Shostakovich - Preludes, Op. 34 transcribed for Trombone and Piano
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The set of 24 Preludes for Piano, Op. 34 was composed in the winter of 1932-33. They represent all of the major and minor keys, inviting comparisons with similar collections by Bach and Chopin.
Each movement has its own individual mood and there are sharp contrasts within each movement and between movements in style, rhythm and harmony.
James Markey has brilliantly arranged eleven of these movements for Tenor Trombone and Piano for virtuoso level performers. The entire work is about 17 minutes in length.
We are grateful to the Shostakovich estate and G. Schirmer for authorizing Mr. Markey's arrangement.
Mr. Markey and pianist Virginia Perry can be heard performing this arrangement of the Preludes on his CD entitled Offroad released in 2003, which happens to be sold by Cherry Classics Music on this site and also available on iTunes and other music retailers. Here is the link for the CD on our site: