Perverse Notions

Composer: Moats, William
Instrumentation: Solo and piano Instruments: Piano, Tuba

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with Piano; Perverse Notions was written as a recital piece and does not have any particular
program. It consists of contrasting sections of legato and tongued passages exploring
high and low registers of the Tuba. The piano part assumes an active role beyond that
of accompaniment.

William Moats is a resident of Birmingham, Alabama. He attended and graduated
from Kent State University in Music Education with a major in instrumental music.
He was a member of two military bands, playing trombone and euphonium before
attending and graduating from Ball State University with a Master of Arts degree in
Music. As a band and orchestra director in Ohio, he taught in the Dayton Public
Schools and the Trotwood-Madison City Schools. In 1990 he made a career change to
the computer industry and relocated to Birmingham, Alabama in 1995.

Mr. Moats served as choir director at Emmanuel Lutheran Church in Kettering, Ohio
for 15 years. In addition to vocal choir he directed a brass ensemble, church band, folk
ensemble, and eventually started a handbell choir. As a member of Shepherd of the
Hills Lutheran Church in Birmingham, Alabama, he directs the adult handbell and
vocal choirs. He has published handbell compositions with several publishers,
published band music, string orchestra music and brass chamber music.

Mr. Moats is currently semi-retired. During his professional career he has been a
member of the Music Educator’s National Conference, Ohio Music Educators


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