The Trombone Concerto is, extraordinarily, all that it sets out to be. It is a dirge for those lost. It is a celebration of life. It is an unbelievable vehicle for the abilities of the trombone, and of the virtuoso trombonist. And, more than anything else, it is James MacMillan. It is a work inexorably formed by his hands, and is the unique outworking of his spirit.

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