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  1. Color Code

    Composer: Raum, Elizabeth
    Instrumentation: Duet Instruments: French Horn, Piano, Tuba
    Genre: Contemporary

    For Horn, Tuba and Piano: Commissioned by The International Women in Brass Conference, Lin Foulk, Deanna Swoboda, Cimarron Music Press and BVD Press

    When I started working on a new work for horn, tuba, and piano, I had no thoughts as to what I would call it or what direction it would take. However, as often happens in composition, the piece took on a life of its own with three movements of contrasting moods. I thought that might be a good name, "Moods,"but I woke up one morning with the word "Colors," on my mind, and that soon morphed into "Color Code." There has been evidence that colors affect one's mood so this seemed a perfect alternative. Also, each movement has a pair of colors to represent the horn and the tuba. 

    Now I had to figure out what colors would best represent each movement. The first is dissonant and militaristic with the driving accented rhythm and sudden dynamic changes. The horn and the tuba repeat each other's phrases, almost as in a competition. The quiet middle section has an ominous undercurrent, a lull in the battle. So when I thought about the colors of this movement, it occurred to me that the horn is generally a gold colored instrument and the tuba, silver. (Although it can be either silver or gold, for this purpose I decided it would be sliver.) Thus the name, A Clash of Gold and Silver.

    The second movement begins full of tragedy and melancholy calling to mind the dark and forbidding colors of violet and gray. The movement shifts between one shade of despair to another, as in Shifting and Shimmering Shades of Violet and Gray. The opening choral-like section is suddenly interrupted by the repressed anger of the hand muted horn. The tuba and piano join, expressing growing angst until the first theme intercedes with an attempt to calm the anxiety, but it is thwarted again and again until finally a resignation is apparent although it's left to the last movement to brighten the spirits.

    What better colors to signify having fun than Champagne and Chocolate! This movement's sprightly and humorous themes, rather tongue in cheek, bring Color Code to a fitting and happy conclusion.

    Elizabeth Raum



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  2. ITEC Day 3 June 1, 2016

    Instruments: Euphonium, Tuba

    ITEC Day 3 2016 Recital Pieces

    If not marked download or shipped, the product is only available in the printed form.

    CM2912 Prophecies - Barbara York (Mark Norman)

    Tuba and Piano

    CM2906 Snapshots - Barbara York (Mark Norman)

    Tuba and Piano

    CM2138 Every Day an Alleluia - Barbara York (Mark Norman and Joe Dollard)

    Euph, Tuba and Piano

    TEP10287 Tubas Latinas - Aldo Rafael Forte (U of MT)

    Tuba Ensemble

    CM2045 Tubas of the Apocalypse - Benjamin McMillan (U of MO at KC)

    Tuba Quartet

    TEP10598 Londonderry Air - Traditional/Mehlan (Baylor)

    Tuba Quartet

    CM1740 Color Code - Elizabeth Raum (Zach Collins)

    French Horn, Tuba and Piano

    CM2585 Big Sky - Frank Gulino (Zach Collins)

    French Horn, Tuba and Piano

    TEP11091 R.S.V.B. Hymn - Gail Robertson (R.S.V.B Quartet)

    Tuba Quartet

    CM1474 P.C. Tuba Quartet - Barbara York (R.S.V.B Quartet)

    Tuba Quartet


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  3. Jason and the Golden Fleece

    Composer: Raum, Elizabeth
    Instrumentation: Brass Choir Instruments: French Horn, Percussion, Timpani, Trombone, Trumpet, Tuba
    Genre: Contemporary
    4 Trumpets, 2 Horns, 4 Trombones, Tuba, Timpani and Percussion; 4 movements.

    The first movement, Jason and the Argonauts, represents the crew of heroes on the "Argo," the ship built to carry them in their quest for the Golden Fleece.

    The Symplegades, or clashing islands, impeded the entrance to the Euxine Sea. These small rocky islands floated on the surface of the water, and in their tossings and heavings occasionally came together to crush anything caught between them. Jason, on the advice of Phineus, let a dove fly through the islands first, and when they clashed, just missing her, Jason passed safely through on the rebound.

    Medea was the beautiful and seductive daughter of the Colchian king who owned the powerful sorceress and gives Jason a charm to help him complete the tasks her father demanded that Jason do to win the Fleece. One of those tasks, Sowing the Dragon's Teeth, required that Jason yoke two fire-breathing bulls to a plow and sow the teeth of the dragon which Cadmus had slain and from which would grow a crop of armed men. When this belligerent army rose from the ground, Jason, using the charm Medea had given him, caused such confusion in the ranks of his assailants that they turned on each other until there were none left.

    The final movement, The Golden Fleece, comes as a tribute to the success of the group of heroes in their long and difficult quest.

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  4. Mikrosuite (5 mvts.)

    Composer: Vaughan, Rodger
    Instrumentation: Mixed Ensemble Instruments: French Horn, Tuba
    Genre: Contemporary
    4 Hns and Tba Learn More

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  5. Mobile I

    Composer: Vaughan, Rodger
    Instrumentation: Mixed Ensemble Instruments: French Horn, Tuba
    Genre: Contemporary
    4 Hns and Tba Learn More

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  6. Relationships

    Composer: Raum, Elizabeth
    Instrumentation: Trio Instruments: Bass Trombone, French Horn, Tuba
    Horn, Bass Trombone and Tuba Learn More

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  7. Wayfaring Stranger

    Composer: Vaughan, Rodger
    Instrumentation: Mixed Ensemble Instruments: French Horn, Tuba
    4 Hns and Tba Learn More

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