Keys in use - Majors C/F/Bb/Eb/Ab/G/D/E - Minors A and F#. Tempi - Andante (Crotchet =84) to Allegro (Crotchet = 112). Time signatures - 2/4, 3/4 ,4/4, 6/8+3/4, 5/5 and 6/4. Range - Low E to High G (+2) including F# (+3) as an alternative. Intervals - An increasing range. Slurs - Yes, also the Glissando. Dynamics - 'mp' to 'ff'. Designed out - Very little. Designed in - All intervals, plus use of staccato, and tenuto. Note values - Semi-quaver to semibreve, including triplet and the dotted quaver-semi-quaver.
... Fanfare Tinker's Tale Arioso Steam La Ronde Night Patrol Liberty Horse Six Shooter Shuffle Taking the 5th Ta! Ta! More Tonguing Too Nice and Smoothie Chorale Mixte Meter Shall We Dance - Menuetto - Gavotte - Waltz Marziale Skin Skidding Tango Anthem Syncopate Feelin' Easy Ragtime A Harder Mix Ballade Il Suono di Pace L'Espagnol Popular Song
... well contrasted in styles and tempi ... a helpful publication for anyone between grades 3 and 5
Reviewed The Trombonist
For the developing trombonist and euphonium player. Musical development from Grade 3 to approaching Grade 5
John Edney studied at Trinity College of Music with Geoffrey Lindon. His debut was in 1958, straight from College, with the then Festival Ballet company and the Arts Council Touring Opera, both as principal trombone. Further experience was gained working UK wide with the BBC, most London orchestras and in the West End Theatre circuit.
Membership of the Orchestra of the Royal Opera House followed during the era of conductor Sir Georg Solti. John was a member of the original London Trombone Quartet (which broadcast live many times on Radio 3), the London Mozart Players and the City of London Sinfonia. There were also many appearances with David Munro, John Eliot Gardner and Musica Reservata playing a broad variety of early music. For some years he was the head of brass for the Inner London Education Authority and still coaches for the London Schools Symphony Orchestra Organisation. He is a long-serving member of the Orchestra of St.Johns, and was for some years the membership secretary of the British Trombone Society.
John Edney teaches in the Trinity College of Music Wind, Brass and Percussion Faculty.