughout its history, namely the Italian trombone and the German Posaune. The seventeenth-century trombone was built in slightly smaller dimensions than modern trombones, and had a more conical and less flared bell.

At the end of the Baroque, Johann Sebastian Bach and George Friderich Handel used trombones a few times. Bach used it in some of his cantatas, having even written for four trombones (with the very rare soprano trombone playing the cantus firmus, which would normally be played on the cornet).Handel used it in the Death March of Saul, Samson and Israel in Egypt, all of which were examples of a new style of oratorio, popular at the beginning of the 18th century. Separate score notations are rare. Handel, for example, had to import trombones from a royal court in Hanover, Germany, to England to perform one of his greatest compositions. As a result, trombone scores were rarely given "solo" roles that could not be substituted by other instruments.

The construction of the trombone changed relatively little between the Baroque and Classical periods, the slightly more flared bell being the most obvious feature.

The first use of the trombone as an independent instrument in a symphony was the Symphony in Eb (1807) by the Swedish composer Joachim Nicolas Eggert. However, Ludwig van Beethoven, who used it in the last movement of his Symphony No. 5 in C minor (1808), was the composer who used it most often in the symphony orchestra. Beethoven also used trombones in his Symphony No. 6 in F major ("Pastoral") and in his Symphony No. 9 ("Choral").

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