Trombly, Preston (Andrew)

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Trombly, Preston (Andrew)

Trombly, Preston (Andrew), American composer; b. Hartford, Conn., Dec. 30, 1945. He studied composition with Whittenberg at the Univ. of Conn. (B.M., 1968), with Arel and Davidovsky at Yale Univ. (M.M.A., 1972), and with Crumb at the Berkshire Music Center at Tanglewood; also had some instruction in conducting from Bernstein and Barzin. He then devoted himself to teaching and composing.


orch: Setfor Jazz Orch. (1968); Doubles (1970); Music for the Theatre (1972); Chamber Concerto for Piano and 11 Instruments (1975). CHAMBER: Woodwind Quintet (1968); Opera/Septimafor Flute, Oboe, Bass Clarinet, Trumpet, Violin, Viola, and Cello (1969-70); Musicfor Violin, Viola, and Cello (1970); In memoriam: Igor Stravinskyfor Woodwind Quartet, Viola, and Double Bass (1972); Trio in 3 Movements for Flute, Double Bass, and Percussion (1973); Trio da camerafor Flute, Cello, and Piano (1975); The Windmills of Parisfor Flute, Clarinet, Violin, Cello, and Piano (1976); The Bridge: 3 Pieces after Hart Cranefor Clarinet, Saxophone, Cello, and Piano (1979); String Quartet (1979); Time of the Supple Irisfor Viola, Double Bass, Oboe or English Horn, Bass Clarinet, and Percussion (1980); Aurora Quartetfor Oboe, Violin, Cello, and Harpsichord (1983-84). With Tape: Kinetics IIIfor Flute (1971); G.H-.M.T.S. for Flute, Clarinet, Double Bass, and Vibraphone (1971-72); Fantasyfor Cello (1974); Toccatafor Trombone (1974); The Trumpets of Solitudefor Flute, Clarinet, Violin, Cello, and Piano (1982).

—Nicolas Slonimsky/Laura Kuhn/Dennis McIntire