Berlioz - Oraison from Grande Symphonie Funèbre for solo Trombone & Wind Ensemble
To say Berlioz had a fondness for the sound of the Trombone would be an understatement. The section is front and center in almost all of his works. The Oraison from the Grande Symphonie Funèbre et triomphale for solo Trombone & Wind Ensemble beautifully arranged by Jonathan Caldwell features a single trombonist accompanied by a Wind Ensemble in an expressive recitative and aria which stays very true to the original score.
This solo is from the second movement titled Oraison Funèbre (Funeral Oration) and gives the soloist plenty of room for expressive playing. This beautiful movement is appropriate for advanced performers and is about 7-minutes in length.
The live soundtrack with soloist and wind ensemble is conducted by arranger Jonathan Caldwell.