Composer: McMillan, Benjamin
Instrumentation: Ensemble Instruments: Euphonium, Tuba
Genre: Contemporary

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EEEETTTT: Apperceptions is an introspective, fluid journey through the aural mind. The word "apperception" has to do with the thought-processes of assimilating a new idea into an existing body of ideas—something I'm very interested in in my own life, but also fitting with my concept of the piece. So in working with that definition, the new idea is introduced as the opening statement. Other ideas are brought in as short, often contrasting sections, while the original idea keeps returning—similar to the iconic Unanswered Question by Ives. As with the Ives, end is left somewhat unresolved, an uncertainty whether the idea has been truly integrated into the whole, or still remains unperceived.
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    BEN MCMILLAN (b. 1984) holds a degree in music composition from Tennessee Tech University. His music has been performed internationally by leading artists, including Steven Mead, Sergio Carolino, Spanish Brass, Eufonix Quartet, North Texas Euphonium Quartet, and the Tennessee Tech Tuba Ensemble. He has had performances at major music venues and conferences including the International Tuba/Euphonium Conference and regional conferences, the Tennessee Music Educators Conference, the US Army Band Tuba/Euphonium Workshop, and Carnegie Hall. He currently resides in northern California.

    As a former euphoniumist, Ben was principle soloist with the Tennessee Tech Tuba Ensemble on numerous tours and performances, and recorded several albums with the group. While living in the Midwest, Ben performed on baritone and tenor horn with the award-winning Fountain City Brass Band, based in Kansas City.

    Ben studied composition with professors Dr. Greg Danner and James Barnes.

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    SKU CM2591
    Price 22.00
    Delivery PDF download, Shipped (printed)
    Composer McMillan, Benjamin
    Instrument Euphonium, Tuba
    Instrumentation Ensemble
    Genre Contemporary
    Grade 4
    Publisher Cimarron Music Press
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