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Trombone Quartets
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Handel, G./Perrier-Halleujah from Messiah (ENP-TQ972)

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Rating: Difficult. Ben Perrier has released this popular Christmas piece from his collection of often-performed arrangements. Set in the original key of D major, this arrangement is challenging but has interesting parts for all. A perfect addition to a concert or recital around the Christmas season, professional level trombone quartets will want to add this tune to their "occasion" list of repertoire.

Pachelbel/Perrier-Canon (ENP-TQ961)

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Rating: Difficult. This famous and popular piece needs no introduction. It has been transposed into B-flat concert to facilitate range but none of the melodic lines has been compromised. All the parts are fairly equal in terms of range and technical requirements and no one player is required to play just the repetitive ostinato.

Trad./Marlatt-All Things Bright And Beautiful (ENP-TQ2713)

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Rating: Medium.  This beautiful hymn has been arranged to feature several players in the trombone quartet. This arrangement opens with a short introduction then proceeds through several verses. Each verse is scored differently for interest with the melody wandering throughout the ensemble.

Trad./Marlatt-Mexican Hat Dance (ENP-TQ2714)

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Rating: Medium-Difficult.  The famous Mexican Hat Dance is a traditional melody that has been used extensively in movie scores. This arrangement has used several creative compositional devices to make it more rhythmically and melodically interesting. The use of 3/4 interspersed occasionally throughout the piece breaks up the 6/8 feel.

Trad./Marlatt-Sometimes I Feel Like AA Motherless Child (ENP-TQ2715)

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Rating: Medium-Difficult.  Spirituals have found their way into the standard repertoire of vocalists and instrumentalists. The lyrical tunes combined with the powerful message they tell affect us all. This arrangement is mainly a Trombone 1 feature but all parts are interesting and the jazz harmonies add a really great colour to this famous tune.

Trad./Marlatt-Turkey In The Straw (ENP-TQ2716)

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Rating: Medium-Difficult.  Turkey in the Straw is true hoe-down music and should be played with the energy of the square dancers. The syncopated rhythms combined with the short crisp articulations makes this a fun tune for both listener and performer.  In this spirit of fun, a solo has been given to the Bass Trombone through the middle section. 

Various/Coakley-Chorales for Trombones Volume 1 (ENP-TQ2010)

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Rating: Easy-Medium.  The sound of a trombone quartet closely resembles the sound and scope of an all-male choir. As a result it seems only natural for arrangers to look to the choral repertoire to create sets of short chorales as warmups or concert pieces. This collection takes some famous chorales from Luther, Praetorius and others and puts them together to form a practical and useful suite that is approachable by young musicians.

Various/Marlatt-The Sounds of Christmas Vol.1 (ENP-TQ2012)

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Rating: Easy-Medium.  This volume is written for 4 trombones but, is interchangable with any others in the series. The 10 pieces featured in the set are: Angels We Have Heard, Carol of the Bells, O Little Town of Bethlehem, We Three Kings, O Holy Night, Joy to the World, Silent Night, Pat-a-Pan, It Came Upon a Midnight Clear and We Wish You a Merry Christmas.

Various/Marlatt-Three Renaissance Madrigals (ENP-TQ2011)

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Rating: Easy-Medium. The Silver Swan, My Heart to Thee Now Makes its Plea and Now is the Month of Maying make up this set of famous madrigals for 4 trombones. There are two slower melodies and one fast one to add variety to this suite.  Each piece could be played by itself or all three could be played together as a set. This arrangement is part of an interchangeable set that can combine any number of instruments.

Various/Sweete-Quartets for Trombones Vol. 1 (ENP-TQ976)

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Rating: Difficult.  Following along the similar line as the Trios for Trombones, Don Sweete has arranged five Renaissance and early Baroque pieces for tombone quartet. The first part is fairly high (often around high B's) and all parts are interesting to play.  This collection is perfect for concerts, recitals or simply getting together with three other players and practicing quartets.

Various/Sweete-Three Canzonas (ENP-TQ988)

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Rating: Difficult. The canzona is a form popularized by the great Giovanni Gabrieli. The contributors to the popularity of this form were not limited to this one composer. These three interesting and varied canzonas were composed by Bonelli, Rognone-Taegio and Andrea Gabrieli.

Victoria, T./Sweete-Tenebrae Factae Sunt (ENP-TQ999)

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Rating: Medium. Victotia, and others in this time period were writing a substantial amount of sacred choral music. This selection is a beautiful example of this type of music, arranged here for 4 trombones. None of the parts is too difficult either in range or technical difficulty. This is an excellent choice to develope a singing style and phrasing.

Trad./Lopez-Come, Thou Fount (JM-BC4220)

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Rating: Medium Difficult. Part included for horn on part 1.

Kirkpatrick/Murray/Fox-Cradle Song (Away in a Manger) (JM-BC4210) with Keyboard

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Rating: Medium Easy. Horn part included to replace Part 1 bass clef. Also includes keyboard part.

Welsh/Bryson-Immortal, Invisible, God Only Wise (JM-BC4100)

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Rating: Medium Difficult. Horn part included for Part 1.

Darwall/Harper/Jantz-Rejoice, the Lord Is King (JM-BC4170)

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Rating: Medium Difficult. Horn part included for Part 1.

Trad./Shevy-I Sing the Mighty Power of God (JM-BC4250)

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Rating: Medium Difficult. Horn part included for Part 1.