This section shows some of the sheet music I would recommend to players.

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Recommended Materials

If looking for a few quick wins on recommended repertoire then I would suggest the following:

An Arthur Pryor solo such as Thoughts of Love, or Shout! a modern solo by Rob Wiffin

A Jazzy Solo such as Brasilia by Robin Dewhurst or Stardust arranged Bill Geldard

A Trombone Concerto by either Edward Gregson, Rob Wiffin or Martin Ellerby

A slow melody such as “O Promise Me” by De Koven or “Solveigs Song” by Edvard Greig with piano accompaniment. (Please see below many of these are available to buy on this website under sheet music).

Or for Brass Band and solo trombone I recommend I Loves you Porgy by Gershwin or Speak my Lord.

Study Books

TitleComposer / ArthurPublisherNotes
How Trombone Players do itPeter Gane & Eric CreesBrass WindGood book for flexibilities well written
How Brass players do itJohn RidgeonB & H 
Kopprasch Volume oneKoppraschIMIVery good for technique
Lip FlexibilitiesCharles CollinsTBAGreat book for Lip Flexibilities to help range
Super StudiesPhilip SparkeAngloInteresting studies that are fresh
Practical TutorOtto LangeyB & HGreat book recently republished
Systematic Approach to PracticeClaude GordonCarl FisherExcellent book on how to go about routines and helps range and stamina

Easy solos (Grade 5-6) with band or Piano

TitleComposerPublisherCD Recording
The AcrobatJ A GreenwoodWright & RoundFlesh & Bone
Recitative & RomanceReginald HeathRosehill / StudioTBA
The JesterJ A GreenwoodWright & RoundGems from Queensbury
Melodie CapriceGeorge HespeBM MusicIn Shining Armour
Blue JeansRon WiffinStudioThe World of the Trombone Volume 2
Oh, Promise MeReginald de Koven arr BakerStudioTBA
Londonderry AirTrad arr Snell or GeldardRakeway / StudioHarlem Nocturne
The Firefly / The JokerH MossBoosey & CoIn Shining Armour
Tenor Trombone RagRoy NewsomeStudioLydbrook Band

Straightforward: (Grade 6- Grade 8) With Band or Piano

TitleComposerPublisherCD Recording
SerenadeJohn GollandHallamshireContrasts
StardustCarmichael arr GeldardStudioPhenomenon
Pokarekare AnaTrad. Goff RichardsObrassoSouthern Cross
SomethingGeorge Harrison arr Goff Richards ObrassoBeatles BD CD
The NamePeter GrahamGramercyMonument 
RhapsodyMichael Fitzpatrick WarwickSouthern Cross 
Speak my LordTrad arr Erik LeidzenSP&SIn Shining Armour
Solveigs SongEdvard Greig arr Brett BakerStudioTBA
Softly Awakes my HeartSaint Saens arr Brett BakerStudioWorld of the trombone vol 3
Sweet hour of PrayerWilfred Heaton arr Paul Hindmarsh Heaton Trust World of the trombone vol 1
Sometimes I feel like a Motherless ChildTrad. arr. Brett BakerStudioYoutube
Skye Boat SongTrad. arr. Brett BakerStudioTBA
GreensleevesTrad. arr. Howard EvansHoward EvansBrass Pass TV
Iona Boat SongTrad. arr. Howard EvansStudioFaith Encounter
Close to youBurt Bacherach arr Ray FarrM/ST-Bone Concerto
Bone ApartDon GibsonKirkleesHarlem Nocturne
My Love is like a red red roseTrad. arr Adrian DroverAdiosHarlem Nocturne
Caprice for TromboneBram Wiggins Kirklees Harlem Nocturne 

Challenging (Grade 8 and above) with Band or Piano

ShoutRob WiffinStudioWOT Vol 2
Dark EyesTrad arr. Bill GeldardWarwickMonument
AubadeKevin BoltonWarwickHarlem Nocturne
Concerto OlympicRoy NewsomeMarc ReiftIn Shining Armour
FreaksGavin HigginsTBAShout
Faith EncounterRay Steadmann AllenStudioFaith Encounter
Polka Dots and  Moonbeamsarr Robin DewhirstLakeCrusade
The VolunteerGardell SimonsLakeCrusade
Atlantic ZephyrsGardell SimonsAlum CreekT-Bone Concerto
Bride of the WavesHerbert Clark arr Darren ColeM/ST-Bone Concerto
T-Bone ConcertoJohnan De MeijRentalT-Bone Concerto
HomelandsRobin DewhirstLakeCrusade
ConcertoAndrew DuncanA DuncanBakers Dozen
ConcertoIvor HodgsonWarwickMask
SonataDerek BourgeoisWarwickMask
Green Beearr Mark FreehEMIHarlem Nocturne
4 miles from TexasRalph PearceStudioSummon the Rhythm
CapriccioPhilip SparkeAngloSummon the Rhythm
Summon the RhythmTom DavoranStudioSummon the Rhythm

Extremely Difficult (Diploma +) with Brass Band

Earths FuryPaul Lovatt-CooperPrima VistaThe Eternal Quest
The Southern CrossHerbert Clarke arr Darren ColeCarl FisherThe Southern Cross
The NightingaleHarold MossWright & RoundThe Southern Cross
Nightmare for Trombone & Band Derek BourgeoisHalambraRathamataz
SambeziPhilip SparkeAngloBattle Creek
Prelude & ScherzoPhilip SparkeStudioBone Idyll
TrombonologyTommy Dorsey arr Alan FerneObrassoMonument

Solos with Piano (Challenging Grade 7-8 +) Slow Melodies

Salve MariaMercandanteC F SchmidtFly me to the Moon
Salsa PandaeroPhil HarperKirkleesBoneman Walking
Barber of Seville G Rossini arr. Brett BakerStudioWorld of the Trombone Volume 3
Ave MariaSchubertStudio MusicWorld of the Trombone Volume 3
Bone ApartDon GibsonKirkleesBoneman Walking
Ye Banks & BraesTrad. arr Keith WilkinsonKirklees / Alum CreekBoneman Walking
Meditation from ThaisJules Massenet arr BakerStudioWorld of Trombone Volume 3
Nightfall in Joao PassoaAndrea PriceKirkleesBoneman Walking
His ProvisionIvor Bosanko arr. Dorothy GatesKirkleesBoneman Walking
4 Sketches for tromboneTony CliffStudioWorld of the Trombone Volume 1

Solos with Piano (Challenging Grade 7-8 +) Florids

BolivarEric CookBoosey & HawkesBoneman Walking
Hommage a BachE BozzaLeducMeditation
Thoughts of LoveArthur PryorCarl Fisher Monument
Deux DancesM DefayeLeducMeditation
CapriccioPhilip SparkeAngloBoneman Walking
ConcertinoDavidCarl FisherBone Idyll
Concerto for AltoWagenseilBoosey & HawkesWorld of the Trombone Volume 3
ConcertoNino RotaRicordi 

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