Preston Trombly


Preston Andrew Trombly (born December 30, 1945, in Hartford, Connecticut) is an American composer, visual artist, and broadcast personality. He is a program host on Sirius XM's Symphony Hall classical music channel.

Trombly earned his Bachelor of Music from the University of Connecticut in 1969. He received a Master of Musical Arts degree from the Yale School of Music in 1972. He has been a Fellow in Composition and Conducting at the Tanglewood Music Center (1970), a Guggenheim Fellow (1974–1975), and a resident fellow at the MacDowell Colony. Trombly's visual art has been shown in multiple exhibitions, principally in the New York area.

In the early 1980s Trombly was active as a saxophonist and jazz clarinetist. He played with the Jaki Byard group, and also as a soloist. He has taught at Vassar College, CUNY and the Catholic University of America.

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19 title(s)
Preston Trombly ANTIPHONALS ob
Preston Trombly APERCU cl,bsn,pf
Preston Trombly CANTILENA fl ens:pic,fl,alfl,bfl
Preston Trombly CANZONA 2tpt(preferably in C)
Preston Trombly CHAMBER CONCERTO pf & cham orch:1-1-bcl-0,1-1-0-0,hp, pf,perc,vln,vla,cb
Preston Trombly DUO flute, percussion (6 bongo drums)
Preston Trombly FANTASY vcl,electronic sounds
Preston Trombly FOUR PIECES vln,vcl
Preston Trombly HOMAGE TO ERIC DOLPHY bcl,pf
Preston Trombly IN EGALE ob,vcl
Preston Trombly IN MEMORIAM IGOR STRAVINSKY fl/pic/alfl,ob/ehn, cl/bcl,bsn,vla,cb
Preston Trombly KINETICS III fl, tape
Preston Trombly MUSIC FOR PIANO pf
Preston Trombly O DEATH, WHERE IS THY STING? sop,pf
Preston Trombly STRING QUARTET str qrt
Preston Trombly TOCCATA/2 tbn,tape
Preston Trombly TRIO DA CAMERA fl,vcl,pf
Preston Trombly TRIO IN THREE MOVEMENTS flute/alto flute, perc(1), double bass
Preston Trombly WINDMILLS OF PARIS fl,cl,pf,vln,vcl

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