*David & Goliath for Solo Bass Trombone and Trombone Choir, by Mike Forbes
David & Goliath is a tour de force for the solo bass trombonist and was originally written for tubist, Sérgio Carolino. The piece has been arranged for a number of identical accompanimental forces including piano, strings, and tuba/euphonium ensemble. This version is for 5 tenor trombones and 3 bass trombones, though tubas could also be substituted for or double the bass trombone parts. It pits the solo bass trombonist (David) against the menacing sound of the ensemble (Goliath) in a fight to the death. The piece can be heard below with the composer as soloist on his album, "Forbes Plays Forbes."