You and I know that Hindemith’s Sonata has become one of the most important pieces written for our instrument, and takes its place among the big concertos as one of the most beloved and popular compositions in our repertoire. Chris Houlding wrote that the echoes of war are very present in the four movement Sonata for Trombone and Piano composed in 1941, providing the trombonist with a great opportunity to extol the instrument’s noble strength and unique tonal qualities. I cannot help but agree. This stentorian work has long occupied a central place in the solo repertory and has also been a favourite choice for examination boards and juries in assessing qualities of tone, sustaining power and endurance. The development of a strong and reliable tone throughout the range is, therefore, crucial to the successful execution of this piece and should form the basis of any prospective performer’s preparation.
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