Wong, Wilson Tsun Kiu
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While major developments occurred in the use of the trombone from 1700-1839, there is a lack of original solo repertoire from this period, particularly by major orchestral composers. However, trombonists frequently encounter original and transcribed ensemble repertoire from the eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries today. It is therefore necessary for a trombonist to be familiar with the musical styles and performance practices from this time period. For this project, I have transcribed three original solo works for performance on trombone: Bach's Partita in A Minor for flute solo, Mozart's Andante in C for flute and orchestra, and No. 9 of Beethoven's Ten National Airs with Variations for flute and piano. This project examines the performance practices used in the aforementioned works that should be considered when adapting them for the trombone, and includes a discussion on how the study and performance of those practices may help trombonists approach both the original works and transcriptions of the eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries.