Greetings, fellow trombonists! Below are some recordings especially for students who are planning to audition for All-District Band here in Central NC on January 7th.
When making these recordings, I focused mainly on bringing out the style, mood, and feeling of each piece. The idea was to interpret these not as “those solos everyone has to play at District”, but as beautiful works of art. I encourage you to spend a great deal of time in your practice working on your own artistry…it’ll make you stand out from the competition!
In case you’d like to use these tempos, the Spanish Dance is at about 117bpm (with the dotted-quarter getting the beat), the Andante is at 68bpm, and the Allegro is at 116bpm, until the Brillante when it pushes up to 120. Have fun, and I’ll have some tips videos up soon.
Spanish Dance II by Leroy Ostransky
Andante by Guy Ropartz
Allegro by Guy Ropartz