Violent Shadows for Bass Trombone

Instrumentation: Solo Bass Trombone and Trombone Quintet/Piano

Duration: 8’00”

Purchase – Bass Trombone Part and Piano Accompaniment

Purchase – Bass Trombone Part and Trombone Quintet Score and Parts

Purchase – Trombone Quintet Score and Parts ONLY (No solo part)

Information about the Bass Trombone and Wind Ensemble Consortium

Program Note:

Violent Shadows was written for AJ Muusse in 2017. Inspired by progressive rock (specifically Thank You Scientist​), this piece showcases the different characters of the bass trombone – from the loud and aggressive side that we all know and love to the more pure and lyrical side. The solo and accompaniment parts primarily work in opposition to one another both rhythmically and harmonically until they learn to work together in the recap of the chorale section near the end.