Johann Georg Albrechtsberger. (3 February Compositions by: Albrechtsberger, Johann Georg O. Organ Concerto in B-flat major · Orgelstück in G major. Albrechtsberger Alto Trombone Concerto Albrechtsberger Alto Trombone Concerto. July 10, | Author: espy | Category: N/A. Sheet Music – £ – Orchestral Accompaniment CD to Johann Albrechtsberger’s Alto Trombone Concerto. Peters Edition’s Music Partner Play- Along series.

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Albrechtsberger | Concerto per trombone alto ed archi

He was considered by some, including Wolfgang Amadeus Mozartto be the finest albrechtsbergeer in the world. He originally studied music at Melk Abbey and philosophy at a Benedictine seminary in Vienna and became one of the most learned and skillful contrapuntists of his age. Albrechtsberger appears to have conceived the work as a chamber piece, though we will be using full string orchestra minus violas.

Albrechtsberger was the author of widely-used treatises on composition and figured bass, and was a diligent student and champion of contrapuntal writing, particularly the fugue. Probably the most valuable service he rendered to music was in his theoretical works. The Harvard biographical dictionary of music. He holds doctoral and master’s degrees in music from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, a bachelor’s degree in music education from Delta State University, and a certificate in systematic theology from Puritan Reformed Theological Seminary.

This really is a delightful piece. While Tombone have performed as a soloist with orchestras and bands on a number of occasions on the tenor trombone and euphonium, this will be my first time to do so on the alto trombone.


Austrian composer Johann Georg Albrechtsberger began his musical career as a choirboy in Klosterneuburg, where he also began study of organ and composition. He later continued both his work and studies at Melk Abbey.

A collection of his writings on harmonyin three volumes, was published under the care of his pupil Ignaz von Seyfried — in The performance will be on Monday, October 22, at 8: All of that said, my desire is to give a compelling and enjoyable performance, not pursue absolute historical accuracy from an organological perspective.

Alto Trombone Concerto in B-Flat (CD Only) (MusicPartner Play-Along series)

I truly hope that it will be both well-executed and well-received. Albrechtsberger died in Vienna; his grave is in St.

His published compositions consist of preludesfugues and sonatas for the piano and organstring quartetsetc. In he published at Leipzig a treatise on composition, of which a third edition appeared in The Brass Press, concerfo Johann Georg Albrechtsberger 3 February — 7 March [1] was an Austrian composer, organist, and music theorist. The E-flat alto trombone provides the ease of execution and the quality of tone I am seeking for this performance, so that is the instrument I will use!

Views Read Edit View history. He also wrote a Concerto for the MandolaOp. Its fundamental pitch is E-flat, a perfect fourth higher than the tenor trombone. An English version of this was published by Novello in The ideas and opinions expressed here are not necessarily shared by the employers and organizations with which the author is associated.

In other projects Wikimedia Commons. His fame as a theorist attracted to him in the Austrian capital a large number of pupils, some of whom afterwards became eminent musicians. It is also quite possible that Beethoven went off on his own to make a living, and only then returned after he had a stable career.


Haydn recommended his friend Albrechtsberger, with whom Beethoven then studied harmony and counterpoint. While not as familiar to non-trombonists as the tenor trombone, the bass trombone is not altogether foreign to most people. A continuous thread can be traced from his teaching through that of his pupil Reichawho went on to become the first Professor of Counterpoint and Fugue at the Paris Conservatoire from to his death inand who in turn concetro a wide audience through both his own teaching and his theoretical writings, which were standard reference at the Conservatoire for most of the 19th century and translated into German by Ttombone.

His compositional style derives from Johann Joseph Fux ‘s counterpoint, who was Kapellmeister at St Stephen’s Cathedrala position that Albrechtsberger would hold 52 years later. There are cadenzas in both the first and albrechtsbergr movements. The last example on the video is a joke provided for the benefit of one of my students.

Albrechtsberger was born at Klosterneuburgnear Vienna. This instrument is used when a lighter sound than that of the tenor trombone is needed, with greater facility in the upper register.