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 one my favorite modern vernacular musics: pop musical theater. Think Company. Wicked. Legally Blonde.

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 Ensemble
  • Year Composed: 2020
  • Duration: 5'
  • Orchestration: tbn/pf
  • Commissioner: Gwang Hyun Kim
  • 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