Philippe Gaubert (1879-1941) was a distinguished performer on the Flute. It comes as no surprise, therefore, that his compositions for wind instruments are at the forefront of the repertoire, Morceau Symphonique for Tenor Trombone being no exception.
After a prominent career as a flautist with the Paris Opéra, Gaubert was appointed as professor of Flute at the Paris Conservatoire, as well as principal conductor of leading orchestras. It was during this time that Gaubert composed, including his Morceau Symphonique for Tenor Trombone and Piano. Addressing many technical features, including flourishing semiquaver passages, a wide range, lyrical melodies, unusual intervals, chromaticism and complex rhythms, Morceau Symphonique is a challenging, yet riveting and stirring piece for aspiring advanced Tenor Trombone players.