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Sydney Symphony Education Kit 2004 (Interview March 2004)

Saturday, November 14th, 2009

Carol Coomber interviews CG about his Concerto for Bass Trombone and Orchestra.

How did the idea for a bass trombone concerto come about?

Christopher Harris has performed on a lot of film scores that I have either composed or orchestrated. I first noticed the wonderful rich, noble tone he has in early 1997 when he had a short 2 bar (!) solo in Roger Mason’s score for the film Joey which I orchestrated. Over the years at SSO concerts I noted that when required Chris could rhythmically drive the entire orchestra from up there in the back seat.

Christopher Harris, Bass Trombone

Christopher Harris, Bass Trombone
(Photo: Bridget Elliot)