for solo tenor trombone
Dedicated to Dirk Amrein
Ethos is a Greek word meaning “character” that is used to describe the guiding beliefs or ideals that characterise a community, nation, or ideology. The Greeks also used this word to refer to the power of music to influence its hearer’s emotions, behaviours, and even morals. Early Greek stories of Orpheus exhibit this idea in a compelling way. The word’s use in rhetoric is closely based on the Greek terminology used by Aristotle in his concept of the three artistic proofs.
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Duration: 7 minutes
Dirk Amrein – world premiere live recording – The British Trombone Society National Trombone Festival 26 May at the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama in Cardiff.