JOHN MACKEY TROMBONE CONCERTO PDF

John Mackey for trombone with orchestral winds, brass, and percussion ” Harvest: Concerto for Trombone” is based on the myths and mystery rituals of the . John Mackey (b. ) once famously compared the band and the orchestra to the kind of person a composer might be attracted to at a party. Mackey: Harvest – Concerto for Trombone – EP Joseph Alessi, The West John Mackey’s music is some of the most alive and spirited music I’ve ever heard.

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Whether spinning the long, winding melodic lines of the slow movement, the fast slides and groans of the ecstatic rituals or ckncerto pyrotechnical tour de force of the final section, Alessi showed himself an absolute master of the instrument.

Concerto for Trombone for solo trombone and orchestra without strings Click to buy: The first section begins with a slow introduction, heavy on ritualistic percussion, representing the summoning of Dionysus’s worshippers to the ceremony. Their fervor overcomes them, and they tear their god to shreds in an act of ritual madness. Vibraphone, Marimba mackeey with Perc.

Harvest – Concerto for Trombone

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This brutal sacrifice by the ecstatic worshippers — the pruning of the vine — is followed without pause by the second section, representing Dionysus in the stillness of death, or winter. Their fervor overcomes them, and they tear their god to shreds in an act of ritual madness. Glockenspiel, Sandblocks, Marimba, Vibraphone shared with Perc.

Harvest: Concerto for Trombone by John Mackey

But when Dionysus transitions to a gentler tone, his frenzied worshippers do not follow. The god is distant, the music like a prayer. The music is absolute — there is no program or storyline apart from the inherent drama of the soloist dancing around and often above! In Bryant added mcakey more movements as a commission from a consortium of music schools, including UM Frost.

You can also read about the piece at the Wind Repertory Project. Concerto for Trombone” is based on the myths and mystery rituals of the Greek god Dionysus.

The first fortissimo roar of the full ensemble and antiphonal forces perks up the ears. The concerto’s movements attempt to represent this dual nature and the cycle of suffering and return. Joseph Alessi Premiered February 19th, The concerto is set in three connected sections, totaling approximately 18 minutes.

Trumpet Concerto Drum Music: The dense figurations of two flutes with tinkling harp dot the second movement. The earth is reborn as Dionysus rises again, bringing the ecstasy and liberation that have been celebrated in his name for centuries. Mackey provides his own program notes:.

This brutal sacrifice by the ecstatic worshippers — the pruning of the vine — is followed without pause by the second section, representing Dionysus in the stillness of death, or conncerto.

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The earth is reborn as Dionysus rises again, bringing the ecstasy and liberation that have been celebrated in his name for centuries. Leave a Reply Cancel reply Your email address will not be published.

A tireless advocate for contemporary wind ensemble scores, Gary Green conducted with hard-driving vigor, drawing incisive, unbridled playing from the ensemble. Notify me of follow-up comments by email.

Despite my original intention, the full, uninterrupted melody never makes an appearance in the piece. The gloomy heaviness of the following segment is considerably less appealing and the pealing brass chorales and full-throttle percussion of the conclusion sound like innumerable other contemporary fanfares.

With this attitude and his prodigious talent, John Mackey has become a superstar composer among band directors.

After initial, barely audible rumblings, the trombone emerges with wild, strident motifs against the raucous ensemble in a festive celebration only to conclude with a descending solo slide as one life cycle ends. His compositional style is fresh and original.

In three connected sections, the eighteen-minute concerto jhon a cycloramic feast of shifting moods and instrumental hues.

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