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Instrumentation: Solo and Piano Instruments: Euphonium, Piano
Too often compositions are written with a certain narrow-mindedness. Composers sometimes choose to write a piece for themselves, sometimes for an audience, and sometimes for the intended performer. "Turbo" takes a multifaceted approach in that the work is intended to satisfy my own compositional desires while providing an entertaining challenge for the performers and a thrill ride for the audience.
After the piano sets the tone for what will make up most of the piece, the solo euphonimist enters with long tones, leaping around in range and experimenting with timbre. After the personality of the piece is established, the soloist now explores the groundwork which the opening pianist has set. While exploring harmonic possibilities just slightly beyond the "norm," "Turbo" also experiments with several rhythmic complexities, adding up to an interesting piece for all involved. Following a cadenza composed through expanding prior themes, the euphonium and piano both finish with a vigorous coda that ends with an ultimate high B-flat.Learn More
Instrumentation: Solo and Piano Instruments: Piano, Tuba
with Piano (also available with String Ensemble accompaniment);
Concertino was written during the same time I was finishing Pirate Memories which is a work for Solo Tuba and Wind Ensemble. This work explores a different soundscape for the tuba, taking advantage of the ensemble that Koetsier and Plog have so expertly utilized: solo tuba and string orchestra. Like their works, Concertino has an effective piano reduction; however, the work truly shines with the utilization of the strings.
Although there are no extended techniques, the different timbres between arco and pizzicato, basses up to violins, and strings to tuba create a unique sound that audience members are not graced with often enough. There is an extraordinary blend between the majestic bass tuba sound and this 5-part scoring for strings. Although the piece has its moments of comedic intrigue, all 3 movements are written with the intention of grabbing serious attention from the performer as well as the listener. Especially in the fast paced and technically challenging final movement, the soloist has the opportunity to combine artistic quality with their most impressive mechanical abilities.Learn More