- Tenor of the brass choir
(All at concert pitch so sound as written)
- Written range of family:
* Pedal tones possible (E to B-flat 2 octaves below middle c)
- Sound: heroic and majestic in upper registers. Dynamics hold key to it’s effectiveness. pp; horn-like, ff; assertive, massive & powerful
- Character: good dexterity but lower portion of each range the agility is limited. Tongued legato is characteristic. Used for long sustained notes/chords. Balances well with trumpets and woodwind
- Technique: Avoid glissandos when changing slide positions. Good at fast tonguing, including double/triple/flutter. Voicing in any combination good. Use bass and tenor clefs for all trombone parts.
Blatter, A (1997). Instrumentation & Orchestration. 2nd ed. USA: Schirmer. Pgs 169-173