This setting of George Bernard's Classic Hymn, "Old Rugged Cross," for Trombone quartet takes a completely new approach harmonically in this arrangement. While the famous melody in the 1st Trombone has a few added embellishments (and is a bit rangey!), the rest of the ensemble joins with tighter jazz-influenced harmony.
A reflective approach to this piece of music would be extremely rewarding in a worship setting when used either as an offertory or as a lead-in to a music set. While none of the individual brass parts are particularly challenging, it will still be an exercise in balanced small ensemble playing.
The Brass quartet edition is available separately here.