Review


Tielman Susato
La Danserye :

Arranged by Robert Fisco

Three trombones

Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Publisher: Cherry Classics Music
Date of Publication: 2017
URL: http://www.cherryclassics.com

Score and parts

Genre: TROMBONE ENSEMBLES

The six contrasting selections are La Mourisque, Bransle Quatre Bransles, Bergeret, Rondeand Salterelle, Mon Amy, and Ronde. Appropriate dynamics, articulations, and tempo markings are indicated and not all parts are playing all the time. The first part is given in tenor clef and goes up to a1. It would be helpful if an alternate bass clef first part were provided. There are moments of voice crossing with the second part that ascends to g1. Although indicated for bass trombone, the third part can be played on a trigger tenor; some E-flats are given.

Owing to the popularity of this music, this review is not lengthy. These are excellently scored and parts are professionally presented. Because of the lighter texture, they are not necessarily good for an ensemble setting. Of course, stylistically accurate performance is the musical challenge. This work is playable by an advanced high school ensemble and is effective for concert or recital settings.

 

Reviewer: David Stern
Review Published November 30, 2019