Concerto for trombone and orchestra, op. 25

Composed: 1984


Trombone (solo), 2 flutes, 2 oboes, 2 clarinets (Bb), saxophone (tenor), 2 bassoons, 2 horns (F), vibraphone, percussion, strings (18-16-14-12-10)

Duration (total): 51:00

(1st = 17:00; 2nd = 12:00; 3rd = 22:00)

»» see also: the concertos for saxophone or vibraphone: op. 28 or op. 34

3 movements:

Alex. Villinger: Concerto for trombone and orchestra, op.25

1st: mit "Groove" und sehr "latin"

Annotation on the 1st movement: Two-part formal structure with South American (part I) and jazz-typical influences (part II). In the notated cadenza in Salsa style the trombonist can shine most splendidly ...


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2nd: Ballad (impressions from the Lago d’Orta): Largo espressivo e molto cantabile

3rd: sehr "cool" und mit Swing - Intermezzo: "Wiegenlied" (by Greek composer: Arghyris Kounadis)

Annotation on the 3rd movement: this is one of my longest concerto movements: a rondo in swinging 7/8 time. The middle section quotes a song by Arghyris Kounadis, also in 7/8 time, which fits very nicely into the overall framework of this movement.

( On the "Wiegenlied": »» see the LP of the group DRAMA)


● Warmly dedicated to Dominik Seidler


AlexiSongs (»» extract from: score)


Concertos for solo instrument and orchestra I

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