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


O quam mirabilis est - Hildegard von Bingen

Suite from Bonduca (Boudicca) - Henry Purcell

Piangerò, la sorte mia from Giulio Cesare - G.F.Handel

Three Arias 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)

Five Spirituals - Traditional

Señoras - Dan Jenkins (2010)

Three Preludes - Gershwin

Postcards from Argentina - Piazzolla

Three Tangos - Nazareth / Rodriguez / Gonzaga

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 Grand Tour

A journey through Europe in all its splendour; taking in the music of France, Switzerland, Italy, Austria, Germany, Belgium and the Netherlands. 


Chansons de la Renaissance - Claudin de Sermisy

Masques et Bergamasques - Fauré

Scherzi Musicali - Monteverdi

1822: Rossini's visit to Beethoven - Daniel Schnyder (2004)

Overture to the Magic Flute - W.A.Mozart 

Drei Equali - Beethoven (1812) 

Trombone Quartet No.1 - Steven Verhelst (2014)

Songs of Marlene Dietrich and Lotte Lenya




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

Bones on Broadway - Dan Jenkins (2000)

Such Sweet Thunder - Duke Ellington

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