Best known through his several compositions for solo winds and orchestra, Joseph Edouard Barat studied music in Paris with Paul Vidal and Emile Pessard. His affinity for wind music was partially influenced through his work as a bandmaster with the French Army.
Andante et Allegro for Trombone and Piano (Orchestra) was composed for the annual trombone competition at the National Conservatory in Paris in 1935, and dedicated to Professor Henri Couillaud. The beautifully lyrical Andante provides wonderfully expressive phrasing opportunities while challenging the trombonist with quick and agile yet soft and legato figures. The contrasting Allegro gives vent to the brilliant, virtuosic possibilities of the instrument.
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