Duet With a Pro – Alan Thomas

Duration: 3 Duet Playalongs
Price: £15 –
This is a donation to the Trussel Trust – UK foodbanks
Parts in Bb, Eb, F and Bass Clef Trombone
Difficulty: 3 Graded Levels provided, A (6-8), B (4-6), C (2-4)

Welcome to Duet with a Pro, written during self-isolation 2020. A fantastic opportunity for players of all levels to play fresh original music alongside a world-class musician in their own homes. Your purchase is also 100% an amazing donation towards the Trussel Trust, the major UK food bank charity.

Included in the pack:

Sheet Music – Available in 3 graded levels A (7-8) B (4-6) and C (1-3)
12 parts: Bb treble, Eb treble, F Horn and Bass Clef Concert (Trombone)

Audio – Click tracks for you to practice with

Videos – 3 Videos of Alan performing each movement for you to join in with

3 Videos of myself performing the lower part so you can be Alan!

A brief chat from Alan offering encouragement and advice

All included in an easy access Dropbox Folder after purchase.

Your Pro – Alan Thomas:

 Alan Thomas is Section Leader Trumpet of the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra.

Alan first joined the CBSO in 2004, performing for 9 years before leaving the Orchestra in 2013 to take up the Principal Trumpet position at the BBC Symphony Orchestra 2013-2018 before returning to Birmingham.

Alongside his playing, Alan has recently been appointed as Associate Head of Brass at the Royal Birmingham Conservatoire – where he was an undergraduate student himself from 1996-2000 – and is also a Professor at the Royal College of Music and trumpet tutor to the National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain.

Away from orchestral life, Alan is a member of both Onyx Brass and Septura, two of Britain’s leading brass chamber groups. He maintains a keen interest in the psychological aspects of performance and is a keen educationalist, visiting and coaching various schools and ensembles.

Alan’s Welcome:

Sheet Music Sample: