Jef Van Hoof (1886 – 1959) composed his Divertimento for trombone and orchestra in 1935. It was dedicated to his friend, trombonist Jules De Haes, who for many years played in the Antwerp Brass Ensemble, originally founded by Van Hoof. This edition of the Divertimento for trombone and piano reduction was first published by Metropolis Music Publishers in 1952. The work is in two parts, the first of which "Moderato molto" explores the expressive side of the instrument, while the second part, a Scherzo, is bright, rhythmic, and allows for the soloist to "show off" a bit.