One of the best ways to help yourself improve on the trombone is to listen to trombone music recorded by the greatest trombone performers available. By listening to professional recordings of trombone music you can begin to understand what your ideal tone should sound like. This list of free trombone music recordings has been developed through research of the most popular pieces from dozens of trombone music listening lists. The music list below also includes recordings of many highly recommended performances as well as links to the various trombone artist's homepages and biographies.
Free music often comes at a price. In this case the price is that all of these recordings are linked to the Napster web site. Napster recently made its entire library available to listen to for free with a few restrictions:
This list is provided as an easy to access reference for the music listed below*. This is not an endorsement of the Napster service.
Classical Trombone Music Listening Suggestions
Ballade for Trombone and Piano by David Rubenstein as performed by Christian Lindberg, trombone (7:54)
Arrows of Time by Richard Peaslee for Trombone and Orchestra as performed by the Columbus State University Wind Ensemble.
Brass Ensemble Music Recordings featuring Trombones
Sonata for Trombone and Piano: Allegretto grazioso
Sonata for Trombone and Piano: Allegro Moderato Maestoso
Sonata for Trombone and Piano: Allegro moderato maestoso
Sonata for Trombone and Piano: Allegro pesante (Lied des Raufbolds)
Goldberg Variations, BWV 988 / Aria as performed by the Canadian Brass Quintet (2:09)
Jazz Trombone Music Listening Suggestions