Derek Bourgeois (1941, English)

Although a very prolific composer, I haven’t heard much music of Derek Bourgeois. What I’ve heard hasn’t much impressed: his trombone concerto performed by Christian Lindberg on British Trombone Concertos, BIS CD 658, barcode 7318590006580 (and that was twenty years ago, long time before I started reviewing), and just recently two pieces for trombone octet, Scherzo funebre and Osteoblast, performed by the Dutch New Trombone Collective on Etcetera’s 3-CD set KTC 1355. Entertaining but not particularly imaginative and memorable.

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