Stardust


Hoagy Carmichael's inspired song enjoys an exquisite revival in this luscious new arrangement for trombone quartet. Dipping into the full pallet of emotion from the original song, the arrangement draws rich sounds from your quartet whilst spreading the lead line liberally around so that everyone has a go at the big tune! Original interludes briefly divide the settings of the theme, allowing emotions to settle before the theme reigns again. A swing section hails for a while, adding flavor to the chart and showcasing another side of your quartet's capabilities, but ultimately the lavish textures from Hoagy's original song draw together once more, leading the song onward in its final refrain... finally, a reflective postlude melts the music back into the silence from whence it came....

"Hey! I had a blow through those quartets yesterday. They were great! You might be getting a few calls from people wanting to buy them! Cheers!"

Phill Hall, student, Trinity College of Music, London, July 2003