Joyful laments for Trombone and Piano

Joyful Laments for Trombone and Piano is an exploration of the unique capacities of the trombone. The ability of the trombone to slide between semitones is exploited here, especially in the beginning of the piece. The emotion of this piece explore both happiness and tragedy. it delves into the combination of joy and sorry upon reflection in life. They say hindsight is 20-20 and that is what this piece is meant to show: the glass half full, even when life seems rough.