Playing the Trombone
One of my hobbies is playing the trombone. I started my musical
career by playing trumpet in the orchestra `Sint Gerardus' in
Westerbeek. After about 5 years I switched to trombone and I joined
the wind band `D'n volle Bloas'. When moving to Wageningen I left
the orchestra and continued only the wind band. In the summer of
1997 I started playing regularly again.
Bands I play(ed) in
- An orchestra where all instruments are allowed. I play its 1st
trombone. I also play in a small jazz ensemble within the orchestra: de Bom.
- Big Band Veenendaal
- A good big band with nice old time big band music. I'm playing 4th/bass trombone. We've recorded a new CD!
- A wind band with a very varied repertoire ranging from
Dixieland to pop to schlager music. Listen to our CD `TOET!' .
- Sempre Sereno
- For the musical `Woman of the Year' I played in the band in april
- In November 1999 I played with this band in their Zwarte Pieten
- D'n volle Bloas
- This band plays just plain old carnival music. Regrettably I
stopped playing with this band.
- For a concert on the 11th and 12th of December 1998 I helped
this orchestra by playing the bass trombone part of some Frans
Schubert pieces (Offertorium and Tantum Ergo).
I have the luxury of having three trombones to play on. Here
they are in order of (increasing) quality:
- A small tenor trombone which is nice for carnival.
- Amati ASL 361-O
- A bass slide trombone with a 230-mm bell.
- A very good tenor trombone with a very nice sound. Recently,
the second trombone player of the Onzetting has bought one as
my Amati trombone
my Bach trombone
- The Online Trombone
- ``Dedicated to the advancement of trombone performance and
pedagogy through education, communication, and creativity.''
Physics of Trombones
- A not very well written explanation, but I think the physics is
interresting. If you know of a better explanation, please let me
- Music ala
- Some very nice essays on (the physics of) brass music.
- Ray Anderson