Concertino No. 2 in B Flat, Opus 12 for Trombone and Piano
Ferdinand David (1810-1873)
The Concertino No. 2 in B Flat was recently discovered while surfing the internet. The version found stated that it was a concertino for viola and piano. However the piano reduction had the solo part written for bassoon. It was followed by a separate solo part for viola. However upon examination this proved to be and orchestral viola part and not a solo part at all. From this one could conclude that there must have been, and perhaps still exists, a score and parts for a full orchestral accompaniment.
Although not originally for trombone, this piece lends itself admirably to the lyrical and heroic nature of the trombone. It is challenging but well-suited to the instrument and a quality piece of music. The editor hopes that this piece will find its place as a mainstay in the literature for trombone.
Jeremy Niles Kempton, Long Island, NY, March 2012
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YouTube® performance by Robert Rønnes, Bassoon, the Stavanger Radio orchestra and Conductor Bjørn Woll from 1988.
Mr. Kempton has been music
director of over 50 productions
of musical theater and 3
operas in the New York City
area and is the founder and
conductor of the Island
Chamber Symphony. He
currently resides in Long
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