Duo for Trombone and Piano

Composers of every generation have written pieces inspired by the vernacular music of their time. Bach wrote gigues and allemandes; Chopin wrote waltzes and mazurkas.

In this piece I wanted to pay homage to a modern vernacular music which has always been a guilty pleasure of mine: pop musical theater. Think Company. Wicked. Legally Blonde. These, to me, are the operas of the everyday.

This piece is made up of fragments of musical theater, disjointed recollections of shows once seen. It is also a showpiece for the trombone, making use of the instrument’s capacity for vigor, jocularity, and lyricism.


  • For trombone & piano
  • Category: Chamber Music
  • Year Composed: 2020
  • Duration: 5'
  • Orchestration: tbn/pf
  • View Score ›


  • 2021
  • International Trombone Festival Composers Workshop Call for Scores
  • Honorable Mention


  • 6 MAR 2020
  • Duo for Trombone and Piano - Premiere
  • UCLA
  • Los Angeles, CA
  • Gwang Hyun Kim, trombone; Hana Kim, piano