Siegel, Wayne – Road Movie for 16-part Trombone Ensemble
Road Movie was commissioned by Professor Niels-Ole Bo Johansen of the Royal Academy of Music, Arhus Denmark and premiered in Salt Lake City Utah for the International Trombone Festival 2008.
Wayne Siegel has written a compelling and dramatic musical canvas using a large, 16-part Trombone Ensemble. He uses many special effects on the Trombone to give his score a vivid sound imagery. "Road Movie" consists of three movments, each depicting a scene in an imaginary road movie.
The first movement, AM, is set on an early morning on a country highway. The abbreviation AM is, of course, ambiguous, implying both the early hours of the day as well as the type of radio that was most common in cars in my youth. The second movement, Canyon Canon depicts a landscape insprired by the Grand Canyon. The third movment, Highway, the road movie comes to a most tragic end.