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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Consisting primarily of simple, homophonic melodies, the accompaniment is essentially two violin parts and basso continuo, which will be provided by cellos, basses, and harpsichord. Johann Georg Albrechtsberger 3 February — 7 March [1] was an Austrian composer, organist, and music theorist.

Albrechtssberger 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.

Those familiar with the piece will notice albrechtsbeerger in both my first and second movement cadenzas I have used melodic themes from elsewhere in the movement in constructing my own decorative endings.

They are in the library of the Vienna Gesellschaft der Musikfreunde. In he was appointed organist to the court of Vienna, and in Kapellmeister of St. Haydn recommended his friend Albrechtsberger, with whom Beethoven then studied harmony and counterpoint.

Albrechtsberger, Johann Georg

In addition to his professional work, he maintains an avid interest in the study of albrechtsbegger Bible and of Reformed theology. Beethoven had arrived in Vienna in to study with Joseph Haydn but quickly became infuriated when his work was not being given attention or corrected. When is a Bass Trombone a Bass Trombone?

He was considered by some, including Wolfgang Amadeus Mozartto be the finest organist in the world. Albrechtsberger died in Vienna; his grave is in St.

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.

In he published at Leipzig a treatise on composition, of which a third edition appeared in This instrument is used when a lighter sound than that of the tenor trombone is needed, with greater facility in the upper register.


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. When Beethoven was finished studying with Albrechtsberger he decided to get a few more tips and pointers, so to speak, from Haydn. Although his remains for now a minority opinion, Weiner makes a compelling case, especially when one considers that a number of the trills and other ornaments called for in these works including in the Albrechtsberger might be easier to execute in terms of slide motion at least on a small tenor trombone.

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 reached 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 Czerny.

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

An English version of this was published by Novello in From there Beethoven possibly studied with Antonio Salieribut this is unknown as albrechttsberger fact. Retrieved from ” https: This is the type of instrument with which most trombonists begin their playing careers, and even when players advance and get an instrument with an F-attachment the basic instrument remains a tenor trombone.

He also wrote a Concerto for the MandolaOp. The performance will be on Monday, October 22, at 8: The trombone writing is not what most people would expect from a trombone concerto, particularly if the listener is accustomed to hearing the loud, bombastic trombone playing trombine characterizes the writing of late Romantic composers in particular. 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.

His fame as a theorist attracted to him in the Austrian capital a large number of pupils, some of whom afterwards became eminent musicians.

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Johann Georg Albrechtsberger Austrian composer Johann Georg Albrechtsberger began his musical career as a choirboy in Klosterneuburg, where he also began study of organ and composition.


The Harvard biographical dictionary albrechsberger music. A collection of his writings on harmonyin three volumes, was published under the care of his pupil Ignaz von Seyfried — in The Music and the Life W.

Its fundamental pitch is E-flat, a perfect fourth higher than the tenor trombone. This provides a central challenge of performing the piece, as the trombonist must execute difficult ornamental work as well as sustained high register playing, and yet at the same time maintain a light and delicate approach.

While I 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. There are cadenzas in both the first and second movements. 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! Albrechtsberger appears to have conceived the work as a chamber piece, though we will be using full string orchestra minus violas.

A to B Johann Georg Albrechtsberger. All of that said, my desire is to give a compelling and enjoyable performance, not pursue absolute historical accuracy from an organological perspective. The last example on the video is a joke provided for the benefit of one of my students.

While there is not a great deal of solo repertoire for the trombone from the eighteenth century, there are a few pieces, as well as soloistic parts for the trombonist in a number of larger works. Belknap Press of Harvard Univ. The ideas and opinions expressed here are not necessarily shared by the employers and organizations with which the author is associated. Views Read Edit View history.

The original bass trombones were unwieldy instruments in F, E-flat, or G, with handslides so long that handles were needed to operate them.