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arr Robert Ramskill

Jazzy Connections Bass Clef

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Instrument: trombone bass clef and piano
Grade: easymedium
Catalogue No: 1131BC
ISMN No: 9790570272532

As well as providing material which is enjoyable to play, the student's musicality is developed by virtue of the fact that the pieces are genuine duos between the two instruments. The 'give and take' between trombone or euphonium and piano necessitates careful listening and a sympathetic response from both performers.

... It Don't Mean a Thing • We Have All The Time in the World • The Girl from Ipanema • Surf Time • Big Deal • I Can't Give You Anything But Love • Midnight in Moscow • Bone Dry

". . . there wasn't one we didn't enjoy playing. Both my pianist and I don't play jazz very much, but we had a throughly good time with the whole album.
The trombone parts are accessible, with a two-octave range (F–F) . . . The piano parts lie well under the hands (seemingly) and really enhance the soloist's part.
These arrangements and originals would be good for pupils to play in school concerts or GSCE performances, or even for someone with more experience wanting a 'lollipop' to fill in a recital. Good value for money and great fun."
Reviewed 'The Trombonist'

Robert Ramskill
Robert Ramskill was born in Leeds in 1950. He studied music at the University College of Wales, Aberystwyth where his composition tutors were Ian Parrott and David Harries. In 1975 he was appointed to the post of Lecturer at the Coventry School of Music. He is currently Principal Lecturer in Music at Coventry University and is responsible for the running of the University's two B.A. music courses.

Robert Ramskill has written works which range from those written for young and amateur musicians, at all ability levels, through to those composed for professional performance. His output includes orchestral and choral music, piano pieces, works for a variety of wind and brass ensembles (including wind and brass bands), and pieces for various chamber ensembles.
Works include an anthem written for the choristers of St. Paul's Cathedral, a Tuba Concerto (written for the tuba virtuoso, Colin Sneade, who has played it in this country and abroad), a Piano Concerto (premiered by Julian Hellaby and the Leamington Chamber Orchestra in Leamington in February 1998), and a 'Jazz Impromptu' for violin and piano which was selected for the final stage of the 'UK and Eire Composers' Platform and performed in the Purcell Room, London, in December 2000 by Adam and Catherine Summerhayes. This last piece has also been recorded commercially on the Sargasso label. Most recently he was commissioned (with funds from the Arts Council of England) to write a piece for two pianos which, in April and May 2004, was performed in Coventry, Leicester, Lancaster, Radley College, Dartington and at the CBSO centre in Birmingham by Peter Noke and Julian Hellaby.
Robert Ramskill has written many albums of music for the Brasswind Publications catalogue and a number solo brass pieces from these albums are set in the current syllabuses of all the major practical examination boards.
He is also very active as an arranger, and is a regular contributor of arrangements to BBC Television and Radio programmes, most notably for BBC 1's 'Songs of Praise'. He wrote three of the arrangements for the 40th anniversary edition of the programme in 2001 which featured the BBC Concert Orchestra and The Royal Society Chorus (amongst a number of other choirs).

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