This past March I presented a recital of music for trombone, euphonium, and tuba with piano by Scandinavian composers. Entitled “Due North,” the program highlights some lovely music by composers that are perhaps “off the beaten path” a bit, yet from a part of the world that has produced some very fine low brass music over the years. This was the first complete solo program I had performed since 2019, as pandemic restrictions prevented my doing so for over two years. The program went relatively well and was well-received, the only disappointment being that I did not receive the recordings until this week! I’m happy to share this live performance, “warts and all,” with readers of The Reforming Trombonist.
Trygve Madsen (b. 1940): Euphonium Concertino, op. 123
Vagn Holmboe (1909-1996): Trombone Sonata, op. 172a
Axel Jørgensen (1881-1947): Romance, op. 21
Arild Plau (1920-2005): Tuba Concerto