From Vancouver Trombone Week:
Trombonists also often play Bach’s Cello Suites, but few do this in public.
At least one can play the cello suites on both instruments:
Which makes one think of W.C. Fields’ definition of a gentleman: “Someone who knows how to play the saxophone, but doesn’t.”
There’s nothing you can’t do on a trombone: a fabulously versatile instrument. And with all those mutes: what a variety of sound can be obtained!
Bach is so appealing because just about any of his works can be played on anything. This is not unusual.
There’s a worldwide festival, Bach Around the Clock, which features local musicians in many countries playing Bach, often in unusual ways and often by nonprofessionals.
The Bach Around the Clock festival next year is on 28 March 2020. See https://bachclock.com/
The above link is for Madison, Wisconsin, USA, but I believe the festival is worldwide.
Old news. These days, trombones play just about everything. Just don’t look at them! (Check out R. Strauss for the exact quote.)
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