Rondo "Alla Turca" - Trombone and Piano (Steiner/Hochwartner arrangement)
This classic Mozart piece is brought to a new light through the twists and turns of this arrangement of the Turkish March. It is based on the jaw-dropping encore version by pianist Yuja Wang. Now re-scored and meticulously edited for trombone and piano, this piece will be a great and rewarding challenge piece to work up and play in concert (if you dare!) This arrangement was premiered by Peter Steiner and Constanze Hochwartner and recorded on their latest CD. (See below for more information!)
Concerto No. 1 - Artifacts
Concerto No. 1 - Artifacts was premiered by Peter Steiner and Constanze Hochwartner at the 2019 International Trombone Festival.
The concerto is written in three movements, each depicting a different ancient artifact:
Warriors of Mount Li
The first movement, Rosetta Stone, explores traditional musical elements from Egypt, Turkey, and Greek, while having a contemporary and melodic flow. The fusion of different musical elements creates exciting grooves and beautiful harmonies characteristic of the Middle East and surrounding areas.
The second movement is told through the eyes of an old storyteller. The Moai Statues, or the Easter Island Heads, have been mysterious monuments for centuries, with little known about their ancient history or historical significance. The locals of Easter Island retell the story where the Moai Statues would walk across the islands to their final locations under the islands bright starry nights. This movement opens with a beautiful piano solo of shimmering stars, in which the solo trombone tells the story.
The final movement shows the ferocity of the Terracotta Army, located at the foot of Mount Li in Xian, China. The melodies in this movement are reckless and driven, much like an ancient army of thousands, with very challenging passages and interplay for both the trombonist and the pianist.
All movements work as stand alone pieces and can be played as such, but still have melodic and harmonic connectivity as well!
Nana - Trombone and Piano (Peter Steiner arrangement)
Nana, originally composed by Manuel De Falla for piano and voice, has nowbeen adapted for trombone and piano. This piece is a slow lullaby that repeats a beautifully intimate melody that could carry on as a memory or echo forever it seems. The beauty in the simplicity of this arrangement will bring emotion to any trombone concert. It has been played as the encore by Duo Steiner Hochwartner world-wide and is the last track recorded on their latest CD.
Hora Staccato - Trombone and Piano (Peter Steiner arrangement)
Hora Staccato is a show piece that is a great closer for any solo performance. Originally composed for solo violin, the piece has been carefully edited and modified to work at it's very best on the trombone! This arrangement was premiered by Peter Steiner and Constanze Hochwartner and recorded on their latest CD. (See below for more information!)
Toccata and Fugue in D minor (Peter Steiner arr.)
The Planets Fantasy
This arrangement brings the epic orchestral suite to a sparkling and striking performance setting for a solo recital, church performance, or just to play along. Though this arrangement flows one movement to the next, it can easily be adapted to play just one at a time. It was recorded in just this way by the world-class performers, Peter Steiner and Constanze Hochwartner.
All music was carefully selected and beautifully edited to present a performance that audiences and performers will love. Organ parts were arranged and edited by the pianist and composer, Emily Horton.