Josef Rheinberger was a prolific composer , emimant teacher and was one of the last of the European composers who had employment as a “court musician”.
Originally published as a six part choral setting in 1873, the text from Abendlied (Evening Song) is taken from Luke 24:29
Bide with us, for evening shadows darken,
and the day will soon be over.
Bradley Palmer has transcribed this heavenly work of 3 minutes in length for six Trombones, bringing out the beautiful spiritual nature of the music.
For intermediate performers. Some parts are in Tenor clef.
The beautiful performance on the mp3 sample is the combined Trombone choir of the faculty and participants of the 2010 Southeast Trombone Symposium, conducted by the arranger, Dr. Bradley Palmer.
An avid soloist, Dr. Palmer can be heard on the Summit label performing Richard Peaslee's
"Arrows of Time" with the CSU Wind Ensemble. Dr. Palmer has been a featured soloist with a
number of groups, and has performed at four International Trombone Festivals. As an S.E.
Shires Performing Artist, Dr. Palmer performs regularly with a number of orchestras in the
region and has held the principal trombone chair with the LaGrange Symphony since 2003. He is
a member of the Columbus Brass, the faculty brass quintet at the Schwob School of Music. He is
also the host and a faculty member of the Southeast Trombone Symposium in the summers.
At Columbus State University, Dr. Palmer is the coordinator for brass studies, and he teaches
trombone, coaches chamber music and teaches a music technology course. His former students
include national and international solo competition winners, college, high school, middle school
and elementary school teachers, music ministers and a number of others performing
As a recording engineer and producer, Dr. Palmer has recorded some of today's leading players
from the Chicago Symphony, Houston Symphony, New York Metropolitan Opera, New York
Philharmonic and Atlanta Symphony in Columbus State University's Legacy Hall. In addition, Dr.
Palmer serves as the International Trombone Festival Recording Coordinator.