Commissions and Arrangements

My teacher at CCM, Timothy Anderson, has been extremely active in his career, creating and advocating for new music. He continues to leave his mark on the trombone community, and has shown me the importance of collaborating and creating new music for one’s instrument. On this page, I have listed my own commissioned works and arrangements that I have made so far in my musical career. I hope to have many more works to share soon.

 
 

Sy brandon - negotiations for trombone and harp (2018)

Negotiations is a 3 movement solo for trombone and harp that was commissioned for the JOLO duo. It will be recorded summer 2019 and will be performed at the International Trombone Festival in Muncie Indiana in July 2019.

For more information about Sy Brandon’s music visit: http://cooppress.net

jacob elkin - 5 meditations for isamu noguchi (2018)

This work is for trombone, harp and electronic track. It is a sonic exploration that utilizes microtones, nontraditional effects, extended techniques, and unique color combinations.

mack lamont - endless for trombone and harp (2017)

Endless is a 5 movement continuous work for trombone and harp. It was commissioned while I was completing my annotated bibliography on solos for trombone and harp. During that process it became obvious there was a lack of accessible solos for this genre of music. Endless was the first of many solos commissioned specifically to create more interesting and playable works for the intermediate/advanced players.

For more information about Endless and other works by Mack LaMont visit: https://mackenziejacoblamont.com/endless-2017/

Arrangements

bizet: au fond du temple saint for trombone arr. setzer (2018)

Bizet’s Pearl Fishers’ duet is a wonderful aria originally for tenor and baritone voice. I wanted a piece of beautiful music to close out my recitals on an upcoming recital tour, so I arranged this duet for two trombones.

Live performance from Dr. Setzer's guest artist recital at Mansfield University, April 20, 2018. The Pearl Fishers' Duet arranged for two trombones and piano by Dr. Louis Setzer. Assisted by Jina Jang (piano) and Lauren Eisenreich (trombone).

schumann: four songs from dichterliebe arr. setzer (2016)

Trombones and vocal music have been linked from its inception, with the trombone playing a vital role in sacred music. It is no coincidence that certain vocal works have become standards in the trombone repertoire (Mahler Songs of a Wayfarer, Vaughan Williams Songs of Travel). I heard a performance of Michael Mulcahy performing Dichterliebe with piano at the Mulcahy seminar and I absolutely loved it, but I wanted something a little different. I arranged four songs from Dichterliebe (Im Wunderschönen Monat Mai, Ich Grolle Nicht, Ein Jüngling liebt ein Mädchen, and Am Leuchtenden Sommermorgen) for trombone solo with trombone quartet accompaniment. I have included live recordings of two of the songs included in the set of four.