Sonata No. 1
Instrumentation: Solo and Piano Instruments: Piano, Trombone
Like all journeys, this 18-minute trombone sonata from composer Frank Gulino features beautiful moments and challenging ones; statements of confidence and passages of uncertainty. Premiered by Philadelphia Orchestra co-principal trombonist Matthew Vaughn, "The Journey" offers stunning lyricism and rich harmonic textures that make it broadly appealing to audiences everywhere and ensure that this work will be a staple of the trombone recital repertoire for years to come.
Premiered September 21, 2019, at the Towson University Eastern Trombone Workshop by Matthew Vaughn, trombone, and Sophia Kim Cook, piano.