Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Trombone Literature for All-State

I got an email about the CT All-State auditions where they list possible repertoire.  I have been an All-State trombone judge (jazz and wind) for about the last 15 years.  I see definitely see the consequences of choosing the wrong repertoire.

So the list for trombone included Schumann's Piece for Euphonium.  Huh?

Yes, this was on the list before.  I judged it.  It was horrible.  You can't play this piece without a trigger.  I am sure it was put on by a euphonium player.  When I judged it I pleaded with everyone to take it out of the rotation.

I've sent in my suggestion for a replacement (Jacob: Mvt 1).  I'm really hoping they change it.