I find great importance in commissioning and performing new music for trombone. I have had the opportunity to work with wonderful composers, and I urge you to visit their websites and listen to their work.
Jose F. Hernandez (b. 1997) - Reflect (10:00) - Premier set for September 2017 at East Carolina University.
Instrumentation: Trombone & Piano
"A two movement work with a piano interlude that pays homage to old romantic and impressionist ideas.
Sheila Silver (b. 1946) - Down by the River (5:00) - Premiered May 2016 at Carnegie Hall
Instrumentation: Trombone Quartet
One movement trombone quartet piece based on Raga Shree (from Hindustani Classical Music). The trombone slide is used to evoke this tradition.
Aiden Hartery (b. 1988) - Dual Posaune, for solo trombonist with a dual persona (12:00) - Premiered November 2013
Instrumentation: Solo Trombone
A wickedly theatrical piece for solo trombone that plays on the inner struggle of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde.
Listen to recording - https://soundcloud.com/aiden-hartery/dual-posaune-for-a-solo
Bekah Simms (b. 1990) - Fill Your Hands With Work and Lovers - Premier set for January 2016†
Instrumentation: Trombone, Bb Trumpet and Prepared Piano
A wonderful two movement work that explores the many types of sounds possible with the ensemble.
Colin Taylor (b. 1991) - Fragmenting Sky - Premiered July 2013
Instrumentation: Piano, Percussion, and Trombone
Commissioned by the Talahm an Eisc Trio for their summer 2013 recital in St. John's Newfoundland.
Sam S Suggs (b. 1990) - Annie Laurie - Arthur Pryor (5:30) - Premiered April 2014
Instrumentation: Trombone Sextet (Solo Tenor, 3 Tenors, 2 Basses)
An exciting and fun arrangement of the classic show tune, Annie Laurie. Sextet is organized into two trios. Arranged for the Yale Trombone Studio 2014/2015.
Listen to a recording - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5oob0ZMqebI
Sam S Suggs (b. 1990) - At the River - Aaron Copland (3:30) - Premiered April 2015
Instrumentation: Trombone Choir (6 Tenors, 2 Basses)
A beautiful rendition of the classic American hymn commissioned for the Florida State Trombone Choir. Performed in Spring, 2015.
Listen to a recording - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oiu3tg04EFY