“Bob has delivered some quality arrangements once again.
has that warm glow...well suited for four trombones.”
- Scott Hartman, Proteus7, Four of a Kind, professor of trombone, Boston University
“More great arrangements...I like the sforzando ‘bell’
effect in ‘I Heard the Bells’ and the ‘sax soli’ in
‘Rudolph’... and ‘I’ll Be Home For Christmas’ is a natural for four trombones. Plenty of holiday spirit here.”
- Blair Bollinger, bass trombone, Philadelphia Orchestra,
Four of a Kind, solo CD “Fancy Free” (d’Note Records)
Includes 8 carols: "I Heard the Bells On Christmas Day",
"The Christmas Song (Chestnuts Roasting…)"*,
"Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer", "Lo, How a Rose E’er Blooming", "Let It Snow"*, "I’ll Be Home For
Christmas", "Winter Wonderland", and "Have Yourself A Mery Little Christmas".
* the arrangements of "The Christmas Song" and "Let It
Snow" are featured on the classic Christmas CD
"Trombones Under the Tree" (Summit Records)
The Summit Records Christmas CD “Trombones
Under the Tree”, featuring Joseph Alessi, , Mark Lawrence,
Carl Lenthe and M. Dee Stewart, is one of Summit's best selling CDs, having been featured on the Home
Shopping network and elsewhere. Elkjer Music publishes the sheet music to several of the selections
on "Trombones Under the Tree", in "Trombone Quartet Christmas Carols, Volume III".
The arrangements in "TQCC, Volume III" are not your
run-of-the-mill “SATB” arrangements. They are written
for trombones (not transcribed from some other instrumentation), and each arrangement has a fresh, unusual
quality that catches the listener’s ear. These are not “one-time-through” quickie arrangements either. They all
have a second chorus, most of which modulate and use new harmonies and rhythms. Volume III is rated
intermediate to advanced. The highest written note in Volume III is C5 (octave middle C). The vast
majority of Trombone 1 notes in Volume III are well below Bb4. Jazz harmonies and rhythms are sometimes
explored in Volume III, while always maintaining the essential Christmas spirit of the music. Certainly within
the grasp of any well rehearsed college ensemble.