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.
Fair warning: Many of the links below link over to MP3 pages at Amazon. Whenever possible if I can find a link to a free version of the recording I have included it, but sadly my old links to the free versions have all but disappeared.
Classical Trombone Music Listening Suggestions
Christian Lindberg is the most well known trombonist in the world today. Be sure to visit Lindberg's personal homepage as well as listen to these noted performances:
BLUE BELLS OF SCOTLAND
Blue Bells of Scotland by Arthur Pryor as performed by Christian Lindberg, trombone (5:33)
Here is a link to the PDF version of the trombone part for Blue Bells of Scotland (piano part is here as well)
Or watch this video of Joseph Alessi performing Blue Bells of Scotland at a concert in 2011
BALLADE FOR TROMBONE AND PIANO
Ballade for Trombone and Piano by David Rubenstein as performed by Christian Lindberg, trombone (7:54)
Morceau Symphonique by Alexandre Guilmant as performed by Christian Lindberg, trombone
You can download a PDF copy of the full score of Morceau Symphonique from the IMSLP website.
Or watch the video below of Morceau Symphonique as performed by A. Nyankin
Brass Ensemble Music Recordings featuring Trombones
THE HINDEMITH TROMBONE SONATA
The Hindemith Trombone Sonata as well as several other selections as performed by Christian Lindberg and others are available on a CD of Paul Hindemith's collected chamber music
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
View a video of Alexander Nyankin performing the Hindemith Trombone Sonata (mvt. 1-2) below:
Jazz Trombone Music Listening Suggestions
Please note that the selections below are free if you have Amazon Prime. Otherwise you can listen to samples from them or buy them for 99 cents each.
But Not For Me as performed by jazz trombonist Urbie Green
Blue Trombone as performed by jazz trombonist J.J. Johnson
Or listen to a video recording by Johnson below:
A Moment's Notice by jazz trombonist Slide Hampton
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