|Difficulty||UK grade 7 (difficult)|
|Format||score + part|
|Exam board||Trinity Guildhall & ABRSM|
|Instruments||trombone and piano|
Stjepan Šulek's 1973 Sonata Vox Gabrieli, is a much loved and widely performed staple of the trombone solo repertoire.
Vox Gabrieli is a one-movement sonata, which contains distinct sections within its single movement. Dramatic, sometimes highly technical passages are balanced with beautiful and expressive lyrical melodies. The Vox Gabrieli of the title probably refers to the voice of the Angel Gabriel, who is sometimes depicted playing a horn to announce judgement day.
Šulek was commissioned to write this sonata by the International Trombone Association, and the work is dedicated to the founding member and renowned trombone teacher, William F. Cramer.
This sonata was set for the ABRSM 2015-2016 trombone grade 8 syllabus and by Trinity for their 2015-2018 grade 8 exam. This is the EMR-294 𝄢 bass clef edition specified by both exam boards.
Wyatt asks: Which clef is the majority of this version in?
Sarah Rodgers answered:The trombone part is in the bass clef throughout, although in the piano score it's mainly in the tenor clef.
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