Trombones-a-palooza, al fresco

Aug 01, 2014
The Gazebones

Camden — Gazebones, a nine-member trombone ensemble from Massachusetts, will play an informal recital Friday, Aug. 8, at 1:30 p.m. in the Camden Amphitheatre, Atlantic Avenue. Named for the venue of their first performance 20 years ago, the Gazebones meet weekly to play trombone ensemble music and transcriptions.

Performances include renditions of popular songs and jazz favorites, marches and rags; and a wide variety of transcriptions of orchestral, choral, band and early music selections. Among the transcriptions are Haydn’s “Achieved is the Glorious Work,” Brahms’ “How Lovely is Thy Dwelling Place,” Mussorgsky’s “Pictures at an Exhibition,” Gesualdo’s “Morro Lasso” and Orlando di Lasso songs including “Bonjour Mon Coeur,” “Mon Coeur Recommande a Vous” and “Matona Mia Cara.”

Among traditional folk songs performed by the group are “Shenandoah,” “Air from County Derry” and Vaughan Williams’ “Bushes and Briars.” Music actually written for trombones includes Jacob’s “Trombone Octet,” Ewazen’s “Great Lakes Suite” and Lotzenhiser’s “Trombumba.”

Courier Publications’ A&E Editor Dagney C. Ernest can be reached at (207) 594-4401, ext. 115; or dernest@courierpublicationsllc.com.

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