bones apart trombone quartet

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"Bones Apart represents all that is best about British brass playing, with a beauty of sound and musicality that is simply stunning. They communicate with passion and humour and serve as wonderful ambassadors for the trombone"

Kevin Price, 

Head of Brass,

Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama

Sample programmes

Here are some examples of the variety of programmes we perform. We can also tailor our programme by request to suit any event. 

Wonder Women

Wonder Women: Muses, Queens and Warriors


We showcase music of female composers and songwriters including Lili and Nadia Boulanger, Chiquinha Gonzaga, Nina Simone and Joni Mitchell as well as exploring music inspired by female icons throughout history from Boudicca to Calamity Jane!


Suite from Bonduca - Henry Purcell 

O quam mirabilis - Hildegard von Bingen

Suite from Sant Alessio - Camilla de Rossi

Vignettes - Selection of works by Lili and Nadia Boulanger

First Trombone Quartet - Saskia Apon (2000)

Lady Sings the Blues - Songs by Nina Simone, Joni Mitchell, Ann Ronell

Blues Melba - Melba Liston

Songs from Calamity Jane - Fain and Webster

El Nuevo Mundo

A musical voyage from the Spanish peninsula to the discovery of The Americas


Three Pieces from the Spanish Renaissance - Anon

Vivencies - Christian Lindberg (2004)

American Folk Songs and Spirituals - Various

Choros No.4 - Villa-Lobos (1926)

Three Preludes - Gershwin

Postcards from Argentina - Piazzolla

Three Tangos - Nazareth / Rodriguez / Gade

Chasing Legends

Colourful and enchanting tales including King Arthur, Sleeping Beauty, Robin Hood and Sweeney Todd 


Orfeo - Monteverdi

Suite from King Arthur - Purcell

Scenes from Sherwood - Dan Jenkins (2012)

A Little Threepenny Music - Kurt Weill

Tales from Mother Goose - Ravel / Tchaikovsky / Humperdinck

Little Suite from Sweeney Todd - Malcolm Arnold

Songs from My Fair Lady - Lerner and Loewe

"If music be the food of love..."

Programme of music inspired by the works of English poet and playwright William Shakespeare 


Agincourt Song - Anon.

Four Shakespeare Songs - Tim Jackson (2008)

Scenes from 'A Midsummer Night's Dream' - Mendelssohn

Poem Unlimited - Jason Carr (1999)

Suite from 'Hamlet' - Tchaikovsky

West Side Story Selection - Leonard Bernstein

If Music be the Food of Love - John Dankworth


The art of trombone

St. Mark's to St. Louis... the history of the trombone from the Renaissance to Red Hot Jazz


Canzona - Marini (1626)

Drei Equali - Beethoven (1812)

Motets - Bruckner (1847)

Sonata for Trombones - Simon Wills (1983)

Variations on 'Annie Laurie' - Arthur Pryor (1905)

Three Movements - Tom Davoren (2009)

St. Louis Blues - W.C.Handy (1914)




Bones Apart presents...

Music from the Stage and Screen brought to life at a theatre near you!


A Tudor Maske - Henry VIII / Byrd / Dowland

Overture to 'The Barber of Seville' - Rossini

Scenes from 'The Nutcracker' - Tchaikovsky

Comedians' Galop - Kabalevsky

Promenade 'Walking the Dog' - Gershwin

Such Sweet Thunder - Duke Ellington

Tribute to the 'Rat Pack' - Porter / Rodgers & Hart / Berlin