Alto Trombone Literature:
Methods and Solos

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Original Alto Trombone Methods
and Orchestral Excerpts

  • Aharoni, Eliezer; * Alto Trombone Method: This was never to be completed due to copyright problems.
  • Anderson, Stephen C.; A Complete Method for Eb Alto Trombone Vol 1- 2
  • Borodgni, Marco; Etudes. Cherry Classics Music is said to be working on this.
  • Darmiento, Frank T.; Alto Trombone Etudes
  • Harvey, Roger; BrassWorkBook for Alto Trombone
  • Jaeckle, Franklin A; A Comprehensive Performance Project in Trombone Literature with an Essay consisting of a Method Book for the E-flat Alto Trombone.
  • Kent-Davies, Mike; Alto Tormobne Guide
  • Mullen, Bob; 32 Etudes for Alto Trombone
  • Naulais Jérôme; 32 Etudes variees Sur la Virtuosite. Le Style et Le rhythm
  • Parow, Karsten; Initiation Complete Au Trombone Alto
  • Shifrin, Ken; Orchestral Excerpt Series
  • Slokar, Branimer; Methode Complete De Trombone Alto, Schule Vol. 1
  • Sluchin, Benny; Study Material for Alto Trombone. Volumes 1, 2, 3, and 4
  • Sluchin, Benny; Alto Trombone Excerpts. (not yet released)
  • Svanberg, Carsten; Alto Trombone Method: In Progress
  • Wendt, Tobias 1.exercises for Alto-Trombone
  • Wendt, Tobias 2.exercises for Alto-Trombone
  • Winkler, Klaus; Schule For Altposaunen In F Oder Eb

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Other Pedagogical Method Books

These are books, which either state portions of the material are intended for or usable on alto or contain large sections in alto clef.
  • Blazhevich, Vladislav, edited by Kharlamov & Deryugin; School for Trombone in Clefs, original edition. This includes the Alto Studies.
  • Braun, André; Gamme et Méthode pour les Trombonnes alto, Tenor et Basse (contains very little alto material and not worth pursuing). 18th century.
  • Concone, Giuseppe arr. Daum, Norbert; Concone Studies for Alto Tormbone Books 1 and 2
  • Cornette; Method du trombone alto, ténor et basse, 19th century. (All alto studies are included in Benny Sluchin's book Vol. 1)
  • Edwards, Brad; Introductory Studies in Tenor & Alto Clef for Trombone "Before Blazhevich"
  • Ellenrieder, M.: Unterricht für bass-tenor un Alt-Posaune. Same as Braun above.
  • Fink, Reginald H.; Introducing the Alto Clef. Perhaps better suited for tenor work in alto clef.
  • Gebauer, François; 50 Lecons our la Trombone Basse, Alto & Tenor. 18th Century.
  • Jørgensen, Axel; 24 Improvisations. Out of print.
  • Kahila, Kakuko; Advanced Studies
  • Maxted, George; 20 Studies
  • Miller, Robert; School for Trombone Book III (contains very little alto material and not worth pursuing)
  • Nemetz, Andr.; Neuestel Posaun Schule (contains very little alto material and not worth pursuing). 19th Century.
  • Reift, Marc; School of Rhythm (Rhythm studies with no pitch indicated)
  • Seidel, Edward; Practical School for the Slide Trombone Part 2 (contains very little alto material and not worth pursuing)
  • Shifrin, Ken; The Orchestral Excerpt Series for the Orchestral 'Doubler'. The Professional's handbook of Orchestral excerpts, Alto trombone
  • Sluchin, Benny; Alto trombone excerpts. Not yet available.
  • Uber, David ; First Studies
  • Uber, David ; Melodic Concepts II
  • Uber, David ; Symphonic Studies in Alto Clef
  • Uber, David ; 21 Etudes (contains very little alto usable material)

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Available Original Alto Solos
Written Before 1900

  • Albrechtsberger, Johann Georg; Concerto (Music Rinata)
  • Albrechtsberger, Johann Georg; Concerto (Marc Reift)
  • Albrechtsberger, Johann Georg; Concerto (Peters, Frankfurt) Seems to be a licensed edition of the Reift publication.
  • Albrechtsberger, Johann Georg; Concerto (Tarrodi)
  • Anonymous (Wagner Editor); Sonata (Fredrick)
  • Anonymous (Weiner Editor); Sonata Trombone and Basso (Ensemble)
  • Anonymous St. Thomas Sonata (Virgo Music Publishers); This is the same as the two above.
  • Cesare, Giovanni Marino; La Hieronyma (Musikverlag Max Heibrer, Munich) [There is some question about this being for alto]
  • Cesare, Giovanni Marino; La Hieronyma (Robert King) [There is some question about this being for alto]
  • Cesare, Giovanni Marino; La Hieronyma (M. Hieber, Munich) [There is some question about this being for alto]
  • Cesare, Giovanni Marino; La Hieronyma (Marc Reift) [There is some question about this being for alto]
  • Haydn, Johann Michael; Andantino (Les Editions Doberman-Yappan)
  • Haydn, Johann Michael; Concerto (Modern Editons)
  • Haydn, Johann Michael; Concerto (Tarrodi)
  • Haydn, Johann Michael; Concerto (Rosin edition)
  • Haydn, Johann Michael; Concerto (McNaughtan)
  • Haydn, Johann Michael; Divertimento In D
  • Haydn, Johann Michael; Larghetto (Modern Editions)
  • Haydn, Johann Michael; Larghetto (Doblinger)
  • Mozart, Leopold; Concertino (Marc Reift) see Concerto
  • Mozart, Leopold; Concerto (Karlin Music). Also a version for string quartet
  • Mozart, Leopold; Concerto (Ludwig)
  • Mozart, Leopold; Concerto (Tarrodi)
  • Mozart, Leopold; Concerto (Rosehill). This has been transposed and is not suitable for alto.
  • Mozart, Leopold; Concerto (Les editions Doberman-Yappan)
  • Mozart, Leopold; Concerto (Eulenberg) See Serenata
  • Mozart, Leopold; Serenata In D (Eulenberg)
  • Wagenseil, Georg C ; Trombone Concerto (Cherry Classics). Includes the orchestral parts
  • Wagenseil, Georg C ; Trombone Concerto (Boosey & Hawkes) This is for tenor trombone.
  • Wagenseil, Georg C.; Concerto (Marc Reift)
  • Wagenseil, Georg C.; Konzert (Willy Muller)
  • Wagenseil, Georg C.; Posaunenconzert (Universal)

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Original Alto Solos Written After 1900

  • Alvares, Eduardo; Estórias * +
  • Andresen, Mogens; Chaconne for Alto Trombone or Horn and Brass Band
  • Angerer, Paul; Luctus Et Gaudium
  • Appert, Donald; Canticle for Alto Trombone and Piano DAppert@clark.edu
  • Appert, Donald; Maskil DAppert@clark.edu
  • Ayers, Richard; Number Twenty-Four
  • Bartek, Mojmir ; + Silhouettes
  • Belmont, Jean; Elegy
  • Benson, Mark; Encounter for Alto Trombone And Percussion or Electronic Sounds
  • Bjelinski, Brukna; Simfonijeta Za Alt-Trombon I Guidace
  • Bolter, Norman; Sky Dreams
  • Bolter, Norman; Trees from Of Mountains, Lakes and Trees
  • Breimo, Bjorn; Postlude For Alto Trombone & Organ / for information
  • Brening, Arnold; Concert Fantasie Op. 115 for Alto Trombone and Piano
  • Bresgen, Cesar; Konzert für Altposaune und Orchester
  • Corcoran, Gary; Aegean Dance
  • Cossaboom, Sterling; Statement And Transformations for Alto Trombone and Piano
  • Daetwyler, Jean; Chanson de Troubadour pour Trombone et harp
  • Daetwyler, Jean; Dialogue Concertant pour Trombone et Harp
  • Daetwyler, Jean; Double Concerto for alto trombone and harp
  • Daetwyler, Jean; Orphée et Eurydice, Poéme pour Trombone and Harp
  • Daetwyler, Jean; Largo and Scherzo pour Trombone Alto Solo
  • Daetwyler, Jean; Reverie du soir for Alto Trombone and Harp
  • Daetwyler, Jean; Serenade Au Clair De Lune
  • Darmiento, Frank T.; Concerto for Alto Trombone. Available in piano reduction or for orchestra
  • Eötvös, Péter; As I Crossed a Bridge of Dreams
  • Ewazen, Eric; Palmetto Suite
  • Fievé, Peter; Koncert for altbasun og strygere, op. 42
  • Forsyth, Michael; Diversion
  • Fritze, Greg; Greg is said to be working on a piece for alto trombone.
  • Genzmer, Harold; Sonata - This work is not for alto, but has been listed as such in some publications.
  • George, Thom; Sonata For Alto Trombone and Piano
  • Gilfedder, John; Triptych for the Trinity: for solo trombone
  • Gipps, Dr. Ruth; Sonata for Alto Trombone and Piano Opus 80
  • Gladwin, Wally; Four Solo Studies for Solo Trombone and 9 Trombones Ensemble
  • Glauser, Max; Trilogy
  • Gross, Eric; Aria egross@talent.com.au
  • Gross, Eric; Cadenza XI egross@talent.com.au
  • Gross, Eric; Concerto see 3 movements egross@talent.com.au
  • Gross, Eric; Three Pieces Op. 210 egross@talent.com.au
  • Gross, Eric; Three Movements Op. 236A egross@talent.com.au
  • Günes, Betin; The Trombonite (1995)
  • Hartley, Walter; Fantasia On Vermont Tunes (1993)
  • Haug, Halvor; Essay for Alto Trombone and String Quartet
  • Hause, Evan; Evan is said to be working on a piece for alto and jazz ensmble.
  • Herring, David; Mythos II
  • Herring, David; Wintersongs for Alto Trombone and String Orchestra
  • Hidas, Frigyes; Baroque Concerto for Alto Trombone and Sting Orchestra
  • Hillborg, Anders; U-Tangia-Na
  • Hoepelman, Christopher J.; Elegy on B.A.S.S.
  • Hogg, Merle; Contrasts (with organ)
  • Hollier, Donald; Concerto 6 for 25 Trombones
  • Irik, Mike; Concertstuk I
  • James, Kevin; Andante Maestoso
  • Jung, Helge; A Poet's Discourse
  • Keenan, PAul; A Field of Scarecrows.
  • Kehrberg, Robert; Novella
  • Kenny, John; Sonata for Alto Trombone
  • Klein, Joseph; Goblin Market for Solo Trombonist and Environment
  • Klein, Joseph; Pathways: Opposing Forces for Solo Trombone and Chamber Orchestra (mvt. II)
  • Koch, Erland von; Fanfar for Bronslur (altern alto trombone)
  • Koetsier, Jan; Choralpartita "Die Tageszeiten" (with organ)
  • Koetsier, Jan; Concerto Grosso (2 solo altos and 1 solo tenor with 5 trombone accompaniment)
  • Laburda, Jir ; Sonata No. 2 for Alto Trombone and Piano
  • Larsen, Svend; Piece
  • Lewis, Robert; Monophony VIII
  • Lindberg, Christian; Variations on a Gregorian Chant (III)
  • Lindberg, Christian; Chick 'a' Bone Out
  • Liubovaky, Leonid ; * (Does this piece exist?)
  • Lund, Gudrun; Concerto op. 26 For Alto Trombone
  • Lund, Gudrun; Mixed Movements op. 90 for Alto Trombone and Piano
  • Mackay, John; Concert for Alto Trombone and Orchestra
  • Mackay, John; Sonata for Alto Trombone and Piano
  • Marak, Robert; Sonatina
  • Marsh, Roger; Variations
  • Maxwell-Geddes, John; 'Leo Dreaming' for Alto Trombone and Tape
  • Meyer [first name is unknown]; * Das Liebesspiel
  • Meyer, Hannes; Sonata In C Minor for Alto Trombone and Organ In Baroque Style On Themes Of Pergolesi
  • Mielenz [first name is unknown]; *Konzert für Altposaune
  • Molineux, Alan; Brittle Beauty
  • Moralev, Oleg; * Nothing is known of this work.
  • Nilsson, Torsten; Concertino Per Trombone Alto Ed Organ
  • Nilsson, Torsten; Fanfare, Op. 104:1 for Bronslur or Alto Trombone Alone
  • Nilsson, Torsten; Rondo Per Trombone Alto-Solo Op. 94
  • Nilsson, Torsten; Rondo Sueziae for Alto Trombone and Piano Op. 116
  • O'Leary, Jim; Untitled Piece
  • Pavlov, Philipp; Scherzo Sonata
  • Popov, Peter; * Believed to be a work for alto and string orchestra
  • Pospisil, Juraj; * Sonata
  • Potter, David; Canzonetta for Alto Trombone and Piano
  • Prescott, John ; Suite for Alto Trombone and Piano Op. 18
  • Raue, Reinhard; Drei Pastelle für Altposaune and Orgel
  • Raum, Elizabeth; Olmütz Concerto
  • Rolin, Eienne; Alto Voce
  • Ross, Walter; Canzonetta
  • Rubenstein, David; Caprice (2004) for Alto Trombone and Piano
  • Rush, Steve; Song of Gideon, Concerto for Alto Trombone and Wind Ensemble
  • Saglietti, Corrado; Suite for Alto Trombone and String Quartet
  • Sandstrom, Jan; Christian Song
  • Sandstrom, Jan; Lacrimae, lacrimae (Tears, Tears)
  • Satterwhite, Marc; Chamber Concerto No. 2 for Alto Trombone & Chamber Orchestra
  • Schudel, Thomas; Concerto for Alto Trombone
  • Siembis, Kostas; Piece for Alto Trombone and Piano
  • Studer, Hans; 'Tres Laudes' for Alto Trombone and Organ
  • Szarán, Luis; 'La Magdalena' Op. 60
  • Szollosy, Andras; *Nothing is known about this work.
  • Terry, Peter; In Winter
  • Tomlinson, Alan; + Bo-Bo 86213 The Lancashire Witch
  • Tomlinson, Alan; +* L.M.S. 44736
  • Tomlinson, Alan; + No Name No Title No Tune
  • Uber, David; Rhapsody In F Minor Op. 226
  • Uber, David; Soli[Solo]Loquy
  • Underwood, James; Cadenzas
  • Vidjeskog, Patrick; Canzona for Alto Trombone and Organ
  • Vogelin, Fritz; Concerto for Altposaune Und Steichorchester
  • Vogelin, Fritz; Nordlich Varaitionen
  • Vollrath, Carl; Chant With Trope for Alto Trombone and Piano
  • Waddle, P. Kellach; Psalm 46
  • Wade, Simon; The Herald Angel
  • Wehr, Jamie; Quiet Night - with string quartet
  • Wehr, Jamie; Nocturne No. 3, Op. 4 "Quiet Night" - with Trombone ensemble
  • Whear, Paul; 'Burberry Red' Concerto for Alto Trombone, String Orchestra and Percussion
  • White, Stephen; Duals
  • Young, David; Koris 4
  • Young, David; Koris 25
  • Young, David; Koris 35
  • Zechberger, Günther; ...und teilen die gruüne Insel mit ihren Blicken.

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Solo Alto Trombone
With Other Solo Brass Instrument

  • Haydn, Michael ; + Adagio Et Allegro Molto
  • Vejvanovsky, Pavel Joseph; Sonata Tribus Quadrantibus (Tromba Publications)
  • Vejvanovsky, Pavel Joseph; Sonata Tribus Quadrantibus (Music Antiqua Bohemica Vol. 48)
  • Vejvanovsky, Pavel Joseph; + Sonata Tribus Quadrantibus (Musica Rara)
  • Vejvanovsky, Pavel Joseph; + Sonata A 5

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Works Arranged for Solo Alto Trombone

These are all published with alto listed as an option. This does not include works which may be usable such as the Hindemith Sonata for Alto Horn.

  • Albinoni, Tomaso; Concerto in D Major, transcribed and edited by Mark Lawrence (not published)
  • Albinoni, Tomaso; Concerto in D Minor, transcribed and edited by Mark Lawrence
  • Albinoni, Tomaso; Konzert B- Dur
  • Anonymous (Lindberg editor); Three Medieval Dances (unaccompanied)
  • Bach, Johann Sebastian; Air and Badinerie
  • Bach, Johann Sebastian; Sonata no. 3 in G minor
  • Bach, Johann Sebastian; Suite in B flat minor (original in d minor, #2)
  • Bellini, Vincenzo; Concerto
  • Besozzi, Alessandro; Sonata B-Dur
  • Boismortier, Joseph Bodinde; Sonate C- Dur
  • Charpentier, Marc-Antonie; Prelude from Te Deum.
  • Corelli, Archangelo; Op. 5 Violin Sonatas
  • Danzi, Franz; Concert in Eb
  • Debussy, Claude; La plusa que lente
  • Finger, Gottfried; Sonata
  • Föster, Christoph; Concerto in Eb
  • Gershwin, George; An American in Paris
  • Handel, Georg Friedrich; Concerto B-Dur
  • Handel, Georg Friedrich; Concerto f-moll
  • Haydn, Joseph; Concerto No. 1 in D, Hob. VIId:3
  • Haydn, Joseph; Concerto No. 2 in D, Hob. VIId:4
  • Haydn, Michael; Andantino & Presto
  • Hoffmeister, Franz Anton; Horn Quintet in Eb
  • Hummel, Johann Nepomuk; Introduktion, Thema und Variation op. 102
  • Krebs, J. L.; Fantasie
  • Leclair, Jean-Marie; Sonata B- Major
  • Loeillet, Jean-Baptiste; Sonata g-moll
  • Marcello, Benedetto; Adagio, Largo and Allegretto
  • Mendelssohn-Bartholdy, Felix; Lieder Ohne Worte für Alt-Posaune und Streichorchester
  • Mitchell, Lawrence L.; A Comprehensive Performance Project in Trombone Literature. This includes 10 transcriptions.
  • Mozart, Leopold; Adagio and Allegro
  • Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus; Ah! vous dirai-je, Maman
  • Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus; Concerto No. 1 in D. K.V. 412+514
  • Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus; Concerto in D. K.V. 412+514
  • Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus; Concerto No. 2 in Eb. K.V. 417
  • Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus; Concerto No. 3 in Eb. K.V. 447
  • Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus; Concerto No. 4 in Eb. K.V. 495
  • Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus; Concerto Movement in E. K.V. 494a
  • Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus; Die Hölle Rach from Die Zauberflöte
  • Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus; Horn Quintet in Eb. K.V. 407 (386c)
  • Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus; Rondo in Eb. K.V. 371
  • Mudge, Richard; Concerto for Alto Trombone
  • Musorgskij (sic), Modest; Pictures at an Exhibition
  • Neruda, Jan Kritel Iri; Concerto in Eb
  • Nilsson, Torsten; + Concertino for Bronslur in Eb or Alto Trombone and Brass Quartet, op. 105a
  • Nilsson, Torsten; + Music for Bronslur Op.104 No. 1
  • Purcell, Henry; Sonata for Trombones with Alto Trombone Solo
  • Quantz, Johann Joachim; Concerto in Eb
  • Reinecke, Carl; Notturno
  • Rimsky-Korsakov; Flight of the Bumblebee
  • Rosetti, Francesco Antonio; Concerto No. 2 in EB
  • Rossini, Gioachino arr. Robert Elkjer; Overture to the Barber of Seville
  • Satie, Erik; Three Gymnopeedies
  • Schumann, Robert; Adagio and Allegro
  • Schumann, Robert; Romanze Number 2
  • Sinigaglia, Leone; Romanze Op. 3
  • Stamitz, Carl; Concerto in Eb
  • Strauss, Franz; Concerto, Op. 8
  • Strauss, Richard; Concerto #1 in Eb
  • Tartini, Giuseppe; Concerto en re mineur
  • Telemann, Georg Philipp; Concerto B-Dur
  • Telemann, Georg Philipp; Concerto in c minor
  • Telemann, Georg Philipp; Fantasia in b flat minor (unaccompanied)
  • Telemann, Georg Philipp; Fantasia in D Major (unaccompanied)
  • Telemann, Georg Philipp; Fantasia in Eb Major (unaccompanied)
  • Telemann, Georg Philipp; Fantasia in Bb Major (unaccompanied)
  • Vivaldi, Antonio; Winter from the Four Seasons

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