I am currently putting the finishing touches on a brass trio I am composing. After meticulously checking every note and every phrase, I realized the technical difficulty of the opening 4 measures of the piece for F Trigger Trombone:
The difficulty stems from slide positioning:
- The Db can only be played in position 5
- The C can only be played in position 6 or T2.5
- The Bb can only be played in position 1 or T3
The musicians that will be performing this piece are collegiate performance majors, so a good deal of technical proficiency is expected of them. However, since I do not personally play the Trombone I am not sure if this passage would be too difficult to expect of a college level player.
Could any trombonists clarify for me if this would be too difficult?
Thanks a million!
Edit: tempo is at dotted quarter = 80