Regardless of your personal musical tastes, there is a meditation piece for you. Whether you prefer classical, jazz, or even classical rock, you’re sure to find something that suits your mood. You may even enjoy a piece by a composer you don’t normally listen to. Here are some examples of some of the most popular compositions for meditation on YouTube.
Sandstrom’s Motorbike Concerto for trombone
Sandstrom’s Motorbike Concerto for Trombone is a piece written for solo tenor trombone. It was dedicated to trombone virtuoso Christian Lindberg. It is considered to be one of the most challenging works for trombone.
The piece’s climax is in the last movement. The trombone soloist plays with the entire trombone section, accompanied by a religious melody in the upper winds. The soloist then plays a distant motorcycle sound, a countermelody to the processional music. The piece ends with the soloist playing a high note for a few seconds, drawing breath. The final note harmonizes with the orchestra before the piece fades away into silence.
Sandstrom’s Motorbike Concerto is one of the most famous works for trombone. It was commissioned by the Swedish National Concert Institute and had its world premiere in Nov. 1989. The work has since become one of Sweden’s most popular works on the international stage.
The music is written in 4/4 time and in traditional notation. It includes sonic effects and motorcycle imitations, but is written in such a way that it sounds as if it were written in classical music. The result is one of the most technically advanced trombone concertos ever written. The trombone has a range of almost five octaves, so playing the piece requires a perfect balance between virtuosity and technical sensitivity.