This digital album is a new release from the STL Trombones.
As a quartet, The STL Trombones have played holiday concerts for as long as we’ve been members of the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra. When we first started, our repertoire was taken from what was currently available, with just a few original arrangements. One was The Hallelujah Chorus, arranged by Roger Davenport, the second trombone in the SLSO for close to forty years! It was a great arrangement, and it was nice to have something from within the group. Then Tim added more to our Christmas repertoire when he brought us In Dulci Jubilo, and La Navidad. Later on, Gerry added a couple more. Before long, we had enough of our own material for an STL Trombones Christmas Album.
And as an extra treat, we added percussion to seven of the fifteen tunes, including Drum Set, Bells, Latin Percussion, and a quartet favorite, the Cajon. With our SLSO colleague Alan Stewart along for the ride, we did our best impersonation of the Leroy Anderson classic, Sleigh Ride. When you open these presents, you may find hidden some of the most well-known orchestral excerpts.
Just because at the moment it is not Christmas time doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy some fine trombone quartet renditions of these holiday classics!