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Besancon Andre Variations Sur Canape Tb68

André Besançon

Variations sur canapé

for trombone and piano

Level: intermediate / advanced
Duration: 4'
Swiss Composers Series


TB68 -

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A parody of a quite popular musical genre

This piece represents a parody of a quite popular musical genre prized in Europe during the Belle Epoque (Edwardian Era), especially by Jean Baptiste Arban and his acolytes who charmed audiences with such musical fare at bandstands, Tea Salons or open air lunches with remarkably effective themes and variations for the cornet.

For the accomplished performer, such diabolic virtuosity is often somewhat superficial in nature. The role, in the game of "small causes, big effects" involves the trombone, and it's a good bet that the formidable aspects  of this short and humorous piece will quickly be foiled..

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André Besançon

André Besançon (*1946)

André Besançon was born 1946 in Lausanne (Switzerland) where he later undertook his musical studies at the local Conservatoire. Following his studies, he joined the trumpet section of the St. Gallen Symphony Orchestra, which led to a 1969 appointment to the Orchestre de Chambre de Lausanne (OCL). He currently teaches at... Read more