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César Franck: Pièce Heroïque
for Trombone Octet

I first heard this piece, originally written for organ, in a transcription for full brass choir. I was immediately impressed with the grandeur and nobility of the work, and became even more taken with the music when I listened to a recording of the original organ version. Not long after that I started work on this version for eight trombones.

The transcription features the bass trombone in several extended solo statements of the main theme, & concludes with a final grand chorale that gives the octet a chance to display the full power and tonal range of the trombone choir.

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