"…whose performance must have surprised those who had previously associated a splendidly expressive instrument with nothing but furious & biting blasts”
Concert at Westminster Town Hall - April 6th 1894
Below is an archive advertisement from the London Evening Standard dated 4th April 1896 for a Queen’s Hall concert with the Queen’s Hall Orchestra featuring The Concert Trombone Quartette accompanied by organist, Mr Henry J. Wood.
Queen’s Hall Interior, London. (original image dated 1904) 'By permission of Historic England Archive’
"Algernon S. Rose described the quartet's concert for Gresham College's free music lectures as having demonstrated "the wondrous beauty of concerted trombone music." Their only known selection was a Largo by Mozart, arranged for four trombones. Rose continued, "To the musicians present the performance was a revelation. Why? Because the players knew not only how to blare forth for an occasional effect, but how to make their trombones sing pianissimo, and the tone steal away... silently" 535
Raymond David Burkhart - Brass Chamber Music in Lyceum & Chautauqua
1st July 1895 – The Musical Times:
"….and by Gluck in his opera Orfeo" Mr Morrow received the able assistance of three members of the Concert Trombone Quartet.
"Advertisements for a Concert Trombone Quartet began to appear in 1894, and the group continued to perform at least through 1896. Most of the advertisements do not mention what they performed, but at a Queen's Hall promenade concert, they played "The Little Church" by V. E. Becker and "Robin Adair (harmonized)."