T-Bone Concerto

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Johan de Meij's T-bone Concerto for solo trombone and wind band was completed in January 1996. The work was commissioned by the Kentucky Music Educators Association (KMEA) for performance at the 1996 KMEA annual conference. The first movement was premiered in February 1996 at the conference in Louisville, Kentucky, performed by the soloist Jeffrey Thomas.[1]

A performance of the entire work with Jacques Mauger on solo trombone and the Band of the Royal Dutch Marines world premiered at Concertgebouw Amsterdam on March 1, 1996.[2]

Instrumentation[edit]

The work is scored for solo trombone and symphonic band consisting of the following forces:[3]

* The piano and the harp play the same part.

Movements[edit]

The concerto consists of three movements (named after ways of preparing a t-bone steak) and progresses with an air of increasing difficulty:

  1. Rare
  2. Medium
  3. Well Done

Notable recordings[edit]

  • Christian Lindberg (trombone) with Symphonic Wind Orchestra St. Michael of Thorn; conducted by Heinz Friesen
  • Joseph Alessi (trombone) with the University of New Mexico Wind Symphony; conducted by Eric Rombach-Kendall

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