It is my pleasure to introduce the final issue of The Trombonist for 2019.
Our cover feature is the outstanding debut release from Michael Buchanan – The Many Faces of God. The arrival Tom Winthorpe’s musings on Beethoven’s Three Eguales was a pleasant surprise and though not it’s original intent, works perfectly as an insight into the magnificent work that also opens Michael’s album.
We so are confident that you will want to hear to this release, that we have arranged for five copies to be up for grabs as prizes for surviving our fiendish Winter Crossword Competition… even your best attempts are welcome!
Society activity runs through the heart of this edition as we celebrate a successful year. Peter Chester catches up with Aeris Brass, the winners of our BTS Quartet Competition, 2019; Matthew Gee shares his first content in his new role as BTS President and we hear from one of our newest committee members, Jon Stokes, who offers us all an easy step into the world of playing by ear.
There is plenty more to enjoy, both from our regulars, and some new faces too. Keep reading to find out more.
I would like to extend a big thank you our growing list of contributors. Like always, a huge amount of work has gone in to making this edition so special – it wouldn’t happen without them. Enjoy.